Imran Dar, RPLG’s newest associate, has focused on the public sector since he was an undergraduate. After exploring legal fields ranging from campaign-finance law enforcement to Occupy Wall Street First Amendment cases in New York, Mr. Dar returned to his home state of California and joined the firm this April.
“Imran’s commitment to public sector work makes him a strong addition to our team,” said Partner Linda Ross. “We are excited to welcome him to the firm.”
Mr. Dar earned a B.A. in political studies from Bard College in 2011 and graduated cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in 2016. During law school, Mr. Dar interned at the Cardozo Civil Rights Clinic and Stecklow & Thompson, where he worked on civil rights cases.
He gravitated to law enforcement after graduating, landing in New York State’s Department of Election Law Enforcement through New York’s competitive Excelsior Fellowship. For 21 months, he conducted white-collar criminal investigations into the conduct of elected officials across the state and implemented a comprehensive administrative procedure for campaign-finance law violations.
In 2019, Mr. Dar returned to California to work as a judicial fellow for U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Following his year-long fellowship, he looked for a position at a firm with a public interest-driven mission where he would have ample opportunities for professional growth.
“Working for Judge Beeler did wonders for my development as a lawyer and helped me realize how important it is to work with top-notch people with an interest in my growth,” said Mr. Dar. “I look forward to working with the senior attorneys and partners at RPLG, who are the best at what they do.”
At RPLG, Mr. Dar looks forward to increasing his familiarity with local governments in the Bay Area and developing his skills in defense work.
“I’m particularly excited about having a larger presence, as a young attorney, in litigation,” said Mr. Dar. “At a bigger firm, it could have taken years to get my name on a brief or argue a motion. At RPLG, I hope to get that experience in my first year.”
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