Darpana Sheth

Darpana Sheth

Institute for Justice

  • Civil Rights
  • Appeals
  • Litigation
Darpana Sheth is an attorney with the Institute for Justice. She litigates constitutional cases to promote economic liberty, protect political speech, and secure property rights. While at the Institute for Justice, Ms. Sheth won a federal court ruling striking down Louisiana’s government-imposed monopoly on the sale of caskets and sucessfully defended a family-run motel against being taken by federal prosecutors abusing forfeiture laws.

Prior to joining the Institute for Justice, Ms. Sheth served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York where she represented state agencies against employment discrimination, First Amendment and other civil-rights lawsuits. Ms. Sheth also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Jerome A. Holmes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Ms. Sheth also worked in private practice at the Manhattan law firm of Chadbourne & Parke, LLP defending a family-owned pharmaceutical company against product liability litigation.

Ms. Sheth graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History, and attended the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. She earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and also attended the Washington College of Law’s Program in Law and Government at American University.



New York, United States Active
Licensed for 14 Years 5 Months
since Apr 2005


University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts Political Science and History
Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. Law

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