The American Immigration Council named alumna Katelyn Hufe its Ambassador of the Year.
The award recognizes Hufe’s dedication to enhancing the partnership between the council and the Philadelphia chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where she has served as ambassador since 2014, working to maintain strong relationships within the association and to expand the council's reach among chapters across the U.S.
Hufe “has worked tirelessly to promote the council’s work within her chapter and hosted two dynamic fundraising events in Philadelphia in support of the Council. She is also a dedicated mentor, offering her support to other AILA members, and serves on AILA’s Pro Bono Committee,” said the council’s executive director, Beth Werlin, in a statement announcing the award.
A partner at Gian-Grasso, Tomczak & Hufe PC, Hufe devotes much of her practice on deportation defense, litigation, appeals and protecting clients with final orders of removal. Focusing largely on complex litigation cases, she has successfully litigated cases before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Hufe is a member of the adjunct faculty, teaching the law school’s Federal Litigation and Appeals Clinic with Professor Richard Frankel, who directs the clinic.
She also serves as the immigration law liaison for the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
She graduated cum laude in 2011.