Employment Law Attorney
Briana Beltran is an attorney in the New York offices of HKM Employment Attorneys. She joined HKM in 2023 after more than a decade of representing farmworkers on employment and immigration matters. From 2012 to 2016, she worked at Southern Migrant Legal Services, A Project of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, in Nashville, TN. There, she represented migrant farmworkers in a six-state service area in civil litigation in federal court and before government agencies, primarily regarding their rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, anti-discrimination laws, and the regulations governing the H-2A agricultural worker visa program. From 2016 to 2023, she served as an instructor in the Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic at Cornell Law School. As a clinical instructor, she co-taught a lawyering skills seminar to second- and third-year law students, and supervised students representing farmworkers in cases related to recruitment fraud, deportation defense, and affirmative immigration relief based on workplace abuse.
Ms. Beltran is a graduate of Stanford University and New York University School of Law. While in law school, she participated in the Immigrant Defense Clinic and the Immigrant Rights Clinic and worked with organizations including the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and Domestic Workers United. After graduating, she served as a law clerk to the Hon. John T. Nixon of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. She has published law review articles related to the litigation of claims on behalf of workers in the N.Y.U. Review of Law & Social Change, the Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law, and the Columbia Human Rights Law Review, and served on the board of the Worker Justice Center of New York for four years. A native of southern California, Ms. Beltran now resides in upstate New York with her family, where she serves on the board of her local community center.
Location: New York Office