Erin Drenning | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Erin Drenning

Pro Bono Senior Attorney Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Drenning Erin

Erin Drenning
Drenning Erin
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Erin has devoted her career to providing meaningful access to justice for underserved and underrepresented populations.

A former Legal Aid lawyer, Erin is a passionate legal advocate with a particular focus on humanitarian crises and the protection of children. She leads the firm's efforts on behalf of our Afghan allies seeking refuge from Taliban rule, and she maintains close relationships with humanitarian immigration nonprofits across the country. Erin led the 2022 Pro Bono Team of the Year (Kids in Need of Defense - Baltimore) in its representation of a Mam-speaking boy from Guatemala.

In addition to immigration, Erin has a wide range of pro bono experience, from housing law and disability benefits to criminal justice and family law. As a member of the Pro Bono Department, Erin connects lawyers across our 15 U.S. offices with opportunities to use their legal knowledge and skills for the good of the community. She provides volunteers with the training, mentoring, and support they need to be successful. 


  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law
  • B.S., Syracuse University
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • California
Court admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • CAIR Coalition, Legal Advisory Committee
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association