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Yuvika Johri is a Senior Associate at Neuberger & Partners LLP. Yuvika Johri was called to the Ontario Bar in October of 2020. In 2017, she received her Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law. She volunteered as a Case Worker at the Student Legal Services Clinic, where she provided legal services to faculty, staff, and students at Emory University. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Criminal Law Society at Emory University. For her extensive legal background and achievements, Ms. Johri was awarded with a prestigious merit scholarship by Emory University School of Law.
During her time at Emory Law, Ms. Johri worked as a Summer Associate at Bires, Shaffer, & Deborde, Houston, Texas, where she assisted clients charged with complex criminal offenses involving homicide, sexual assault, domestic violence, and drug related offenses. She also worked at Peters, Rubin, & Sheffield, Atlanta, Georgia, where she assisted in the defence of clients charged with sexual offenses and white-collar crime.
Ms. Johri holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she received a specialization in criminal law. She served as the LL.M. Batch Representative on the Student Law Council, and for her outstanding performance, was awarded the LL.M. Achievement Scholarship.
To compliment her academic interests, Ms. Johri clerked with Hon. Judge Janie S. Mayeron, United States District Court, District of Minnesota, where she experienced litigation from the point of view of a Judge. She has also served as a Legal Intern at the Legal Rights Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and clerked for former member of Minnesota State Senate and Minnesota House of Representative, Mr. Satveer Chaudhary. After graduating from University of Minnesota Law School, Ms. Johri worked as a Research Associate at the Center of Human Rights and Constitutional Law, Los Angeles, California, where she reviewed claims and legal issues posed by California prisoners in solitary confinement
Ms. Johri has always had a passion for criminal defence. She advocates defending and protecting the rights of those without a voice, those who are falsely accused, and those fighting a battle against the abuse of power by the State. Before joining the prestigious firm of Neuberger & Partners LLP, Ms. Johri served as a Legal Fellow at the Office of Public Defenders, Atlanta Judicial Circuit, where she represented low income individuals charged with complex Felony and Misdemeanor crimes in the State of Georgia, United States. She has made several appearances at the Superior Court of Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia.
Apart from her legal education and experience in North America, Ms. Johri is also a licensed attorney in India. She is registered with the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa. In 2013, she graduated from Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India, with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law. As a law student, Ms. Johri worked towards the rehabilitation of victims of Human Trafficking in the State of Maharashtra, India. Ms. Johri has worked for the former Law Minister of India, Late Mr. Ram Jethmalani, and prominent criminal defence attorneys of India, Mr. Satish Maneshinde, Mr. Mahesh Jethmalani, and Mr. Zulfiqar Memon.