Neel Lalchandani joined Brown, Goldstein & Levy in November 2017.
Prior to joining the firm as an associate, Neel clerked for the Honorable Roger L. Gregory, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and for the Honorable David O. Carter on the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
During law school, Neel represented clients in eviction, Social Security, criminal record expungement, and wage theft proceedings as a student attorney in the Stanford Community Law Clinic. He was Co-President of the American Constitution Society, participated in the Iraq Legal Education Initiative, and served as an editor for the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Neel also interned with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice and with Human Rights First as a Ford Foundation Public Interest Fellow.
Neel graduated with pro bono distinction from law school, where he also received the Judge Thelton E. Henderson Prize for his clinical work and the Gerald Gunther Prize for Outstanding Performance in Constitutional Law.
Prior to attending law school, Neel taught and mentored high school students at Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men in Chicago. Neel also completed the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and studied human rights in Lyon, France as a Humanity in Action Fellow.
- Stanford Law School, J.D., 2015
- University of Pennsylvania, B.A., summa cum laude, 2010
- Rivera v. Mo’s Fisherman Exch., Inc. – Part of team that successfully negotiated a $1 million settlement on behalf of restaurant workers against the Mo’s Seafood chain for wage and hour violations (2018)
- In re Emergency Request to Unseal Special Master’s Report – Successfully represented American Oversight, a watchdog group focused on the executive branch, to obtain the expedited unsealing of a confidential 1999 report on alleged improper leaks from the Office of Independent Counsel (Ken Starr’s investigation of President Clinton), where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh worked as a prosecutor (2018).
- James Owens v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore – Part of team that obtained a $9 million settlement on behalf of a man who was wrongfully convicted and incarcerated for 21 years after Baltimore homicide detectives concealed exculpatory evidence (2018).
- “To Protect and Spy: The San Francisco Police Department & The Civil Rights Ordinance,” 26 Stanford Law & Policy Review 701 (2015).