Megan Sallomi graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2014. Since graduation, she has used her legal skills to advocate for the rights of immigrants facing deportation. As a fellow at the ACLU of Northern California, Megan challenged civil rights abuses in immigration detention, including a lawsuit that won increased telephone access for detained immigrants fighting deportation. She completed a second fellowship at Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, an immigration law firm in San Francisco, where she focused on deportation defense of immigrants with criminal convictions and Ninth Circuit appeals. She also worked at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco, where she directed a pro bono program with more than 300 asylum cases, and litigated a complaint challenging the inhumane treatment of asylum-seekers detained near the U.S.-Mexico border. Prior to law school, Megan was Legislative Director for New York City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez. Originally from Milwaukee, she holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She speaks Spanish and French.
*Not yet licensed to practice in New York. Licensed to practice in California.