Krista Oehlke

Associate

Krista Oehlke has experience representing clients in matters related to administrative, constitutional, and civil rights law.

ABOUT

Krista has represented clients in federal cases addressing a range of constitutional and statutory violations. As an Equal Justice Works fellow at the ACLU of Massachusetts, Krista represented asylum seeking families trapped in Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols. She also challenged the government’s practice of denying access to exculpatory records in immigration cases and successfully argued a summary judgment motion in a Freedom of Information Act suit against ICE.

In addition to her case work, Krista is passionate about advancing and protecting the rights of marginalized groups through advocacy. She established and directed an Immigration Court Watch Program to document due process barriers that immigrants face during their removal proceedings. As policy director of the Harvard Immigration Project, she submitted public comments opposing numerous proposed rules, including DHS’s proposal to increase fees for asylum applications, and DHS’s proposal to authorize U.S. Customs and Border Protection to request social media handles from any foreign citizen entering the U.S.

Prior to joining Perry Law, Krista served as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

EDUCATION

Harvard Law School (J.D., 2020) (Policy Director of the Harvard Law School Immigration Project; Harvard International Law Journal, Online Editor)

Dartmouth College (B.A., cum laude, Comparative Literature, 2013)

GOVERNMENT SERVICE
CLERKSHIP

Hon. John W. Holcomb, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

AWARDS & RECOGNITION
BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Massachusetts Bar

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

BOARD SERVICE