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Albert Fox Cahn, Esq. - Executive Director

is S.T.O.P.’s founder and executive director. Mr. Cahn previously served as CAIR–NY’s inaugural Legal Director, overseeing the organization’s direct legal services, impact litigation, and government affairs during the first two years of the Trump Presidency. Prior to that, he worked as an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where his practice included antitrust investigations, counseling for mergers and acquisitions, and class action litigation.  

Mr. Cahn is a frequent commentator on civil rights matters, including appearances on the CBS Evening News, ABC News, NPR’s All Things Considered, and many New York TV and radio programs. Mr. Cahn has also been widely quoted on civil rights and criminal law issues, including stories in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and others.  Mr. Cahn has also published opinion pieces on a variety of topics in Newsweek, the Daily News, Just Security, and other publications.

Mr. Cahn has lectured about civil rights at numerous law schools and colleges. His past presentations include talks at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Brooklyn Law School, Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, Barnard College, City College of New York, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Dartmouth College, Kingsborough Community College, Manhattanville College, and The New School.

In addition to his work at S.T.O.P., Mr. Cahn serves on the Immigrant Leaders Council of the New York Immigration Coalition. Mr. Cahn is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers’ Association. Mr. Cahn received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School (where he was an editor of the Harvard Law & Policy Review), and his B.A. in Politics and Philosophy from Brandeis University.