Marc Bachman

Marc Bachman Immigration Staff Attorney 41 State Street, Suite M112 Albany, NY 12207 Phone: 518-445-6050 Marc earned his Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, at Tulane University and his Juris Doctor at  Syracuse University College of Law, where he was an active member of the Moot Court Board and a recipient of the American JurisprudenceContinue reading “Marc Bachman”

Catherine Ryan – Staff Attorney

Catherine (Kate) Ryan Staff Attorney (845) 391-3110 ext 1502   Catherine (Kate) Ryan, joined PLS in 2021 after receiving her JD from CUNY School of Law in 2020. During her time at CUNY, she interned with the ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project, worked with incarcerated clients through the Defenders clinic, and assisted with researchContinue reading “Catherine Ryan – Staff Attorney”

Laura Rion – Immigration Staff Attorney

Laura Rion Immigration Staff Attorney Laura was born and raised in North Carolina. In 2014, she received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science from Campbell University before moving to New York City to attend law school. Laura graduated from New York Law School in 2017. During law school she focused on immigration workContinue reading “Laura Rion – Immigration Staff Attorney”

Megan Welch – Staff Attorney

Megan Welch Staff Attorney (607) 273-2283 ext. 1209 Megan joined PLS in October of 2018 after received her J.D. from CUNY School of Law in May of 2018. Prior to law school, she worked as an 8th and 9th grade science teacher, and received her Masters of Education from Brooklyn College in 2014, andContinue reading “Megan Welch – Staff Attorney”

Hallie Mitnick – Staff Attorney

Hallie Mitnick Staff Attorney (607) 273-2283 ext. 2004 Hallie joined PLS in September of 2015 after graduating from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  As a law student, Hallie participated in the Innocence Project clinic as well as the Civil Rights Clinic.  She was also a Public Service Scholar and Dean’s Merit Scholar.  SheContinue reading “Hallie Mitnick – Staff Attorney”

Yuriy Pereyaslavskiy – Staff Attorney/Technology & Social Media Coordinator

Yuriy Pereyaslavskiy Staff Attorney & Technology & Social Media Coordinator PLS Immigration Unit (845) 391-3110 ext. 2108       Yuriy has been with the PLSNY since March 2018, litigating removal defense cases representing detained, non-detained and incarcerated individuals before the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals andContinue reading “Yuriy Pereyaslavskiy – Staff Attorney/Technology & Social Media Coordinator”

John Peng – Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow

John Peng Federal Litigation & Appellate Staff Attorney, 41 State St., Ste. M112 Albany, NY 12207 T: (518) 694-8699 ext. 2102 John Peng,  Federal Litigation & Appellate Staff Attorney John joined the Immigration Unit in August 2019 as an Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow. He received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.Continue reading “John Peng – Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow”

Alex McGriff – Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow

Alex McGriff Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow (518) 694-8699 Alex McGriff, Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow. Alex grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. In 2013, he graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee with a B.A. in Political Science. After graduation, he worked in Memphis as an immigration paralegal, primarily serving clients affirmatively applying for asylum and defendingContinue reading “Alex McGriff – Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow”