Board and Councils

Niels Frenzen is a Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Southern California Gould School Of Law where he teaches immigration law and directs the Law School’s Immigration Clinic. He is a member of the State Bars of California, Florida (inactive) and Iowa (inactive) and a member of the Law Society of England and Wales (practicing certificate not active). He has represented hundreds of asylum seekers and other immigrants and has litigated numerous lawsuits against the US government challenging the mistreatment of immigrants and asylum seekers. He has participated in human rights delegations on behalf of Amnesty International USA, the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, and other human rights organizations in Haiti, Cuba, El Salvador, Mexico, and the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo, Cuba. He has been an attorney since 1985 and is from Washington, DC.

Andrew Atkin is PTV’s Treasurer and is an attorney at Rodriguez, Horii and Choi, LLP. Atkin engages in the general practice of law with emphasis on California State and local taxation and nonprofit corporations. Atkins, a graduate of the J.D. Emory University School of Law, is also Founder of the Andrew S. Atkin Charitable Foundation.
Greg Good is Chief of Legislative and External Affairs for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Prior to joining the Mayor’s office, Greg spent six years at LAANE, most recently serving as Director of the Don’t Waste LA project.  The Don’t Waste LA project is a comprehensive campaign by over 30 environmental, labor, community and faith-based groups to ensure that the region’s commercial waste and recycling industry is a source of clean air, green jobs and recycling for all.  Before that, Greg was LAANE’s Director of Campaign Communications, working on multiple projects including its Retail, Construction Careers and Food Services campaigns. Before joining LAANE, Greg was an elementary and high school teacher in the Inglewood and Compton Unified School Districts, teaching grades ranging from Kindergarten to 12th grade English.  After that, he served two years as Teach for America’s California Recruitment Director and five years as its Los Angeles Executive Director. Greg received his undergraduate degree in history from Brown University and his J.D. from UCLA School of Law.
Jennifer Fischer is an intellectual property attorney, serving as a Senior Counselor for Boeing. She is also a board director for the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Adam Levine is PTV’s Secretary and has been practicing law at O’Melveny & Meyers LLP’s Los Angeles office since 1999. He specializes in complex commercial litigation, and has spent extensive amount of time representing political asylum applicants before the Immigration Court on a pro-bono basis. Levine volunteers with the Constitutional Rights Foundation to teach introductory constitutional law to 8th grade public schools. Levine is a 1992 graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and a 1998 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law.
Arun Baheti is PTV’s board chair and SVP/Corporate Counsel at The Bluebook International, Inc. His background includes operations, IT, and sales management in government, political campaigns, non-profits, and the private sector. Baheti graduated from Macalester College and UCLA School of Law.
Kim Luu-Ng is founder and managing partner of KLN Firm, a boutique immigration firm that practices business, family, and humanitarian immigration law. Kim is also partner and owner of the award winning restaurant Cassia in Los Angeles. In 2013, the South Asian Network awarded Kim with the Community Solidarity Award for her service to indigent members of the South Asian community. Kim began her legal career as a litigation associate at Reed Smith LLP. She then joined LAFLA as an immigration attorney and represented survivors of torture and other forms of severe violence before USCIS, US Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Kim also worked as a detention attorney under the auspices of the Executive Office of Immigration Review’s Legal Orientation Program, providing legal orientation and training, and coordinating pro bono representation. From 2009 to 2012, Kim chaired the Refugee Forum of Los Angeles County, a consortium of NGOs, refugee resettlement agencies, and government entities that advocates for the needs of immigrants fleeing persecution and seeking refuge in Los Angeles County. Kim received her Juris Doctor and Masters in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and graduated cum laude with departmental honors from USC where she studied International Relations and East Asian Languages and Culture.
Marilyn Ho is the Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, a not-for-profit pediatric academic medical center ranked as one of the top ten children’s hospitals in the nation and the top pediatric medical center in California.  Marilyn’s professional career has been dedicated to provider-based healthcare, spanning a variety of roles including strategy, operations, mergers & acquisitions, human resources and sales management.  Marilyn earned a BS in Management Science from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Erica Deutsch is an attorney at Bush Gottlieb specializing in labor law. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Deutsch was an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board.  She has an extensive background handling representation elections, unfair labor practice proceedings, collective bargaining negotiations, Section 10(j) proceedings, and arbitrations.  She taught Labor Law from 2008-2013 at Loyola Law School as an Adjunct Professor. Ms. Deutsch is a member of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee.  She is fluent in Spanish and was a contributing editor to The Developing Labor Law, published by the American Bar Association.
Robin Schoenfeld is a retired Registered Nurse (R.N.) who worked in pediatric and adult oncology and in discharge planning at the Medical Center of Tarzana.  As a parent to a child on the Autism Spectrum, she focused on the different ways in which visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners process information, and founded a children’s library at the Help Group’s campus in Van Nuys, where she also volunteered as the school librarian.  Experiencing considerable physical debilitation after treatment for cancer, she was deeply impressed by the re-integration and rehabilitation the Pilates Method brought about in her own condition.  She has since become certified in teaching a number of mind-body exercise disciplines including Pilates, NASM, Gyrotonic, Gyrokinesis, Yamuna Body Rolling, and TRE (Trauma Releasing Exercises).  Working with her clients with an emphasis on optimum skeletal alignment, improving postural habits, and building core strength through functional movement, she sees body sustainability as her most important goal.  She also brings over 13 years of this teaching experience to PTV’s clients as a volunteer, teaching trauma-informed exercise and stress release classes.
Paul Herzog practices business and family immigration law with the Law Offices of Adam Green.  He is a member of the State Bar of California and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. (the circuit court of appeals and the U.S. district court for the central district of California.  In addition, Paul is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. His clients include companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms, as well as universities, religious organizations and research institutes.  Paul has authored several articles on various aspects of immigration law for professional journals, and also given talks on immigration law to universities and professional associations.   He is a graduate of the Tulane University School of Law and Syracuse University.
Joe Racalto has spent the last 20 years working for the United States House of Representatives. He spent 15 years with former Congressman Barney Frank where he served as Mr. Frank’s Senior Policy Adviser. In this capacity, Joe oversaw Mr. Frank’s civil rights and health and human services portfolio. He served as Chief of Staff for New York’s 23rd Congressional district and recently retired from Congress in the capacity of Legislative Director to former Congressman Alan Grayson and Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. In Congress, Joe spent two decades advocating his colleagues for torture victims and victims of human trafficking. Joe resides in Washington, D.C. with his fiancé Jason and their dog Zoey.

Advocates Council

Julie Gutman Dickinson

Stella Maloyan

Hector Aristizabal

Peggy Farrell