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Aditi Shah



Aditi Shah advises corporations and individuals on a wide range of litigation matters, with particular experience in class action lawsuits and multidistrict litigation.

Before joining Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, Aditi served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard Wesley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Lewis Kaplan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. While at Harvard Law School, she conducted extensive research and analysis on a variety of complex class action issues and assisted an expert consultant to the court in a major pharmaceutical MDL.  She also worked on updates to a leading treatise on class action law, Newberg and Rubenstein on Class Actions

Between her clerkships, Aditi served as a litigation fellow with the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Prison Project, where she pursued complex civil rights cases challenging unlawful conditions of confinement in prisons, jails, and immigrant detention centers. Her matters included a multi-plaintiff lawsuit challenging barriers to access to counsel in various immigration detention facilities and a federal class action lawsuit challenging the Louisiana governor’s decision to transfer children in juvenile custody to the former death row building at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, commonly known as “Angola.” She speaks conversational Italian and is fluent in Hindi and Gujarati.

News and Writings


  • “Constitutional and Procedural Pathways to Freedom from Immigration Detention: Increasing Access to Legal Representation,” 35 GEO. IMMIGR. L.J. 1 (2020)
  • “The Supreme Court Rules Against Judicial Review of Expedited Removal,” LAWFARE BLOG (July 2, 2020)
  • “The Role of Federal Courts in Coronavirus-Related Immigration Detention Litigation,” LAWFARE BLOG (June 29, 2020)
  • “Supreme Court to Decide Case About Judicial Review of Expedited Removal,” LAWFARE BLOG (February 13, 2020)
  • “Class Actions and Due Process Relief for Immigration Detainees After Jennings v. Rodriguez,” LAWFARE BLOG (October 29, 2019)
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  • Hon. Lewis Kaplan, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2022 – 2023
  • Hon. Richard Wesley, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2020 – 2021


Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2020; Dean’s Scholar Prize, Civil Procedure; Dean’s Scholar Prize, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic)

Brandeis University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2017)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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