Attorney (Licensed in Ny & DC & Sweden)
I am an Attorney, licensed in New York; Washington, DC; and Sweden.
I have practiced law in the United States since 2000, in the areas of Human Rights, Immigration, and miscellaneous other areas. I’m interested in finding a suitable position in Civil Rights related Advocacy and/or Litigation. I have over 9 years of litigation experience, as Lead Counsel before US Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), as well as Co-counsel in some Federal litigation.
I will be pleased to furnish Resume and excellent Recommendations upon request.
The Haynes Immigratioin Law Firm
March 2008 - November 2012
I worked with diverse communities on many aspects of immigration law, with a focus on Litigation before Immigration Courts, and Appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Administrative Appeals Office. Cases involved Political Asylum, Cancellation of Removal, Adjustment of Status, and other forms of immigration relief. Many cases involved criminal issues. I represented ICE Detainees before Immigration Courts and in negotiations with DHS/ICE, in cases concerning Bond and Release.
Braverman & Lin, PC
April 2003 - March 2008
Handled cases in most areas of immigration law, with a focus on Litigation before Immigration Courts, and Appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Administrative Appeals Office. Cases involved Political Asylum, Cancellation of Removal, Adjustment of Status, and other forms of immigration relief. Many cases involved criminal issues. I represented many ICE Detainees before Immigration Courts and in negotiations with DHS/ICE.
Trained younger Attorneys, Paralegals, and Interns, and coached newer Associates in Court.
Director, Legal Department
Center for the Prevention of Genocide
September 2002 - March 2003
Researched, wrote, and supervised research and writing of legal sections in Human Rights Reports, published by the Center.
Kohn, Swift & Graph, PC
April 2000 - July 2002
Participated in Complex Litigation of International and Domestic cases, including Toxic Tort and Antitrust Class Actions. Litigation included Doe v. Karadzic (S.D.N.Y.), in which the firm was co-counsel, representing 23 Muslim Plaintiffs from Bosnian Concentration Camps in the 1990s. Plaintiffs were granted a Verdict of Compensatory and Punitive Damages in the amount of $4.5 Billion. I also assisted in Doe v. Unocal (9th Cir.), in which Burmese nationals sued in a U.S. Federal District Court that ruled that corporations and their executives can be held liable under the Alien Tort Claims Act for violations of international human rights norms in foreign countries, and that U.S. courts have authority to adjudicate such claims. Initially, District Court dismissed case, holding that Unocal could only be held liable if it wanted Burmese military to commit alleged abuses, which Court held Plaintiffs had not shown. On Appeal, before eleven Judge en banc panel, Ninth Circuit reversed District Court’s dismissal, and decided to rehear appeal. Case settled 2004.
Center for Justice & International Law
From July 1996
Researched and participated in preparing cases to be argued before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. My main assignment was to research and redraft a case that had previously been declared inadmissible by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Complaint charged that Canadian Government was in violation of international human rights laws by failing to provide redress for victims of grave human rights abuses and crimes against humanity. Specifically, case concerned Concentration Camp guard who had been in charge of shipping Jews to Auschwitz during WWII, but had been acquitted in war crimes prosecutions in Canada. Case had been declared inadmissible by the IACHR, but was declared admissible upon re-submission by CEJIL. IACHR did not make final ruling on case, but negotiated partial settlement.
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States
August 1996 - June 1997
Researched the status of Amnesty Laws and Accountability in International Law, with a focus on the Inter-American system.
Qualifications & Certifications
LLM, International Legal Studies
American University, Washington College of Law
JD / LLM
University of Lund, Sweden