Lamin Khadar assists in running the firm’s Pro Bono Practice across 22 offices in Continental Europe.

Lamin is responsible for managing all European pro bono projects relating to the firms core focus areas: migrant rights, child rights and the rule of law. He works closely with partner organisations to run legal clinics, research projects, legal empowerment trainings and generally to provide a variety of legal support to European non-profits, social enterprises and marginalised individuals.

Lamin is heavily involved in the firm’s human rights work and UN engagement. In particular, he works with the firm’s lawyers to prepare submissions for UN bodies and international human rights courts. He also works closely with corporates, leading non-profits and universities to manage legal research projects in the field of business and human rights.

Lamin has particular experience with respect to disability (the right to education), business and human rights, civic freedoms (freedom of association and freedom of expression) as they apply to non-profits, European asylum law, EU administrative law, and non-profit law and European human rights law more broadly.

Prior to joining DLA Piper he was the Executive Director of the EU Public Interest Clinic at New York University and HEC in Paris. He is also the co-founder of the skilled volunteering NGO, The Good Lobby. He is a former Fulbright recipient, having spent time at a the University of California, Los Angeles Law School and New York University Law School.

Lamin qualified as a lawyer in England (2012) where he spent time working in the international arbitration and energy practices of his previous firm.

He is a graduate of the LSE, Edinburgh University and the European University Institute.