Kate Chaltain is responsible for handling all cases at the firm that require resolution in the immigration courts.
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Chaltain worked for the Department of Homeland Security as an Asylum Officer where she adjudicated asylum applications on behalf of the United States government. As an Asylum Officer, Ms. Chaltain was required to complete multiple pieces of training given to Officers of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”), which provided her with a unique perspective on the immigration process as a whole and the asylum process in particular.
Since entering private practice in 2011, Ms. Chaltain has litigated over a hundred asylum cases on behalf of people fleeing persecution around the world and has established a reputation in the immigration courts as an honest and zealous advocate for her clients.
Ms. Chaltain also has extensive experience representing individuals facing deportation and removal, as well as victims of domestic violence, crimes, and trafficking who seek to gain legal status in the United States.
Ms. Chaltain is a 2008 graduate of the Fordham University School of Law, where she was a Stein Scholar in Ethics and Public Interest Law, a board member of the Immigration Advocacy Project, and a recipient of the Archibald Murray Magna Cum Laude Award for Public Interest Service. Ms. Chaltain is a 2001 graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University.
Ms. Chaltain is admitted to practice law in New York State and is authorized to practice immigration law in all 50 states.