FOUNDING PARTNER OF SETHI & MAZAHERI, LLC.
Sanjay Sethi is the co-managing partner at Sethi & Mazaheri, LLC, practicing in a wide range of areas, including family-based green cards, asylum, removal defense, Federal Court litigation, and appeals. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Northwestern University, his Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and his JD from the University of Miami School of Law. He also earned a Certificate in Russian and East Central European Studies from Columbia University’s Harriman Institute and a Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate from Georgetown University. Sanjay is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., and the Southern District of New York. Recently, Sanjay co-founded the Artistic Freedom Initiative (AFI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing legal services and resettlement assistance to artists who are censored or persecuted in their countries of origin. He is currently serving as the interim Executive Director for AFI, where he has built and managed AFI’s legal program providing pro bono services globally to over one hundred artists at risk. Prior to founding Sethi & Mazaheri and AFI, Sanjay served as a prosecutor in Union County, New Jersey, and a law clerk in the criminal division of the New Jersey Superior Court. Sanjay’s interest in and commitment to public service are rooted in his work experience at the United Nations Children’s Fund and the International Labour Organization in Moscow, Russia, as well as at Columbia University’s Public Interest Law Initiative in Budapest, Hungary, where he served as a Research Fellow.Mr. Sethi received his BA from Northwestern University, his MA in International Affairs from Columbia University and his JD from the University of Miami School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. As an Indian-American Lawyer, Mr. Sethi remains active in the South Asian community.
PARALEGAL AND RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Ashley Nuñez serves as a Paralegal and Research Assistant in our Jersey City and New York offices. She graduated the University of Tennessee’s Chancellor’s Honors Program in May 2015 with a double major in Political Science and International Studies. She has spent her time post-graduation traveling extensively and teaching in both Madrid, Spain and Franklin, TN. Ashley is extremely passionate about the attainment of higher education for underrepresented communities and has worked with non-profit organizations to further these efforts. Ashley intends to return to school to pursue a law degree, where she hopes her Law & Order: SVU marathons will be put to good use. Until then, she spends her time planning exotic vacations she can’t afford and park-hopping with her puppy, Lily.
Peter serves as a Legal Research Fellow in the New York City office. He graduated from Princeton University in May 2020 with degrees in Environmental Studies and Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures. Peter has extensive research working with environmental justice organizations in Latin America and with immigrant communities in New Jersey, and he hopes to effect change at the intersection of migration and climate justice. A Missouri native, he spends most of his time on long runs and writing short stories that his loved ones kindly pretend to read.
LEGAL RESEARCH FELLOW
Mirabella Roberts, or Bella for short, serves as a Legal Research Fellow in the New York City office. A recent graduate from Brown University with a B.A. in Literary Arts and Public Policy, Bella previously worked as the Executive Director of nonprofit Art to Reduce Mental Health Stigma. A native of Maryland, Bella loves to cook Georgian food, dance ballet, and compete in slam poetry competitions.
Konrad Ratzmann serves as a legal intern in the New York City office. He graduated from the Honors College at Rutgers University-Newark in 2012, where he studied Anthropology with a focus on international conflict resolution and genocide prevention. Today, Konrad hopes to continue his work in these fields, but on a more direct and personal level. As a result, he is pursuing a law degree at the CUNY School of Law and intends to work in immigration, human rights, and international law. Konrad’s free time is spent playing bass, racing bikes, and running with his dog.
Michael Ibarra serves as a Paralegal in our New York office. He graduated from the City College of New York with a degree in Biology, after leaving the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education’s seven-year B.S./M.D. program. While his passion for medicine has waned, he has continued their mission of serving marginalized and underrepresented communities through his work in Sethi & Mazaheri’s green card, citizenship, asylum, and deportation defense practice areas. He hopes to revisit higher education at some point, although the thought of student loans still gives him violent heart palpitations. He should probably get those checked out. In his spare time, Michael likes to read, play mediocre piano covers, and wax nostalgic about gatherings of more than six people.