Prior to founding Justice Innovation Lab, Jared served for 14 years as a prosecutor in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. He led some of the most complex civil rights prosecutions in the country, securing convictions in cases involving high-profile police misconduct, hate crimes and human trafficking. Fishman received multiple awards from the Civil Rights Division for distinguished service, including the Division’s highest award for excellence in legal advocacy.
Fishman earned his law degree from the George Washington University Law School, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He began his career at the U.S. State Department, where he worked to rebuild legal systems in post-war Kosovo.