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Akbar Hossain

Associate  
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP  
Norristown, PA 

Akbar Hossain is an associate with the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP where he advises clients with complex commercial disputes, government investigations, and white-collar litigation. He also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing asylum seekers and low-income tenants in eviction proceedings. Akbar has previously interned for the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security, and served as a Truman-Albright Fellow at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Akbar has been appointed by the Norristown Municipal Council to serve on its Planning Commission and is also involved with several local non-profit organizations in Philadelphia. While at law school, Akbar helped found the First Generation Professionals group, an organization for students who are from a working class or lower-income background that seeks to foster community, mentoring, and networking opportunities.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Franklin and Marshall College and Juris Doctor from University of Pennsylvania Law School. Akbar is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Civil Society Fellowship, A Partnership of ADL and The Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.