KRISHNA R. PATEL

General Counsel & Justice Initiative Director of Grace Farms Foundation

KRISHNA R. PATEL

General Counsel & Justice Initiative Director of Grace Farms Foundation

Biography

Krishna is currently the General Counsel and Justice Initiative Director for Grace Farms Foundation, a private operating foundation, as well as an active strategist on initiatives to combat human trafficking on a global, national and state level.

In a distinguished legal career spanning over two decades, she served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut from 2003 to 2015, prior to joining Grace Farms.

Krishna has been at the center of organizing actions against human trafficking at the United Nations and State of Connecticut level, and recently has been working with leading experts to create a global anti-trafficking campaign.

As Deputy Chief of National Security and Major Crimes in the District of Connecticut, Krishna worked with an array of federal agencies and reviewed a broad range of federal criminal cases including national security, cyber-crimes, complex frauds, international narcotics and weapons smuggling, child exploitation and organized crime.

She graduated from Rutgers University with International and Foreign Law Honors with Distinction, and was awarded a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the same institution, with honors. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Director’s Award in 2016.

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