Deputy Legal Director
Jim Knoepp manages the SPLC’s immigrant justice initiative, which combats workplace exploitation and other human rights abuses of immigrants. He also has served as a staff attorney and litigation director for the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville, Va., and as legal director of its Immigrant Advocacy Program. He is a graduate of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law School and has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Irvine. As a Skadden fellow at the Migrant Farmworker Justice Project in Belle Glade, Fla., he focused on the development of class action litigation for H-2B forestry workers.