Senior Policy Attorney, National Immigration Law Center
Gabrielle Lessard is a Senior Policy Attorney at the National Immigration Law Center (NILC). NILC works nationally to defend and advance the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants. Gabrielle works through the Protecting Immigrant Families campaign to combat policies to limit immigration and deter immigrant families from meeting their essential needs.
A public interest lawyer for over 25 years, Gabrielle served as NILC’s first Health Policy Attorney from 2001-2005 and rejoined the organization in 2013. Gabrielle has also been the Legal Director of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, a lecturer at UC Berkeley Law School and an independent attorney and consultant to tax-exempt organizations. She received a juris doctor degree, with honors, from the University of Wisconsin Law School.