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John C. Washington

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Hermosa Beach, CA

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John Washington joined the firm in August 2016. He received his Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law in 2016. During law school he interned at the Center for Constitutional Rights, assisting with cases involving international human rights violations and the right to free expression in the United States; with Human Rights Watch developing a preliminary report on the right to Primary School Education in East Africa; with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' Regional West Africa Bureau, assisting countries in the region to develop approaches to migrant flows; and with Professor Philip Alston and the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on the Central African Republic.

Mr. Washington also worked as a research assistant concerning money-lending in India and its application to a U.S. court case involving trafficked laborers, and as an intern with International Rights Advocates on Alien Tort Statute cases involving corporate human rights abuses. Mr. Washington was also a Salzburg Cutler Fellow, for which he wrote a paper on the application of neutrality in the law of war to international refugee law; was a member of N.Y.U.'s team for the Jean-Pictet international law of war moot court competition; and was a Senior Executive Editor of the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics.

Prior to law school Mr. Washington interned at the ACLU of Southern California; was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali; and interned with the International Federation for Human Rights in France, assisting human rights defenders facing crackdowns by their governments. Mr. Washington received his B.A. in 2009 from the University of Florida, where he majored in English literature.

Practice Areas:

  • International Human Rights
  • Civil Rights

Past Positions:

  • Center for Constitutional Rights, Intern
  • ACLU of Southern California, Intern
  • International Federation for Human Rights, Intern
  • United States Peace Corps Volunteer, Mali


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • Juris Doctorate - 2016
    • Honors: Member, N.Y.U.’s team for the Jean-Pictet international law of war moot court competition
  • University of Florida
    • B.A. - 2009
    • Major: English literature

Current Employment Positions:

  • Partner