The Raben Group has added Jeanne Butterfield, the former senior adviser to the National Immigration Forum, to its Washington office as a special counsel.
Butterfield has worked in immigration law and policy for nearly 30 years. At the National Immigration Forum, Butterfield led the organization’s legislative advocacy and agency work to reform federal immigration laws.
Butterfield also served for 12 years as the executive director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. In that role, she managed the association’s advocacy and media initiatives and oversaw its government relations and administrative advocacy work.
Before coming to Washington, Butterfield worked for a number of Boston-based advocacy groups that focused on immigration policy and human rights issues. Among those were the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project, Centro Presente and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.
At the Raben Group, Butterfield will lobby on behalf of clients on a range of immigration policy issues.
In a prepared statement, Robert Raben, the firm’s president, said, “Jeanne has long impressed us as a phenomenal and tireless advocate, and I'm excited that our clients will benefit from her expertise and passion.”