Chirag G. Badlani

Judge Blocks Sanctuary Cities Executive Order

On April 25, 2017 Judge William Orrick of the United States District Court for the District of Northern California issued a nationwide preliminary injunction halting enforcement of Executive Order 13768 from blocking federal funding to so-called “sanctuary jurisdictions.”

HSPRD’s Chirag Badlani quoted in Chicago Tribune on Sanctuary Cities

On April 25, 2017, a column in the Chicago Tribune on the Trump Administration’s attempts to cut funding to so-called “sanctuary cities” quoted HSPRD Attorney Chirag Badlani on the federal government’s ability to force city and state officers to enforce federal immigration laws.

HSPRD Files Amici Curiae Brief in Santa Clara Sanctuary Cities Lawsuit

On March 22, 2017, HSPRD filed an amici curiae (friends of the court) brief on behalf of a group of police chiefs and sheriffs from jurisdictions across the country.

Chirag Badlani Named Chair of LGBT Section of Federal Bar Association

HSPRD attorney Chirag Badlani has been named Chair of the LGBT Section of the Federal Bar Association (FBA).

HSPRD Advises U.S. Conference of Mayors on “Sanctuary Cities”

HSPRD has advised the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Major Cities Chiefs Association on the legality of efforts by the Trump Administration to deny broad categories of federal funding to cities that limit local enforcement of federal immigration laws.

HSPRD’s Chirag Badlani Speaks at Northwestern University

On January 25, 2017, Chirag Badlani spoke on a panel at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, discussing the use of cash bail in Cook County and Illinois.

HSPRD’s Chirag Badlani Spoke on Panel at ACS Event

Chirag Badlani spoke on a panel at an American Constitution Society (ACS) Chicago Chapter event, discussing the future of educational equity litigation and access to education.

HSPRD’s Continued Commitment to Justice

Our firm has and will continue to tirelessly work to protect the rights of these and other vulnerable individuals, including, if necessary, by challenging government action that is discriminatory, unconstitutional, or unlawful.

HSPRD Has Largest Reported Business Settlement in Chicago in 2016

HSPRD is proud to be recognized by Chicago Lawyer Magazine, in their annual settlements survey, for the largest reported settlement of an Illinois business case during 2016.

HSPRD Files Lawsuit Alleging Cook County Bail Practices Unconstitutional

A newly filed lawsuit against Cook County judges alleges that thousands of impoverished arrestees are being illegally detained in Cook County jail due solely to their inability to pay their monetary bonds, and that the illegal practices complained of disparately impact African Americans.

HSPRD’s lawyers shape model policy on gender inclusion for schools

HSPRD lawyers Juliet Berger-White, Chirag Badlani, and Charlie Wysong, in collaboration with the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital and others, recently drafted a model school policy for inclusion of transgender and gender expansive students.

HSPRD Associates Don’t Just Practice Law…They Have Fun Too

Being an associate at HSPRD involves a lot of hard work, and a whole lotta fun too.

Chirag Badlani Speaks At Indian American Bar Association Of Chicago

On October 15, 2015, HSPRD attorney spoke on the panel at an Indian American Bar Association of Chicago event titled “Implications of Obergefell v. Hodges on Religious Freedom and More.”

HSPRD Hosts CALA’s First Anniversary Event

HSPRD is proud to host the Community Activism Law Alliance’s (CALA) first anniversary event on October 14, 2015 at 5:30pm.

Chirag Badlani Speaks About Executive Action on Immigration

HSPRD attorney Chirag Badlani presented this past weekend at the South Asian Bar Association of North America (SABA) national conference in Orlando…

HSPRD wins $272 Million Verdict in Emerald Casino Case

HSPRD attorneys Matt Piers, Joshua Karsh, and Chirag Badlani, HSPRD paralegal Elizabeth Morales, and many other HSPRD attorneys and staff, worked for years to obtain this extraordinary result.