Biography

Dree K. Collopy is a partner of Benach Collopy LLP in Washington, DC. A recognized asylum expert, Dree serves as chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association's Asylum and Refugee Committee and is the author of AILA's Asylum Primer.  She serves on working groups developing nation-wide policy advocacy and litigation strategies on behalf of refugees and asylum-seekers, has been active in the fight to end family detention, mentors pro bono attorneys, and frequently lectures and publishes on cutting-edge asylum and other immigration issues.  Dree has been recognized for her contributions to the field of immigration law and for her work in advancing and defending the cause of refugees, receiving the AILA President’s Commendation Award in both 2013 and 2016 and the Joseph Minsky Award in 2014.  She earned her J.D. and Certificate in Law and Public Policy from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and her B.A. from Grinnell College.

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