Amrit Singh

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Amrit Singh joined the Open Society Justice Initiative in 2009 as the senior legal officer for national security and counterterrorism. 

Previously, she served as a staff attorney at the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project. She was counsel, among other cases, in ACLU v. Dep’t of Defense, which resulted in the public disclosure of thousands of documents concerning the abuse of prisoners held by the U.S. overseas. She is co-author (with Jameel Jaffer) of Administration of Torture: A Documentary Record from Washington to Abu Ghraib and Beyond (Columbia University Press, 2007). 

Prior to joining the ACLU, Singh served as a law clerk to the Hon. Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before embarking on her legal career, she was an economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of Cambridge University, Oxford University, and the Yale Law School.