Ehsan Zaffar – Amani Institute

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Ehsan Zaffar

Senior Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Official, United States Department of Homeland Security

Ehsan is an attorney and consultant specializing in post-conflict and post-disaster rule of law, civil rights and national security issues. He has worked on legal and civil rights issues in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the South Asian earthquake, the earthquake in Haiti and most recently during the BP oil spill. His past clients include the American Bar Association, the American Red Cross, Ashoka and CDRS. After law school he co-founded the Los Angeles Mobile Legal Aid Clinic (LAMLAC), a self-sustaining mobile legal aid clinic focused on providing preventative legal aid to low-income communities in Southern California. Ehsan now serves at the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington D.C. where he advises DHS and its components on the civil rights and civil liberties implications of existing and proposed Department policies, programs, and procedures.