Afaf Nasher, esq

executive Director

Afaf Nasher graduated St. John’s University School of Law in 2005 and practiced corporate litigation in a private firm for several years. Thereafter she shifted her focus towards family and community. She serves as an active volunteer with several religious and secular organizations in various capacities. Her involvement with CAIR–NY stems from an enthusiasm to foster an understanding of the Muslim American identity, and to promote positive activism within Muslim and non-Muslim communities.


Albert Fox Cahn, Esq

Director of strategic litigation

Albert Fox Cahn currently serves as CAIR–NY’s Director of Strategic Litigation.  Mr. Cahn previously worked as an associate in the Antitrust/Competition practice of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where his work included antitrust counseling for mergers and acquisitions, criminal and civil investigations by the US Department of Justice, and class action litigation.   He has a longstanding interest in promoting interfaith collaboration, particularly between the Muslim and Jewish communities.
Mr. Cahn is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers’ Association. Mr. Cahn received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School (where he was an editor of the Harvard Law & Policy Review), and his B.A. in Politics and Philosophy from Brandeis University.

Current Interns:

Esaba Hoque - Outreach Intern