We regularly highlight the efforts of those who work to make our justice system more accessible and equitable for all. This Partner Profile features Fahad Saghir, Senior Associate with Alston & Bird and a member of DCBF’s Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council.
Name S. Fahad Saghir
Job/Position Senior Associate
Organization Alston & Bird LLP
Years on the Job 4 years, 9 months
Where did you grow up? Karachi, Pakistan
What brought you to DC? Job opportunity
Daily Habit Watering my office tomato and pepper plants
Favorite app Apple News
Favorite Music Any Sondheim musical
Favorite Vacation Spot Venice
Hero President Obama
Most rewarding element of your work Using problem solving skills
Main challenge of your early career Letting go of fear of asking questions
Legal aid is important to me because . . . Access to counsel is necessary for a just society.
The most pressing civil legal aid issue in DC is…. Access to housing.
Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council
How long have you participated in the YLN LC? 5 months
Greatest benefit to serving with Young Lawyers? Meeting members of the DC legal community.