Zach Ahmad is a policy counsel at the NYCLU, working on issues relating to free speech, immigration enforcement, and economic justice.
Prior to joining the NYCLU, Ahmad worked as a staff attorney with the Juvenile Rights Practice at the Legal Aid Society of New York, representing children and young adults in Family Court proceedings in Brooklyn, and assisting clients with a range of matters outside of court. While in law school, he contributed legal and social science research to a book on the role that implicit biases play in unequal health care outcomes. He is deeply interested in how economic inequality broadly impacts the exercise of civil liberties.
Ahmad graduated cum laude from George Washington University with a B.A. in journalism in 2006, and received his law degree from CUNY School of Law in 2013. He enjoys riding the 7 train.