Henna Khan is an experienced criminal defense attorney and litigator. Prior to joining The Wren Collective, she served as a staff attorney in the criminal defense practice of the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, the first community-based, holistic defense office in New York City. Henna successfully tried a variety criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors to violent felony offenses, and negotiated hundreds of cases benefiting her clients. In her practice she oversaw an interdisciplinary team of attorneys, advocates, social workers, investigators, paralegals, and interns who practiced in criminal, civil, immigration, and family courts in Manhattan.
Prior to becoming a public defender, Henna was a Teach for America corps member, and served as a founding middle school special education teacher in Washington, D.C.
Henna received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where she concentrated in critical race studies and specialized in the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy. She earned her B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from UC Berkeley.