As a Catalyst Fellow, John Giammatteo will coordinate the Second Circuit Asylum Monitoring Project at Lutheran Social Services of New York’s Immigration Legal Program.

The project aims to build positive precedent at the Second Circuit, tracking pending petitions for review in asylum cases and coordinating amicus briefing in high-impact petitions. He first joined LSSNY-ILP as a Liman Fellow in 2019. A 2017 graduate of Yale Law School, John participated in the Veterans Legal Services Clinic and the International Refugee Assistance Project. After graduation he clerked for the Honorable Victor A. Bolden of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and for the Honorable Gerard E. Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Prior to law school, John was a Marshall Scholar in London, where he received degrees from SOAS and City University, and worked with asylum seekers. John graduated from Syracuse University in 2011.