Hoorya R.Ahmad


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Hoorya has significant litigation, investigations, and trial experience gained in the public and private sector. She represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters before state and federal administrative agencies and courts across the country.

Hoorya has experience defending matters arising under various constitutional provisions, federal and state employment discrimination statutes, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (race, religion, sex, and national origin claims), sexual harassment and hostile work environment claims, the ADA, the ADEA, FMLA, whistleblower claims, and retaliation claims. She has significant experience defending single-plaintiff litigation and has obtained several victories both at the motion to dismiss and summary judgment stage.

Having worked in government and in private practice, Hoorya brings a unique perspective to the delivery of legal services to her clients. As a former New York State prosecutor, she gained experience conducting investigations, evidentiary hearings, and jury and bench trials. She also has experience in white collar criminal investigations involving financial frauds. Hoorya continued her dedication and commitment to public service and for a few years, defended the City of Chicago in employment litigation disputes in state and federal court.

Hoorya served as a judicial intern in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and as an intern for former Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. She is fluent in multiple languages (Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi) and has knowledge of Spanish.

  • JD, St. John's University School of Law

    Dean's list
    Moot Court Honor Society Senior Bar
    Staff member, New York Litigator Law Journal
    New York City Bar Association Diversity Fellowship Recipient
    Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development
    Labor & Employment Law Society
    Trial Advocacy

  • BA, State University of New York at Stony Brook
    History and Political Science

    Magna cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

  • Illinois
  • New York
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • US District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • US District Court, Southern District of Indiana