Dederica Dell'Orto

Federica Dell'Orto

Federica Dell’Orto has extensive experience in immigration, international, human rights law and in complex litigation matters. For years Ms. Dell’Orto has represented clients in Court during removal proceedings as well as in asylum, bond, cancellation of removal and adjustment hearings. She has also matured ample experience with the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Dell’Orto has an international legal education background. She was born in Italy where she obtained her JD from the University of Milan in 2013 in EU and International Law. In 2016, she completed an LL.M in Los Angeles, in Public International Law. In 2017, Ms. Dell’Orto became licensed to practice law in California and she is also admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Ms. Dell’Orto has published legal articles in multiple journals, including the Federal Lawyer and the Los Angeles Lawyer, where she was also featured as a cover story for the March 2020 issue. Most of her articles discuss the latest developments in the field of International, Human Rights and Immigration Law and advocate for the furtherance of civil and constitutional rights as well as the development of domestic policies aimed at protecting them.

Federica Dell’Orto sits on the Board of the Federal Bar Association, where she currently serves as Vice-Chair for the International Law Section. The Federal Bar Association is the main professional organization for private and government lawyers and judges practicing in federal Courts in the United States.

Ms. Dell’Orto speaks proficiently multiple languages, and passionately represents her clients’ interests by working effectively to minimize risk and propel optimal resolution for their cases.

AWARDS
FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION 2020 CHAIRPERSON’S AWARD for Exceptional Service to the FBA International Law Section.
CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FROM THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES for the work done for the Board of Governors Italian American Lawyers Association.

PUBLICATIONS

  • “International Human Rights Law and Discrepancies With Recent Jurisprudence and US Asylum Law", The Federal Lawyer, March 2019.
  • “Recent Developments in Safe Third Country Agreements Feasibility and Approach: US-Guatemala, US-Canada, and EU”, The Federal Lawyer, January February 2020.
  • “Erosion of women’s Rights in US Immigration Cases Involving Asylum Seekers’ The Year in Review, An Annual Publication of the ABA Section of international Law, 2019.
  • “Agricultural Migrant Workers in Today’s America: a Parallel to Modern Slavery’”,The Federal Lawyer, September 2020.
  • “The Right to Asylum”,LACBA / Los Angeles Lawyer, March 2020.
  • ”The Return of Asylum seekers to Unsafe Third Countries in Contravention of the Principle of Non-Refoulment”, The Federal Lawyer, June 2020.