Deepa Alagesan is a Senior Supervising Attorney in IRAP’s litigation department. In this role, she works on impact litigation in U.S. courts to advance and defend the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, and other people in need of humanitarian relocation. She also supervises the department’s fellows and staff members.
Before joining IRAP, Deepa was a litigation associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where her practice included representing noncitizens in removal proceedings or applying for T-visas pro bono.
Deepa is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School. She served as a law clerk for the Honorable Kiyo A. Matsumoto of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the Honorable Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Deepa is a member of the New York and Massachusetts bars.