Akbar Hossain
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Associate

Akbar is an attorney at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where he advises clients in diverse areas including complex commercial disputes, government investigations, and white-collar litigation. In his pro bono practice, Akbar represents immigrants seeking asylum in the United States and low-income tenants in eviction proceedings.

Akbar has previously interned for the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security, and served as a Truman-Albright Fellow at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has been recognized nationally as a Harry S. Truman Scholar and as a recipient of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship. Akbar’s work has been featured on CNN, NPR, Huffington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, WHYY News, and many other media outlets.

Akbar is interested in refugee and asylum policies, revitalizing low-income communities, and developing opportunities for disadvantaged youth. Akbar has been appointed by the Norristown Municipal Council to serve on its Planning Commission and is also involved with several local non-profit organizations. While at law school, Akbar helped found the First Generation Professionals group, an organization for students who are from a working class or lower-income background that seeks to foster community, mentoring, and networking opportunities.  

Akbar is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.