Kevin J. Fandl
Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Lock Haven University; M.A., J.D., American University; Ph.D., George Mason University
B.A., Lock Haven University; M.A., American University; J.D., American University; Ph.D., George Mason University. Dr. Fandl is Deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. Immigration and...Continue Reading
B.A., Lock Haven University; M.A., American University; J.D., American University; Ph.D., George Mason University. Dr. Fandl is Deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, where he advises the Director for immigration on significant law and policy issues, and where he serves as chief labor negotiator. He previously worked as Counsel to the Assistant Secretary and Director of the Executive Secretariat for that agency. He also worked with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Within his academic work, Dr. Fandl has written and published numerous articles on subjects such as economic development, international trade law, and the informal economy. Some of his more prominent publications have included, The Role of Informal Legal Institutions in Economic Development (Fordham International Law Journal), Success in Law and Development: Evaluating the Conventional Wisdom Using Evidence from the Field (Hague Rule of Law Journal), Bilateral Agreements and Fair Trade Practices: A Policy Analysis of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal), and Dead Capital and the Sea: Post-Tsunami Relief for the Southeast Asian Informal Economy (Yale Journal of International Affairs). He was awarded a Fulbright grant in 2006 to travel to Bogotá, Colombia, to conduct an investigation of the Colombian informal economy while teaching classes in the Masters of Law program at la Universidad de los Andes. He is a member of the New York, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C., bars. He has taught law at various prominent universities since 2005 and joined the Georgetown Law faculty in 2011.