Kumar Rao is a New York City based attorney. He holds a Juris Doctor cum laude from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Throughout his career, Kumar has advocated on the full gambit of progressive legal matters in the public interest, including criminal defense for the indigent, immigrant rights, human rights, and civil rights. He has represented clients in state and federal court, in both criminal and civil litigation matters, and has tried more than a dozen cases in New York State, including serious felony jury trials.

Kumar also has worked in strategic planning and project management, and was responsible for major re-branding initiatives at various non-profit organizations. He has also extensive experience in the private sector, including at commercial law firms, media companies, and financial institutions.