Celso Perez joined the firm as an associate in the fall of 2015. His work focuses on immigration law, including litigation before federal and immigration courts. Mr. Perez is admitted into the state bars of California, New York, and Florida.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Perez was the Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellow in Global Justice at Human Rights Watch. His work focused on human rights abuses related to immigration and nationality law in Latin America and the Caribbean. In July 2015, he authored “We Are Dominican,” a report on the arbitrary deprivation of nationality in the Dominican Republic, which affected mainly Dominicans of Haitian descent.
Mr. Perez received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 2014, where he was a law student intern in the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic. In the clinic, he co-argued a case at the Connecticut Supreme Court and represented clients applying for immigration relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Mr. Perez received the Khosla Memorial Fund for Human Dignity Prize for his contributions to the clinical program at Yale Law School.
Mr. Perez received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Boston College in 2009. A native of the Dominican Republic, he speaks fluent Spanish, and is conversant in Portuguese.
Areas of Practice
- Immigration Law
- Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut
- J.D. - 2014
- Honors: Yale Law School Khosla Memorial Fund for Human Dignity Prize
- Boston College
- B.S. - 2009
- Major: Biochemistry
Past Employment Positions
- Human Rights Watch, Fellow