Mr Mehta is chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association's (AILA) ethics committee and former chair of its pro bono committee. He is a frequent speaker at the most prestigious conferences on immigration law and is also the author of several influential articles on immigration topics, including ethics. Mr Mehta serves as special counsel on immigration matters to the departmental disciplinary committee, appellate division, first department, New York. He also serves on the board of directors of Volunteers of Legal Services, Inc. Mr Mehta is the recipient of AILA's Joseph Minsky Young Lawyers Award for outstanding contributions in the immigration field (1997) as well as AILA's Michael Maggio Memorial Award for outstanding efforts in providing pro bono representation in the immigration field (2011).
Mr Mehta is a former chair of the board of trustees of the American Immigration Council (2004-2006), and chair of the committee on immigration and nationality law (2000-2003) of the New York City Bar Association and secretary of the same association (2003-2007). He is also a member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL), www.abil.com.
Mr Mehta graduated with a BA degree from St Xavier's College, Bombay University, and subsequently obtained law degrees from Cambridge University, England (MA in Law), and Columbia Law School, New York (LLM). In his spare time, Mr Mehta plays the violin.
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