Niyati Shah is the Assistant Director of Legal Advocacy at Advancing Justice | AAJC.
Most recently, Niyati worked as an Election Counsel at Project Vote where she investigated, litigated, and advocated against violations of federal constitutional and statutory law nationwide. She is an expert on the implementation of Sections 5 and 7 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), working both cooperatively with, as well as litigating against, states to enforce the NVRA. She has also litigated violations of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and enforced Section 203 of the VRA.
Previously, Niyati worked for the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs litigating against deceptive and misleading trade practices and at Legal Services of Northwest Jersey as a family, consumer, and housing law attorney.
She is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law – Camden and obtained her undergraduate degree from American University.