Avni Amin helps employees with a variety of complex employment issues including discrimination, retaliation, and whistleblower cases. In addition to representing clients in court, she advocates before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), and the Office of Special Counsel (OSC).
Prior to joining KNCF, Avni worked as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Labor, litigating complex matters under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Davis-Bacon Act, and Occupational Safety and Health Act in federal district court and before administrative bodies. During her time at the labor department, Avni recovered millions on behalf of workers who were denied minimum wage and overtime. Avni also conducted trainings on a wide variety of topics, including negotiation strategies, U and T visas, and governmental privileges.
Avni is committed to pro bono work, community outreach, and education. She works with organizations that address issues such as homelessness, poverty, and immigration.
Avni received her education at the University of Georgia (B.B.A. 2003) and Suffolk University Law School (J.D. 2010). In law school, Avni was on the Dean’s List from 2007-2010, served as the Lead Articles Editor for the Journal of Health and Biomedical Law, and was Co-President of the South Asian Law Students Association from 2008-09.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Member
- National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
- Washington Metropolitan Employment Lawyers Association, Member
- South Asian Bar Association of Washington D.C., General Director
- New York
*Admitted to the Bar of Massachusetts; not a member of the D.C. Bar (under the supervision of Elaine Fitch, a member of the D.C. Bar).