Jenifer Rajkumar

Jenifer Rajkumar

Director of Immigration Affairs & Special Counsel, New York Department of State

Jenifer Rajkumar serves on the senior leadership team in the Office of New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. She led a statewide effort to ensure immigrants in New York State have access to counsel through the Governor’s first-in-the-nation Liberty Defense Project. Rajkumar practiced civil rights law for several years at Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP. She was part of the legal team on Velez v. Novartis, ranked by the U.N. as one of the top 10 cases in the world advancing women’s rights. She is a graduate of Stanford Law School (JD) and the University of Pennsylvania (BA).