Narges Kakalia

Narges Kakalia

Unit United States US


Narges Kakalia is a Pakistani-American Parsi lawyer, activist and mother. Narges practiced law for nearly 20 years at Mintz, a large law firm, as a commercial litigator. Today, she is the firm’s Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (“DEI”) Officer. In that role, Narges leads the firm in developing its DEI strategy and goals, and is in charge of implementing thoughtful and innovative steps towards fostering a culture that values and celebrates difference, and ensures that every employee has an equal opportunity to succeed. By fostering a culture in which all individuals can bring their whole, unique selves to work, Narges helps Mintz bring multiple perspectives to each matter, thereby providing the highest level of client service and community engagement.

Prior to serving as the firm’s Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Narges was a partner in the Mintz’s Litigation Practice, Vice Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Program, a leader of the firm’s Women’s Initiative, and a member of the firm’s MIATTY (Minority Attorney) affinity group.  

Throughout her adult life Narges has been an advocate for immigrants and women. For twelve years, she has served on the board of directors of Womankind, a New York based not-for-profit dedicated to advocating for survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault in New York City. Narges currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Womankind.  

Narges lives in New Jersey with her husband Marc, their two children Cyrus (17) and Zane (13) and two dogs Cocoa and Bella.