Aleena Sorathia is an associate in the Litigation and Labor & Employment groups of Ahmad Zaffarese LLC. Aleena’s practice focuses on representing small to large businesses as well as government entities in civil litigation and employment matters. During her time at Ahmad Zaffarese, Aleena has represented clients in matters involving the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. Aleena has also aided clients in matters related to contract disputes and business formation.
Prior to joining Ahmad Zaffarese, Aleena was a Judicial Law Clerk in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas for the Honorable Judge Albert John Snite, Jr., where she garnered valuable experience in pre-trial and trial practice.
Outside of work, Aleena is dedicated to serving the Greater Philadelphia community. Aleena is passionate about mentoring young women and participates in mentorship programs for schools in the Philadelphia area. Additionally, Aleena volunteers with the Villanova University School of Law’s Minority Alumni Society’s Mentoring Program to guide young law students in their professional development. Aleena also provides shadowing opportunities to college students interested in the practice of law through the University of Richmond’s Alumni Society.
Additionally, Aleena sits on the Board of Directors of two non-profit organizations: Year Up Greater Philadelphia and Break Away. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania and co-chairs the Civil Rights Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
On June 18, 2018, the Pennsylvania Senate confirmed her appointment to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.