Deepa Isac

Education

  • Emory University, J.D., 2001
  • Cornell University, B.A., 1997

Admissions

  • Washington, D.C.
  • New York State
  • Massachusetts

 

Deepa Isac is Of Counsel at Handley Farah & Anderson. For more than fifteen years, she has fought to halt corporate abuses and government misconduct.

Ms. Isac currently serves as General Counsel at Indivisible, a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating and lifting up a grassroots movement of local groups to realize progressive policies and elect progressive leaders. At Indivisible, she provides legal guidance on a range of matters such as employment, non-profit organizations, election compliance and contract law.

Prior to joining Indivisble, Ms. Isac served as Chief of Staff of Greenpeace USA. Before her tenure as Chief of Staff of Greenpeace USA, she served as the organization’s Deputy General Counsel. As an attorney at Greenpeace USA for 14 years, Ms. Isac managed hundreds of criminal law cases on behalf of environmental activists who engaged in peaceful civil disobedience to promote policy change; served as the legal liaison on numerous environmental lawsuits involving the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act; and managed administrative law and intellectual property cases.

Prior to her work with Greenpeace, Ms. Isac served as an Assistant Public Defender in Rochester, New York, where she defended the interests of the indigent. Before joining the public defender’s office, Ms. Isac was an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where she prosecuted civil violations of consumer protection and antitrust laws against members of the telecommunication and insurance industries.

Ms. Isac obtained her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her law degree from Emory University.

Ms. Isac currently serves on the Board of Directors of Greenpeace Fund, Inc. and the Board of Directors of the Rainforest Action Network, whose mission is to preserve forests, protect the climate and uphold human rights.