Ms. Darpana Sheth

Attorney, Institute for Justice

Darpana Sheth is an attorney with the Institute for Justice. She joined the Institute in February 2010 and litigates cases to promote economic liberty, protect political speech, and secure property rights. Darpana is part of the trial team that recently won a federal court ruling striking down Louisiana’s government-imposed monopoly on the sale of caskets.

Prior to joining the Institute for Justice, Darpana served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York and as law clerk to the Honorable Jerome A. Holmes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. She also worked in private practice as a litigation associate at the Manhattan law firm of Chadbourne & Parke, LLP. Darpana 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 received 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.

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Publications and Multimedia
Kaley v. United States - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 4-8-14 featuring Darpana Sheth
April 08, 2014
Policing for Profit: The Abuse of Forfeiture Laws
Engage Volume 14, Issue 3 October 2013
February 17, 2014
Civil Asset Forfeiture - Podcast
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast
November 22, 2013