Beneel Babaei is an associate in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins.
Mr. Babaei represents public and private companies in a wide variety of litigation and investigatory matters.
He maintains an active pro bono practice, devoting a significant portion of his time to representing vulnerable populations. He primarily focuses on the constitutional and other legal issues faced by incarcerated individuals and immigrants.
Mr. Babaei received his Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School in 2019 as a Butler Fellow and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. While in law school, Mr. Babaei served as judicial extern to Judge Jesse M. Furman of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. He also worked at Major League Baseball’s Office of the Commissioner as a legal business affairs intern. Additionally, he was the notes editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts, as well as an avid participant in Columbia Law School’s Challenging the Consequences of Mass Incarceration Clinic, where he helped secure favorable outcomes for incarcerated clients. He also acted as a research assistant to Professor Gillian Metzger and teacher’s assistant to Professor Vincent Blasi for Tort Law. In addition, he worked as a caseworker for the International Refugee Assistance Project, and was the president of the Middle Eastern Law Students Association.
Prior to law school, he worked as a litigation document analyst at a law firm in San Jose, California.