Nikhil Pillai is Counsel for the Bolder Advocacy Initiative at Alliance for Justice. He consults with and trains nonprofit organizations on the rules and strategies for legal and effective advocacy.

Nikhil received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and B.S. from the Ohio State University. Before joining AFJ, Nikhil was Associate Counsel at Working America, the community affiliate of the AFL CIO. In that role he was responsible for drafting and negotiating operational agreements, advising staff on prospective legal concerns, and ensuring compliance with campaign finance and lobbying laws. Prior to that, he was a law fellow at AARP.

In his free time, Nikhil enjoys cooking, playing music, and watching trashy reality TV.