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Katrina Eiland

Managing Attorney, California Office

ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project


Katrina Eiland is a Managing Attorney with the Immigrants’ Rights Project (IRP) based in the San Francisco office. Ms. Eiland litigates cases and engages in advocacy to protect the civil rights of immigrant communities, including challenges to the Trump administration’s unlawful termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and immigration enforcement abuses by federal and local law enforcement agencies. She is a graduate of Stanford Law School and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Following a clerkship with the Honorable Keith P. Ellison of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Ms. Eiland was first a Civil Rights Fellow and then associate at Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho, where she litigated complex wage and hour, employment discrimination, disability access, and voting rights cases. She received the ACLU of Southern California’s 2014 Voting Rights Award for her work representing Latino residents in the City of Anaheim under the California Voting Rights Act. Prior to joining the ACLU, Ms. Eiland was also an associate at Outten & Golden LLP where she represented employees in wage and hour and discrimination class actions, including cases on behalf of DACA recipients unfairly denied employment. In 2017, she was selected as a “Rising Star for Northern California” by Super Lawyers.

Ms. Eiland has presented on topics related to civil rights litigation, including combatting named plaintiff pick-off tactics to prevent class action mootness and class action waivers in arbitration agreements.

She is a member of the California State Bar and is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts of California and to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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