- Associate, 2018
Ayishetu Rahaman recently joined Youman, Madeo & Fasano as an associate in 2018. Ayishetu is an attorney admitted to the New York State Bar and a 2014 graduate of Pace Law School. Ayishetu was the recipient of the Pro Bono Justice Award for Extraordinary Service upon graduation from law school.
Ayishetu participated in Pace Law School's Family Court Externship where she represented victims of domestic violence. Ayishetu is a 2011 magna cum laude graduate of York College (CUNY). Throughout college, she was chosen as a York Merit Scholar.
Prior to joining YMF, Ayishetu worked for a small Long Island based immigration and family law firm where she gained experience primarily working on custody, guardianship and special immigrant juvenile status cases. Ayishetu also worked at a small Queens based firm as the senior attorney gaining enormous experience in immigration law. Remarkably, Ayishetu was able to successfully argue that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party does not qualify as a Tier III terrorist organization and won Withholding of Removal for a young BNP supporter in Stewart immigration court, Lumpkin, Georgia.
Ayishetu hails from Ghana and is fluent in Ghanaian languages: Hausa (native) Twi and Ga.
- New York
- Pace Law School, White Plains, New York
- Honors: Recipient of the Pro Bono Justice Award for Extraordinary Service
- Honors: Pace Law School’s Family Court Externship
- City University of New York
- Honors: York Merit Scholar