As the co-manager of Immigration Equality’s Pro Bono Program, Piibe works to expand and enhance our asylum project for LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrants. She mentors pro bono attorneys and also directly represents clients in immigration proceedings at all levels.
Prior to joining Immigration Equality, Piibe worked for several years as a corporate attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, then briefly as a solo practitioner. She also worked pro bono for several nonprofit organizations in Westchester County, assisting undocumented immigrant victims of domestic violence and human trafficking to gain legal status in the United States. Piibe has taught law courses at Tartu University in Estonia, Uppsala University in Sweden, and Seton Hall Law School’s online program. She is the author of the textbook “Law and Ethics” (in Estonian) and several other publications.
Piibe’s degrees include an LL.B. (with the highest distinction) from Tartu University, Faculty of Law in Estonia, an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge, England, and an LL.M. and a J.S.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was a Fulbright Scholar.