Katerina Siefkas, Staff Attorney, is a U.S. attorney based in San Francisco, California, focused on global and domestic advocacy for access to justice and the protection of human rights. Katerina has worked on cases in both U.S. federal and state court as well as those before international and regional mechanisms. Prior to CJA, Katerina was a litigation associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, primarily working on general commercial litigation. While at Simpson Thacher, Katerina additionally represented clients in matters of asylum law, U.S. federal civil rights law, and habeas law. She received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and her B.A. in International Studies with emphases in Political Science and Linguistics from the University of California, San Diego.