NILC Welcomes Eric Ha to its Board of Directors

July 26, 2023

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NILC Welcomes Eric Ha to its Board of Directors 

WASHINGTON — The National Immigration Law Center today announced the addition of Eric Ha, the Chief Administrative Officer at the International Justice Mission, to the NILC board of directors. 

“NILC is honored to welcome Eric Ha to its board,” said Kica Matos, NILC’s president. “Eric’s commitment to protecting communities from violence and abuses of power is harmonious with NILC’s work to ensure that we build a 21st century immigration system where all of us, no matter how much money we have, what we look like, or where we were born, have the freedom to thrive.”  

“NILC’s work to advance equity and dignity for all, regardless of immigration status, has long been an inspiration,” said Eric Ha. “As a member of NILC’s board, I look forward to continuing to advocate for and advance the rights of the millions of immigrants and their loved ones who call the U.S. home.”  

Eric Ha serves as International Justice Mission’s Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible for ensuring strong, effective executive leadership and strategic management of the IJM global enterprise. Ha leads the Executive Office and manages the operations of IJM’s Global Leadership Team. Prior to this role, he served in several other executive leadership positions at IJM, including as Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel. 

Before joining IJM, Ha spent nearly a decade at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago where he managed large-scale commercial litigation, provided regulatory and strategic counseling, and conducted internal investigations. Prior to joining Sidley, he served as Advisory Counsel in IJM’s Chennai field office where he worked on cases to rescue victims of forced labor slavery and human trafficking. He also taught constitutional law at the University of Miami School of Law and served as a federal law clerk to the Honorable Jorge A. Solis, Chief Judge of the Northern District of Texas. 

Ha earned a B.A. with honors from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a Public Interest Law Initiative Fellow.