The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) will recognize Cyrus D. Mehta with the 2018 Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for excellence in advancing the practice of immigration law. He will receive the award this week during AILA’s Annual Conference in San Francisco
Mr. Mehta has dedicated his life and career to advance the practice of immigration law, not just by providing excellent representation to clients, but also through advocacy efforts, writing, and teaching other lawyers. He is a frequent speaker at AILA events and other prestigious conferences on immigration law, as well as the author of influential articles on cutting edge immigration topics, including ethics.
As the founder and managing partner of a New York law firm that focuses on many aspects of immigration law, Mr. Mehta provides effective, ethical, and creative solutions to his clients in business and family immigration, naturalization, asylum, removal defense, and ethics. He is also an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School where he has inspired many of his students to become immigration lawyers.
Mr. Mehta has chaired AILA’s Ethics and Pro Bono Committees and currently serves as Special Counsel on immigration matters to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee, Appellate Division, First Department, New York. He is a former chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council, former chair of the Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law of the New York City Bar Association, and former secretary of the same association. After graduating with a BA degree from St. Xavier’s College, Bombay University, Mr. Mehta obtained law degrees from Cambridge University, England (BA in Law, MA in Law), and Columbia Law School, New York (LL.M).