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Chihiro Isozaki

Counsel, Democracy

Chihiro Isozaki serves as counsel in the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, where she focuses on initiatives relating to state and federal court reform as well as combatting the misuse of history in our courts.

Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Chihiro practiced civil litigation at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.  Before that, she was a Legal Fellow at the Public International Law & Policy Group, where she worked on rebuilding the rule of law and countering political entrenchment in post-conflict settings by providing legal assistance to parties in peace negotiations and drafting post-conflict constitutions.  She also currently works as an Adjunct Professor at NYU School of Law, where she teaches a course on current legal developments in diversity, equity, and inclusion alongside Professor Kenji Yoshino. 

Chihiro received her JD from the New York University School of Law, where she was the recipient of the Vanderbilt Medal and the Jeannie Forrest Women in Leadership Award.  She holds a BA with distinction from Yale University.