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Irene Freidel ​​​​

Irene Freidel, Esq. is an attorney at PAIR specializing in detention, removal defense, and federal court practice. Irene serves as a Detention Program fellow building on the work she did last year as PAIR's Access to Justice Fellow, including representing 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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Anita P. SharmaExecutive Director/Senior Attorney

Amy MercureBookkeeper

Elena NoureddineLegal Director

Elizabeth BadgerSenior Asylum Attorney

Seth PurcellAsylum Attorney

Sarah AllarAsylum Attorney

Marianne StaniunasAsylum Attorney

Heather P. ArroyoDetention Attorney

Irene FreidelDetention Attorney

Juan BedoyaSkadden Fellow

Katherine HoriganCradle to Career Fellow

Mikaela Wolf-SorokinCommunity Engagement Manager

Jennifer ReyesIntake Coordinator/Cummings Fellow

Gabriella ChavezSocial Services Coordinator

Angela ArzuPrograms/Administrative Associate

Yanzie ChowDevelopment & Communications Associate