Hogan Lovells Jasmeet Ahuja receives Philadelphia Bar Association's Large Firm Management Committee Public Service Award

Philadelphia, 13 July 2018 – Hogan Lovells senior associate Jasmeet Ahuja has been presented with the Philadelphia Bar Association's Large Firm Management Committee Public Service Award, which recognizes two young lawyers for their exceptional pro bono or public service work.

Jasmeet, along with a small team of lawyers, dedicated over 1,000 pro bono hours over the last two years to representing the City of Philadelphia in what some call its “sanctuary cities” litigation, which has had significant local and national implications. Jasmeet served as one of the lead counsel during the multi-day trial before Judge Baylson—preparing and presenting testimony from the City’s highest-ranking officials and persuasively arguing legal issues in this high-profile and contentious litigation. Jasmeet also led the case’s discovery, the hearings before the magistrate judge, and prepared witnesses for both the preliminary injunction hearing and the final hearing. Due largely to her tremendous advocacy, the City prevailed at trial and the judge found that Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ attempt to impose three immigration-related conditions on criminal justice funding was unconstitutional. Moreover, she helped the City obtain vindication for its Welcoming City Policies.

Over the last 16 months, she has also been an important member of the Hogan Lovells team that has challenged the Homeland Security detention of immigrant mothers and children in a facility in Berks County, Pennsylvania in Federal District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals. 

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