Ayesha Khan

Potomac Law Group

About Ayesha Khan

Ayesha N. Khan has extensive civil rights and appellate experience, having formerly served as a Deputy Chief in the Appellate Section of the Civil Rights Division in the U.S. Department of Justice and as the Legal Director of a national civil rights organization. She has represented clients before the United States Supreme Court, every federal circuit, and state appellate courts throughout the country. She has also litigated extensively at the trial level in federal and state courts nationwide. Her clients have ranged from private individuals to commercial entities, local school districts to municipalities, and state governments to the United States. She concentrates her practice on two areas. She is an appellate generalist who represents individual and corporate clients throughout the country in matters involving a virtually unlimited array of subject areas, including business disputes, constitutional questions, civil rights issues, and family law. She also represents individual plaintiffs in trial-level civil rights cases involving, among other things, sexual harassment, racial profiling, and LGBTQ issues. She is an aggressive, thorough, and compassionate advocate for her clients.


Work experience

Potomac Law Group
Partner, Litigation and Appellate Practice | 2016 - Present
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Appellate Section
Deputy Chief | 2015 - 2016
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Legal Director | 1998 - 2015


University of California - Berkeley
J.D. (1989) | 1986 - 1989
Activities: CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW; Articles Editor, BERKELEY WOMEN’S LAW JOURNAL. Honors: Order of the Coif (rank: top 5% of class); Women in the Public Interest Scholarship
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A., Philosophy | 1980 - 1984
Honors: Degree Awarded with Highest Distinction, Rank: Top 3%; James B. Angell Scholar; University Honors 1984


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