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Neil Sawhney

Staff Attorney
Southern Poverty Law Center
Neil Sawhney is a staff attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center's Economic Justice Project, which uses impact litigation and other advocacy strategies to fight against policies and practices that exploit or punish the poor simply because of their economic status. Some of the Project's recent work include challenges to the Trump Administration's efforts to impose work requirements on vulnerable Medicaid recipients, cases targeting debtors' prisons and private probation in the Deep South, and litigation to eliminate collateral consequences of court fines and fees, such as driver’s license suspensions. Previously, Neil served as the inaugural Fellow in Appellate and Constitutional Litigation at Gupta Wessler, where he worked on appellate litigation involving consumer and worker rights, access to justice, and gun control. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Harvard University.