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Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Education

  • Columbia University School of Law
    ,
    1993
  • University of Michigan
    ,
    1990

Spoken Languages

  • French
  • Russian

Alexandra LaCombe

Alexandra’s practice includes both individual and corporate client matters in the automotive, technology and other industries, as well as internationally recognized universities and research institutions. She handles all aspects of corporate U.S. immigration, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, compliance issues and corporate restructuring. She is also experienced in handling extraordinary ability cases in the arts and sciences, outstanding professor and researcher matters, and all types of waivers.

Prior to joining our firm in 2000, Alexandra was in solo practice for several years, handling all aspects of employment and family immigration, as well as immigration litigation. She also served as in-house immigration counsel at Electronic Data Systems Corporation.

Representative Experience

Represented an international corporation in a spin-off, performing due diligence, advising on immigration aspects of the transaction, collaborating with global counsel, and consulting on creation of immigration processes and procedures for the new entity. 

Conducted internal audits for several major corporate clients, encompassing I-9 verification, public access files, and other recordkeeping procedures. 

Prepared internal corporate immigration training materials and participated in establishment of corporate policies and procedures concerning immigration and global workforce deployment. 

Counseled representatives of foreign companies on U.S. corporate immigration matters, including start-up procedures and commercial contracts in preparation for transfer of foreign personnel to the U.S.

Professional Accomplishments

Memberships

Current 

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association; served on the following committees of the Michigan Chapter: Department of Labor Liaison, Membership, Creative Writing Contest, Ethics and Professional Responsibility 

Member, Automation Alley 

Member, French-American Chamber of Commerce 

Previous 

Member, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan; past Programs Chair of the Women’s Bar Association 

Member, American Bar Association 

Member, Oakland County Bar Association 

Administrator, Columbia Human Rights Law Review 

Student Editor, Bulletin of Soviet and Eastern European Law, Columbia University School of Law 

Student Clerk to Judge Robert J. Ward, Federal District Count, Southern District of New York

Faculty Positions

Adjunct Professor with the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law, teaching Immigration Law within the University’s innovative “Law Firm” practice curriculum.

Publications and Lectures

Frequent contributor on immigration topics in the Russian language press. 

Frequent speaker at Lorman and Sterling Education Services Seminars. 

Speaker at the Family Law Section Seminar, State Bar of Michigan. 

Contributor to Oakland County Legal News. 

“The Russian ‘Bill of Rights’: Implications,” Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Spring 1993

Pro Bono

Alexandra has provided pro bono services to the Russian and Eastern European communities of the Metropolitan Detroit area throughout her career, including representation in asylum and removal proceedings, family-based cases, and general immigration consultations.