Kevin Landy is an Assistant Director at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security, where he leads ICE’s efforts to reform the immigration detention system.
Prior to joining ICE, Mr. Landy served for nearly fourteen years on Senator Joseph Lieberman’s staff on the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and was the Committee’s Chief Counsel from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Landy was the lead staffer on Senator Lieberman’s “E-Government Act of 2002”, introduced in May of 2001 after an extensive period of consultation with relevant stakeholders. This consultation included the development the prior year of a first-of-its-kind on-line legislative comment tool, a website that sought public comments on 44 possible measures that Congress could take to advance the cause of e-government; nearly 1,000 comments were submitted, by private citizens, academicians, federal employees, and even federal agencies. Successful negotiations with the Administration during the 107th Congress, and subsequent amendments by the House Committee on Government Reform, led to enactment of a revised version of the legislation in December of 2002.
In addition to his oversight work on management of government information technology, Mr. Landy was also Senator Lieberman’s lead staff-member on several national security laws that Senator Lieberman authored, including comprehensive homeland security legislation, enacted as the “Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007”; the “Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004”; and the legislation that established the 9/11 Commission in November of 2002.
Prior to working for Senator Lieberman, Mr. Landy was in private practice for two years at the litigation firm of Jenner & Block in Washington, D.C. and spent one year in Cambodia working for the Cambodian Court Reform Project, a human rights project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. For two years before law school, he helped to monitor the Texas prison system and the Harris County Jail for special masters in two federal class action lawsuits.
Kevin graduated from Amherst College in 1988 and from Yale Law School in 1993.