Jasmeet Ahuja named Best Under 40 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Philadelphia, 9 September, 2020 - Senior associate Jasmeet Ahuja, a member of the Hogan Lovells Philadelphia Litigation practice, has been recognized by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association as one of their nationwide Best Under 40 for 2020.

The Best Under 40 Award recognizes talented individuals within the Asian Pacific American legal community under the age of 40 who have achieved prominence and distinction in their career and demonstrated a strong commitment to Asian Pacific American civic or community affairs.

Since joining Hogan Lovells in 2015, Jasmeet has focused on high-stakes cybersecurity and privacy matters, leveraging her technical background and time spent working in the U.S. government's national security apparatus. Her clients include startups and Fortune 500 companies alike, proactively helping them navigate everything from data breach incidents to the development of secure software applications.

Jasmeet's passion for advocacy and creative problem solving extends far beyond her practice. Over the past three years she has dedicated more than 2,000 hours to her pro bono practice, which addresses timely public policy challenges that impact her local and national communities. She has also led a variety of internal conversations and initiatives on diversity, including advocating for the creation of the Philadelphia office's first diversity committee.

Her work highlights include:

  • Representing Anthem in its high-profile data breach multidistrict litigation (100+ consolidated class actions) and related regulatory inquiries.
  • Leading the trial team in the landmark City of Philadelphia v. Attorney General of the United States of America, successfully challenging the Department of Justice's attempt to crack down on "sanctuary city" policies enacted by the City of Philadelphia.
  • Defending Portal Healthcare Solutions in a long-running state court putative class action alleging claims from a patient health data breach.
  • Extensive work with the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) of Philadelphia, where she created the first-ever mentoring program that paired SABA board members with students from local law schools.
  • Advocacy with the Sikh Coalition, including spearheading a congressional letter writing campaign to the Department of Defense with an aim to change the military's policy regarding allowing turbans to be allowed as a part of military dress. In part due to her efforts, dozens of Sikh Americans now proudly serve in the U.S. military with turbans.
  • Serving as a board member of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in Philadelphia, where she focuses on responding to local incidents of hate by bringing the community together and teaching the importance of education and action.

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