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Anjum Unwala

Washington, D.C.

Anjum Unwala
Urdu, Gujarati, Hindi
Practice Group

Anjum Unwala brings experience in white-collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation to her clients. As an associate at Hogan Lovells, she has represented clients in the higher education, auditor, pharmaceutical, and financial industry sectors in matters arising under the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Act.

Anjum advises clients on internal, government, and congressional investigations, particularly in navigating fact discovery and e-discovery as part of responding to civil investigation demands and subpoenas originating with state and federal regulators.

She is also active in the firm's pro bono efforts and has represented clients in matters including an application for asylum, a housing repairs action, and an order of protection in a domestic violence case. Specifically, through her communication skills, Anjum helped a victim of domestic violence obtain a five-year order of protection, the strictest and most rare order of protection, in an action against the victim's estranged and abusive husband in a Bronx family court. Anjum was part of a team that successfully convinced the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to reverse a federal court order that mandated their client, a victim of domestic abuse, to pay a significant amount of legal fees to her abusive husband. This pro bono team was awarded the Sanctuary for Families Above & Beyond Pro Bono Achievement Award in 2016.

While in law school at the University of Michigan, Anjum was an articles editor of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform.


Education and admissions


  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2014
  • B.S., New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, 2008


  • Assistant Vice President of Community Affairs, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington D.C. Area, 2017-present

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

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