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Rund Khayyat*

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Rund Khayyat joined Kellogg Hansen as an associate in 2022. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Khayyat served as a litigation fellow for the AARP Foundation Litigation.

Ms. Khayyat graduated from Harvard Law School in 2021, where she received a Dean’s Scholar Prize in ‘Criminal Justice Institute: Defense Theory and Practice’ and Defender of the Month award from Harvard Defenders. At Harvard, she was an editor for the Harvard Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, a writer for the OnLabor blog, and a student in the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute and Harvard Defenders.

Ms. Khayyat earned her undergraduate degree in Plan II Honors, Government, and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with High Honors and Special Distinction in Plan II. During college, she also worked as an Education Policy Analyst and Legislative Director in the Texas Senate and the Texas House, respectively.

Ms. Khayyat will clerk for Judge James R. Wynn on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals for the 2023-2024 term.

* Not Admitted in the District of Columbia. Practice supervised by members of the firm.

Other Experience

Litigation Fellow, AARP Foundation Litigation, 2021-2022

Student Public Defender, Harvard Law School Criminal Justice Institute, 2021

Arab America Foundation’s 30 Under 30 Award, 2021 

Summer Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, 2020


They Shot Us Like Animals: Black November & Bolivia’s Interim Government, Harvard Human Rights Clinic (contributor) 2020


Harvard Law School, J.D., 2021

  • Editor, Harvard Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Deans Scholar Prize, Criminal Justice Institute, Defense Theory and Practice
  • Recipient of ‘Defender of the Month’ Award, Fall 2019

University of Texas at Austin, B.A., high honors and special distinction in the Plan II Honors Program, 2018


Judge James R. Wynn, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2023-2024

Government Service

Office of the New York Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, 2019

U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights- Criminal Division, 2020

Texas Senate and Texas House, 2017-2018

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