Brittney Nystrom is the Executive Director of the ACLU of Utah. She previously served as Director for Advocacy at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service in Washington, D.C. where she advocated on behalf of refugees, unaccompanied children, and immigrants in detention. Earlier in her career, she was the Director of Policy and Legal Affairs at the National Immigration Forum, where her advocacy focused on due process concerns and overdue reforms to the immigration system. She also had represented detained individuals facing deportation and advocated for humane detention conditions as the Legal Director at the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition.
Through her extensive work on immigration and refugee issues, Brittney is a recognized national expert and has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Prior to her extensive legal advocacy work, she was in private practice as part of the litigation team at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobsen, LLP, in Washington, D.C. She holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Northwestern University School of Law, and is admitted to the bar in D.C. and Illinois.