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Irene C. Freidel ​​​​

Irene Freidel ​​​​

Irene Freidel ​​​​

Irene C. Freidel, Esq. is the Detention Program Manager and a senior staff attorney at PAIR, specializing in detention, removal defense, and federal court practice. Irene has served as a PAIR Detention Program Fellow and Access to Justice Fellow, where she worked to represent immigrants in ICE detention. Prior to joining PAIR, Irene practiced law at K&L Gates LLP in Boston, from 1991 through June 2017. She has over twenty-five years of experience as a high-level complex commercial litigator. While at K&L Gates, Irene represented clients in federal and state courts throughout the country, handled appeals in the First, Fourth, Seventh, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits, as well as in various state appellate courts. Irene is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where she received her B.A. in anthropology. She received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Irene joined PAIR in 2017.


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Selected Works

Anita P. SharmaExecutive Director

Elizabeth BadgerJFF Program Manager

Irene C. FreidelDetention Program Manager

Ilana Etkin GreensteinAsylum Program Manager

Yanzie ChowDevelopment Director

Melanie GleasonPro Bono Involvement Coordinator

Sarah AllarStaff Attorney

Tara RubensteinStaff Attorney

Julia CiachurskiStaff Attorney

Daniela HargusStaff Attorney

Rhonda TietjenStaff Attorney

Omairy MartinezParalegal

Genesis UribeParalegal

Zuna Ramos MazaParalegal

Luke MorrellAdministrative Associate

Elena NoureddineARP Coordinator