Cases & Deals

Ethiopian immigrant obtains asylum

Clients Client AB

Jones Day Washington obtained asylum for an Ethiopian immigrant who had worked for the government for nearly thirty years. In Ethiopia, our client was a public defender, a High Court judge, and the legal head at both the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Civil Aviation Authority. Client AB was forced to flee his home country when he learned that his life was in danger because he did not agree with the political views (and in particular the ethnic separatist views) of the ruling party. Meghann Dunlap and Tiffany Lipscomb-Jackson successfully argued that our client was entitled to asylum based on this past political persecution and a well-founded fear of future persecution. They are currently working to obtain derivative asylum status for his wife and three daughters who are still in Ethiopia.