immigration attorney & DIRECTOR OF GENERAL LITIGATION
An immigrant and traveler, Juan Camilo believes in a fundamental right to move.
Juan Camilo joined Pangea in March 2017. Before joining Pangea, Juan Camilo was an associate at O'Melveny and Myers LLP, where he dedicated a significant amount of time to pro bono work. He represented undocumented immigrant mothers of U.S. citizens as party intervenors in United States v. Texas, resisting 26 States' challenge to DAPA. Also while at O'Melveny, Juan Camilo assisted in representing several clients in deportation proceedings, including an individual referred and supervised by Pangea.
During law school, Juan Camilo defended immigrants facing deportation as part of NYU's Immigrant Rights Clinic. Over the course of the two-year clinic, Juan Camilo represented immigrants in a variety of legal proceedings in immigration court, family court, and before the Board of Immigration Appeals. He also served as an executive editor of the Review of Law and Social Change. Over the law school summers, Juan Camilo worked as a law clerk for the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) and as a summer associate at O'Melveny and Myers LLP.
From 2009 until 2012, Juan Camilo lived in rural Morocco, first serving as a youth development volunteer in the Peace Corps, and then working as a program leader for a non-profit specializing in cross cultural education.
Juan Camilo attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ('09), where he received his bachelor's in History and Political Science. A Dean's Scholar, he received his law degree from New York University School of Law ('15).
Juan Camilo is licensed to practice law in California. He speaks English, Spanish, and Moroccan Arabic.