Hon. Robin Feder, Director

Hon. Robin E. Feder (personal capacity) was appointed as an immigration judge by the United States Department of Justice in 2006. She is a past chair of the Board of Immigration Appeals Precedent Decision Committee. Before becoming an immigration judge, she was an assistant U.S. attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Rhode Island, where she also served as chief of the Civil Division. Judge Feder also served as an assistant attorney general and as chief of the Civil Division at the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General. She has served in a leadership capacity with the FBA since 2003 when she joined the board of the Rhode Island chapter. From 2007-2009, she served as the chapter’s president. She remains a member of the Rhode Island chapter’s board. She is also a past chair of the Immigration Law section which she joined in 2009. She served as chair during the 2014-2015 term. During her tenure, the section grew by 28 percent, as she and section leadership reached out to law students, younger lawyers, members of the nonprofit, public, and academic sectors, as well as attorneys in private practice, expanded the section’s programming, and collaborated with chapters and other sections. BR>
Judge Feder is also a member of the Judiciary Division, and the International Law Section. She has previously served on the FBA’s Nominations and Elections Committee, its Budget Committee, the Section and Division Council’s Bylaws Task Force, and on the FBA’s Chapter Activity Fund. Her goal is for all FBA members to appreciate and understand how sections, divisions, and chapters can work together for their mutual benefit.