Neda Saghafi

Associate
Saghafi Neda

Neda Saghafi focuses on product liability matters, including mass torts, related to pharmaceutical and biologics products. Neda's experience includes assisting with case strategy, conducting legal research and analysis, and managing discovery. Following law school, Neda served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Michele D. Hotten on the Maryland Court of Appeals.

 

Neda brings a wide range of experience and a diverse legal background to her litigation practice. She is a former teacher in Baltimore City public schools, where she worked predominantly with refugee youth. She also interned as a legal advocate for individuals seeking protective orders. She was also previously a student attorney in the University of Maryland's Gender Violence Clinic, where she worked with a survivor of human trafficking and represented a client before a parole commissioner. Neda interned for the SAFE Center for Human Trafficking Survivors, and for Commissioner Chai Feldblum of the EEOC. She spent a semester of law school in UN Women's policy division, where she worked for the Ending Violence Against Women Section.

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Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. cum laude University of Maryland School of Law 2018
    • Champion of Excellence
    • Senior editor, Maryland Journal of International Law
    • Member, Board, Maryland Public Interest Law Project
    • Member, Executive Board, Student Bar Association
    • Samuel and Anne Hopkins Scholar
    • Recipient, Public Service and Ward Coe Award
  • M.S. Education Johns Hopkins University 2013
  • B.S. Business Administration with honors University of California at Berkeley 2011
    • Haas School of Business Community Fellow
  • B.A. Psychology with honors University of California at Berkeley 2011
    • Regents and Chancellor's Scholar
    • Student nonprofit director, CalCorps Public Service Center
    • Course facilitator, The Central Valley and Migrant Farm Workers
    • Tata Social Internship, Agricultural Sustainability in the Okhamandal Region, Gujarat, India
    • Presenter, Business Philanthropy, Haas School of Business Alumni Conference

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Clerk Experience

  • Honorable Michele D. Hotten Court of Appeals of Maryland

Community
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Pro Bono

  • Currently working to secure state predicate order for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • Currently pursuing civil rights action with ACLU of Louisiana as co-counsel

Volunteerism

  • Advisory Committee for Center for Hope

Personal Activities

  • Fluent in spoken Farsi