Senior Counsel, West Coast Office
Nayantara Mehta is Senior Counsel with Alliance for Justice in Oakland, CA. She works through Alliance for Justice's Nonprofit Advocacy Project and Foundation Advocacy Initiative to help strengthen the capacity of the public interest community to influence public policy. Nayantara manages the Immigrant Advocacy Initiative of the Nonprofit Advocacy Project, through which AFJ supports the ability of immigrant rights groups to engage in nonprofit advocacy work. She conducts trainings throughout the country on the rules governing advocacy and lobbying by public charities and private foundations.
Nayantara holds a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. During law school, Nayantara worked with many public interest organizations, including the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, Public Advocates, the ACLU of Northern California, and the East Bay Community Law Center.
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