Yaman Salahi served as a staff attorney in ALC’s National Security and Civil Rights Program from 2013- 2016. At ALC, he coordinated legal and advocacy campaign about confiscation of U.S. passports from Yemeni-Americans and represented individuals in FBI interviews or when they were subjected to additional screening while traveling. Since then, Yaman has worked on employment and antitrust litigation at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, including litigating class action cases addressing gender discrimination in technology and accounting sectors, the misclassification of workers, and anti-competitive activities in the pharmaceutical industry.
Yaman clerked for Judge Edward Chen of the Northern District of California. He has received the Kathi Pugh Award for Exceptional Mentorship from U.C. Berkeley School of Law.
Yaman served as the Arthur Liman Fellow, National Security & Law Enforcement at the ACLU of Southern California, Los Angeles. There he conducted legal research and drafted briefs in FOIA and civil rights litigation regarding surveillance of Muslim communities in Southern California and the First Amendment right to take photographs.
He received his J.D from Yale School of Law and his B.A. from University of California, Berkeley.