Shabnbam Khanna was born in a small little town in India, and moved to the United States in 1984. She attended Hunter Colege of the City University of New York, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Political Science & English in 1996.
While going to school at Hunter College, Shabnam worked full-time at a law firm as a legal assistant. Shabnam volunteered for Sakhi, a non-profit organization helping south asian women dealing with domestic violence, as well as for the Jewish Home & Hospital for the elderly in New York City. After working for four years as a legal assistant, Shabnam decided to further her career by applying to law schools in U S, as well as UK. In 1997, Shabnam enrolled at the University of Bristol College of Law in Bristol, England.
Upon graduating from the University of Bristol School of Law in 1999, Shabnam decided to enroll in the LLM program at the Cardozo Law School in New York. While pursuing her LLM at Cardozo, Shabnam worked as a law clerk for a small employment law firm representing unions, as well as an intern for the Health Bureau at the New York Attorney General's Office. Shabnam also worked in the Employment Law Clinic at University of Bristol School of Law in UK.
After graduating from Cardozo School of Law, Shabnam worked in the regulatory & family law departments of a medium size law firm in New Jersey, followed by a boutique firm handling regulatory issues for New York State Electric & Gas in Manhattan. Since then, Shabnam has been involved in the e-discovery aspect of litigation for various law firms in New York.& Chicago.
Shabnam completed her mandatory forty hour mediation training from the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago. She has her professional law license to practice in the 1st Judicial Department of the Appellate Division in New York.
Shabnam is an avid knitter, reader & loves to cook different kinds of cusines for her husband & friends.