Nana-Kwabena Abrefah

Associate

Nana-Kwabena Abrefah helps clients handle privacy challenges and concerns. Nana-Kwabena is experienced in researching privacy legislation and technology law and policy. He began his legal career as a paralegal at a large global law firm, where he analyzed international business clients' immigration statuses and drafted and filed petitions. He managed a large case load, adopted team members' job duties, and trained junior colleagues. As a summer associate at Venable, he participated in practice group mock exercises and put together a privacy law presentation.

As a student advocate at the Federal Legislation Clinic, he testified before the Maryland Senate after researching state data flows to federal immigration enforcement. He mooted advocates for legislative testimony, researched privacy legislation, and developed a client's bill language as well. As part of a team, he wrote and presented a legislative proposal to reduce harms of predictive policing technologies. He also spent a summer at the Institute for Technology Law & Policy at Georgetown Law, where he researched and wrote memos on algorithmic fairness, among other tech policy issues, and supported programming to educate congressional staffers on tech-related issues.

He also gained experience as a legal intern at Ayuda, an organization that provides immigration legal assistance in Northern Virginia. There, he drafted petitions and motions for immigrant victims of trafficking and crime, asylees, and others. Additionally, he managed intakes and cases, directly served clients, and conducted supporting legal and related research.

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Education

  • J.D. Georgetown University Law Center 2021
    • Tech Law & Policy Scholar
    • Research Assistant, Prof. Tanina Rostain
    • Black Law Students Association
    • OutLaw (LGBTQ+ student group)
  • B.A. Economics-Political Science and Mathematics Columbia University 2016

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Languages

  • Spanish