Staff

  • Ivan
    Iván Espinoza-Madrigal
    Executive Director

    Iván Espinoza-Madrigal (@IvanEspinozaESQ) is the Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice. He is an expert in legal protections for people of color and immigrants. He has filed and won dozens of life-changing and law-changing cases across the country on behalf of people of color and immigrants. He advises federal and Read More

  • Oren
    Oren M. Sellstrom
    Litigation Director

    Oren joined LCCR in 2015 as Litigation Director.  In that capacity, he oversees the organization’s litigation and advocacy work in all areas including education, economic justice, employment, and voting rights. Prior to joining the Lawyers’ Committee in Boston, Oren worked for 18 years at the Lawyers’ Committee affiliate in San Francisco, first as a staff attorney and then Read More

  • Matt
    Matt Cregor
    Education Project Director

    Matt joined the Lawyers’ Committee in 2014, and handles a variety of education matters including school discipline, special education, and student assignment. Before that, Matt worked as a staff attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), where he led its federal advocacy on school discipline, partnering with national civil rights groups Read More

  • Priya
    Priya Lane
    Economic Justice Project Director

    Priya Lane is the Director of the Lawyers’ Committee’s Economic Justice Project, which provides minority, immigrant, and women entrepreneurs with free legal assistance, technical support, and education. Daily, Priya works with aspiring or current business owners with big dreams but limited resources. Priya helps close this opportunity gap. She provides them with the legal tools Read More

  • Laura
    Laura Maslow-Armand
    Staff Attorney

    Laura Maslow-Armand is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. For nine years, she was an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights and Public Charities Divisions where she litigated cases involving housing discrimination, hate crimes and telemarketing fraud. She was part of a team that drafted, implemented, and evaluated the Attorney General’s Read More

  • Sophia
    Sophia Hall
    Staff Attorney

    Sophia joined the Lawyers’ Committee as a Staff Attorney in July 2016. As an experienced litigator, Sophia handles a broad range of civil rights matters. Sophia actively represents people of color and immigrant women to protect their rights in the workplace and in the community. Most recently, she filed a landmark sexual harassment lawsuit against Read More

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    Megan Kim
    Paralegal

    Megan Kim joined the Lawyers’ Committee as a paralegal in February 2017. She is a recent graduate of Amherst College. Before joining the Lawyers’ Committee, she lived in rural Spain for eight months teaching English. She also served as an intern at the Legal Aid Society in New York, and at Asian Americans Advancing Justice in Read More

  • Nimni
    Oren Nimni
    Civil Rights Fellow

    Oren Nimni joined the Lawyers’ Committee as a Civil Rights Fellow in 2017.  Oren’s legal practice focuses on cutting-edge constitutional litigation on behalf of people of color and immigrants. Oren is currently litigating the first lawsuit filed in the country against the Trump Administration to save TPS on behalf of Haitian, Honduran and Salvadoran immigrants. He Read More

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer Navas Portillo
    Paralegal

    Jennifer joined the Lawyers’ Committee as a paralegal in May 2017. She coordinates the Lawyers’ Committee’s intake process and community outreach efforts. Prior to joining the Lawyers’ Committee, Jennifer was a paralegal with Goddard, Scuteri & Delaney, and served as an AmeriCorps Legal Advocate at Northeast Legal Aid.  Read More