Kathryn Austin

Kathryn Austin is a Senior Litigation Staff Attorney at IRAP. In this role, she works on impact litigation in U.S. courts to advance and defend the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, and other people in need of humanitarian relocation. 

Before joining IRAP, Katie represented noncitizens in immigration court and before USCIS with the Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY, and worked on false advertising and residential mortgage-backed securities litigation as an associate at Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP in New York.  

Katie is a graduate of Harvard College, the University of Oxford, and Stanford Law School, where she was a member of IRAP’s SLS chapter. From 2013-2015, she clerked for the Honorable Amalya L. Kearse and the Honorable Susan L. Carney, both of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Katie is a member of the New York bar.