Staff Attorney and Program Manager
Sana Saleem joined MLFA in 2023 as the Nonprofit Department program manager and staff attorney. She was previously a visiting assistant clinical professor with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Sana has experience working with Muslim nonprofit organizations, as she was previously a staff attorney with the Muslim Civil Liberties Union where she advised clients, filed an EEOC charge of discrimination, and pursued post-litigation torts against a federal prison. After passing the Texas bar exam, Sana practiced with Durkin & Graham, in the areas of civil litigation and workers’ compensation. Sana is licensed in both Texas and Indiana, and practices in the area of nonprofit law.
Sana obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law where she was the Candidacy Editor for the Denver University Law Review. She also participated in the Civil Litigation Clinic where she helped represent a client bringing a Title VII race discrimination case against a national retailer, and she completed internships with the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Sana has a B.S. in Public Relations from The University of Texas at Austin with minors in Business and Spanish.