Another Panel Announced for the Freedom Network Conference.

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We are happy to introduce a sneak peek of another fantastic panel to be featured at the 13th Annual Freedom Network Conference.  These distinguished speakers will be presenting on the intersections between sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking; including discussion around best practices for providers, investigators, and prosecutors.

Susan French is the Senior Staff Attorney at the International Human Rights Clinic, Anti- Trafficking Project of the George Washington University Law School.  In this role, she investigates and develops labor trafficking cases for civil litigation; prepares and presents human trafficking curriculum for clinic law students; leads human trafficking student team in civil case development, and presents to foreign delegations at training programs and conferences.

Previously, she has served as the Senior Special Counsel and Trial Attorney for Human Trafficking for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where she investigated and prosecuted labor and sex human trafficking cases on behalf of the United States throughout the 50 states, territories, and possessions. She has also served as a Trial Attorney for the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ. In this position, she investigated and prosecuted hate crime and excessive force cases, in addition to human trafficking cases, on behalf of the United States.

Prior positions include: Assistant Commonwealth Attorney and Special Prosecutor, Winchester, VA; Supervisory Attorney for the Coordination and Review Section, Civil Rights Division U.S. DOJ; Attorney, Presidential Task Force on Sex Discrimination, U.S. DOJ; Attorney of private practice in Newport News, VA, with an emphasis on employment and housing discrimination, and disability rights. Ms. French has also instructed at universities, and trained and presented at many international and national conferences and panels. She has received numerous awards, including the Civil Rights Division Special Achievement Awards. She is a past recipient of the Freedom Network’s  Paul and Sheila Wellstone award.

Khanh T. Nguyen, Esq. is a Senior Staff Attorney and Interim Supervising Attorney of the East Bay Office at the Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO), a community-based legal services agency that provides holistic and comprehensive legal services to underserved communities.  Her practice involves representation of domestic violence and human trafficking survivors in a range of legal issues and their intersections, including human trafficking, immigration law, family law, domestic violence, and advocacy during criminal proceedings.  Khanh co-directs the Anti-Trafficking Project at APILO, and also coordinates the East Bay Naturalization Collaborative, a network of immigration service providers promoting citizenship and comprehensive immigration reform.  Khanh has also worked in the Philippines advocating for the resettlement of stateless Vietnamese refugees.  Khanh is an alumnus of Temple University Beasley School of Law and the University of California, Irvine.  She is also state certified as a mediator and domestic violence counselor.