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Harleen Gambhir

Associate Practice Areas: Litigation Phone: 1-202-968-4665 Email: hgambhir@elias.law

Harleen Gambhir is an associate in the Litigation practice group with expertise in redistricting and voting rights litigation. She has represented voters and non-profits challenging gerrymandered electoral maps and voter suppression laws that disenfranchise young, impoverished, elderly, and disabled voters.  

At Elias Law Group, Harleen was on the team that successfully struck down four Arkansas voter suppression bills in March 2022, and she continues to defend that victory on appeal. Harleen is also on the team that won several lawsuits in the Ohio Supreme Court in 2022 to strike down the state’s gerrymandered legislative and congressional maps.  

Harleen is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. During law school, she worked with multiple organizations focused on racial justice and democracy law, including the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Protect Democracy, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the Brennan Center for Justice. She was also an editor of the Harvard Law Review and a member of the Harvard Defenders, a legal service organization representing low-income people in criminal show-cause hearings. Harleen clerked on the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and subsequently served as a Legal Fellow in the office of Senator Elizabeth Warren.  

Prior to her career as an attorney, Harleen led the counterterrorism team at the Institute for the Study of War, a D.C.-based think tank. She made numerous media appearances in that capacity, including on CNN and MSNBC, and her writing appeared in publications such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Politico. Over the past decade, she has organized, volunteered, and provided voter protection for several Democratic campaigns.