Anthea Jay Kamalnath is an attorney licensed to practice law in California. She previously served as Senior Advisor to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and Franklin Fellow in the U.S. Department of State. Anthea is a graduate of University College London’s Faculty of Laws and University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She is an alum of the University of Cambridge, Newnham College and Choate Rosemary Hall.
Prior to this, Anthea assisted several underprivileged individuals and groups. Anthea was a Special Deputy Attorney General for the California Department of Justice in the Executive Office of Attorney General Kamala D. Harris. Anthea was the first Advocacy Chair for the United States National Committee for UN Women in Los Angeles. She was on the Advisory Board for Ethics In Tech. During the height of the housing crisis, Anthea clerked for litigation teams on lawsuits concerning predatory lending and wrongful foreclosure claims. On behalf of a low-income artists community, Anthea outed a well-known Los Angeles charity for landlord abuse and fraud. Her work encompasses issues concerning criminal justice reform, Internet freedoms, environmental protections, human trafficking, undocumented youth, labor rights, housing rights, and others.
Anthea has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Politics and Law and the UCL Jurisprudence Review. Her research in law and neuroeconomics was published in the Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics. Anthea is the first Choate Rosemary Hall Fellow of Rhetoric and winner of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest, alongside former President Bill Clinton. Anthea is a former tutor for the Los Angeles Public Library’s Adult Literacy Program. Her literary works are taught at the University of Massachusetts – Lowell, alongside Walt Whitman, TS Eliot, Sylvia Plath and Raymond Carver.
Anthea Jay Kamalnath has represented Alex Da Silva of “So You Think You Can Dance” as a human rights liaison and attorney over the course of his six year ordeal and highly publicized criminal proceedings.