Nina Perales is the Vice President of Litigation for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). Ms. Perales has been a tireless fighter for the cause of just voting rights, having taken part in successful litigations on statewide redistricting in Texas and Arizona as well as LULAC v. Perry. Ms. Perales has also enjoyed notable success in immigrants’ rights litigation and civil cases against violent vigilantes. She is a former Skadden fellow.
In the words of the HLS community member who nominated her, “Nina Perales is amazing, hands down. Her work on voting rights, especially when it comes to securing the vote for Latinos, is incredibly inspiring.”
Ms. Perales received her Bachelor’s degree from Brown University and her J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law. She is a former Skadden fellow.