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Ayesha Khan

Ayesha Khan

Litigator & Appellate Attorney
  • Appeals & Appellate, Civil Rights, Intellectual Property...
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Summary

Ayesha N. Khan has over two decades of experience handling civil and criminal trial-level and appellate litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. She has represented clients before the United States Supreme Court, every federal circuit, federal trial-level courts, state trial and appellate courts, the American Arbitration Association, and the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal. Ms. Khan’s clients have ranged from private individuals to commercial entities, local school districts to municipalities, and state governments to the United States. Her cases have involved a wide array of legal issues, including questions arising under the First Amendment and other federal constitutional provisions, state and federal statutes in the areas of education, employment, and public funding. criminal matters, and contracts, torts, family law, and other aspects of common-law jurisprudence. In addition to representing clients in litigation before the state and federal courts, Ms. Khan prepares friend-of-the-court briefs in cases of substantial concern to clients. She also collaborates with counsel from other firms on drafting critical trial-level filings and identifying and preserving legal issues for potential appellate treatment.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Civil Rights
  • Intellectual Property
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Trademarks
  • Agricultural Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Bankruptcy
  • Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
  • Business Law
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Energy, Oil & Gas Law
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Maritime Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Native American Law
  • Patents
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Law
  • White Collar Crime
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Maryland
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1st Circuit
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2nd Circuit
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3rd Circuit
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4th Circuit
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5th Circuit
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6th Circuit
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7th Circuit
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8th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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10th Circuit
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11th Circuit
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D.C. Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner, Litigation and Appellate Practice
Potomac Law Group
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Deputy Chief
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Appellate Section
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Legal Director
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
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Staff Counsel
ACLU National Prison Project
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Associate
Covington & Burling
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Education
University of California - Berkeley
J.D. (1989)
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Honors: Order of the Coif (rank: top 5% of class); Women in the Public Interest Scholarship
Activities: CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW; Articles Editor, BERKELEY WOMEN’S LAW JOURNAL
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. | Philosophy
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Honors: Degree Awarded with Highest Distinction, Rank: Top 3%; James B. Angell Scholar; University Honors 1984
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Professional Associations
District of Columbia Bar # 426836
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Maryland State Bar Association
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Women's Bar Association
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Attorney Fees under the Prison Litigation Reform Act: Interpretations and Challenges
13 CIVIL RIGHTS LITIGATION AND ATTORNEY FEES (Clark Boardman Callaghan Pub., Steve Saltzman ed., 1997)
Holy Headache: Is Bufferin’ an Adequate Prescription for the Rev. Phelps?
2010 CARDOZO L. REV. DE NOVO 388 (2010) (lead author, with Michael Blank)
The Application of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to the Segregation of HIV-Positive Inmates
65 WASH. L. REV. 839 (1990)
The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker: When Nondiscrimination Principles Collide with Religious Freedom
Maryland Bar Journal (forthcoming in July/Aug. 2017 issue)
Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't: The Pitfalls and Pratfalls of Complying with the Establishment Clause
Municipal Lawyer Magazine
At a Crossroads: The Intersection Between Religious Liberties and Nondiscrimination Principles
PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE? RECONCILING NON-DISCRIMINATION PRINCIPLES WITH CIVIL LIBERTIES (U.S. Commission on Civil Rights ed., 2013)
Websites & Blogs
Website
Partner, Potomac Law Group
Website
Principal, A/N/K Law
Contact & Map
Main Office
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Ste. 700
Washington, DC 20004
USA
Telephone: (202) 836-7136
Fax: (202) 318-7707
Main Office
5309 Burling Ter.
Bethesda, MD 20814
USA
Toll-Free: (301) 246-0346