Conor Ahern

Mr. Ahern represents employees in individual and class actions involving discrimination and civil rights.

“Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP does some of the most innovative, effective, and zealous legal work in the employment law context. I joined the firm to continue to fight for the rights of workers and to hold employers accountable for their abuses.”

Our commitment to securing justice and providing the best representation possible is reflected in a commitment to diversity within our own firm. At Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, we know better than to think the best attorneys look alike, sound alike, think alike, or live alike. What matters is talent, and we hire the best talent available.

As a result, our team more accurately mirrors America. Women, minority, and/or openly gay lawyers make up the majority of our staff. A passion for social justice unites our team - we all work to use the power of law to help create and enforce a more just society.

Conor Ahern is an Associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national law firm with offices in Washington, D.C., New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland. He received a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Mr. Ahern represents employees in individual and class actions involving discrimination and civil rights. Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Mr. Ahern worked as a staff attorney at the New York City Commission on Human Rights, the agency tasked with enforcing New York City’s anti-discrimination law, and at the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project on a Ford Foundation Postgraduate Fellowship before that.

At Harvard Law, Mr. Ahern served as a board member of Lambda, the American Constitutional Society, Students for Reproductive Justice, and helped found Queer/Transgender People of Color. He interned with the National LGBTQ Task Force, Legal Aid at Work, and the ACLU of Pennsylvania.


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2015
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2008


  • Employment Law Clinic
  • Mediation Clinic
  • Bankruptcy Clinic

Bar Admissions

  • New York 2016

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
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