As Chief Talent and Diversity Officer, Chandra serves as a member of the firm’s core leadership team and provides strategic direction for all firm functions impacting talent, including professional development, human resources, and pro bono efforts. A dedicated advocate for inclusion in the legal profession, Chandra promotes diverse perspectives in all aspects of the firm’s talent management practices. Since 2015, she has spearheaded the implementation of Robins Kaplan’s innovative Leaders Engaged in the Advancement of Diversity (LEAD) initiative, empowering the firm’s leaders to take concrete steps to increase diversity and holding them accountable for their results.
Prior to joining Robins Kaplan, Chandra was a tax attorney at a national law firm, and she continues to represent low-income taxpayers and non-profit organizations in her pro bono practice. She holds a Juris Doctor and Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University, and was a 2014-2015 Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Chandra serves on the Boards of Directors of Minds Matter Twin Cities and American Model United Nations, and volunteers with The Arc Greater Twin Cities.
- American Model United Nations, Treasurer of the Board (2010-Present); Board Member (2007-Present); Executive Committee Member (2004-2007)
- Young Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Executive Committee Member (2013-2015)
- Minds Matter of the Twin Cities, Secretary of the Board (2012-Present)
- The Arc Greater Twin Cities, Resource Development Committee (2013-Present)
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