Jasmeet K. Ahuja

Jasmeet K. Ahuja

Senior Associate, Philadelphia

Email jasmeet.ahuja@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 267 675 4667

Fax +1 267 675 4601

Practice groupLitigation

As an engineer with years working in the heart of our government's national security apparatus, Jasmeet Kaur Ahuja brings both substantive and practical experience to her practice.

From tackling the tough questions that arise after a data security breach to advising companies on the development of secure mobile apps, Jasmeet focuses her practice on the emerging legal quandaries new technologies and technological systems pose. Jasmeet counsels clients facing cross-border investigations, multidistrict class action lawsuits, and litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Prior to joining the firm, Jasmeet served numerous arms of the U.S. government in developing defense and foreign relations policy. Early in her career, Jasmeet managed a national cybersecurity task force sponsored by DHS. As a Presidential Management Fellow in the Pentagon, she assisted in assessing DOD's capabilities in science and technology. Later, she served as the Director of South Asia at the State Department, where she managed the distribution of over US$300M in defense contracts. Most recently, Jasmeet served as the Professional Staff Member responsible for South Asia for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. In this role, she drafted legislation that continues to define our relationship with Pakistan and facilitated passage of legislation granting congressional consent to civilian nuclear cooperation with India.

Beyond her practice with Hogan Lovells, Jasmeet remains active in South Asian affairs, the South Asian American community, and in moving the globe forward in cybersecurity. She recently served as a consultant to the Hewlett Foundation's cyber initiative, and is on the advisory boards of The Sikh Coalition and the Conference on Asian American Pacific Leadership.

Jasmeet clerked for Judge Kent A. Jordan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and for Judge Mary A. McLaughlin of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Awards and recognitions

2018

Public Service Award
Philadelphia Bar Association's Law Firm Management Committee

Education and admissions

Education

J.D., Yale Law School, 2013

M.S., Stanford University, 2004

B.S., Stanford University, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 2003

Bar admissions and qualifications

Pennsylvania

New York

Court admissions

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit

Representative experience

Defending a health insurance company in multidistrict class-action litigation arising from cyberattack, including depositions of expert witnesses.

Defending a healthcare transcription company in a state court putative class action alleging claims from a patient health data breach.

Representing the city of Philadelphia in its lawsuit against the Department of Justice over the city's alleged "sanctuary city" policies.

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