Virginia, US

Jennifer provides counsel on all aspects of corporate U.S. immigration, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, citizenship, compliance, and consular processing. Jennifer offers immigration advice to a wide spectrum of employers in varying industries.  Her clients include luxury cruise lines, airlines, 4/5 star hotels and restaurants, power generation and distribution companies, universities, technology companies, packaging and logistics companies, and insurance companies.  In addition, she has particular knowledge and experience in providing counsel on matters related to crewmen’s visas and the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Program.

Jennifer is a regular speaker/presenter/moderator for numerous training seminars for clients, professional organizations, and academic institutions regarding the immigration process and I-9 employment eligibility verification.

Jennifer is active in her community as a Volunteer for YMCA of the USA, (1995 - Present); Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church of Miami (2008 - 2010); former Executive Committee Member for the World Alliance of YMCAs, Geneva Switzerland (2002 – 2006); former Board Member of the International Branch of the YMCA of Greater New York (2001 - 2002); and former World Fellow of National Council of YMCAs of Sri Lanka (1995-1996).

Education


Seton Hall University School of Law | J.D., 2002
Rutgers University | B.A., 1995

Awards

Listed as a “Recognised Practitioner” in Chambers USA, 2018

Featured in South Florida CEO Magazine as the “Next Generation” of leaders in South Florida, May 2005

International Group of the YMCA of the USA’s “International Rookie of the Year Award,” in recognition of outstanding leadership, 1997

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar admissions: Florida 2006, New York 2002, New Jersey 2002

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

US Customs & Border Protection Port of Miami Liaison Committee Member, AILA South Florida Chapter, 2010 - 2011, 2012 - 2013

US Citizenship & Immigration Services Miami District Office Liaison Committee Member, AILA South Florida Chapter, 2011 - 2012

Congressional Liaison Committee Member, AILA South Florida Chapter – 2013 - 2014 Florida Department of Motor Vehicles Liaison Committee Member, AILA South Florida Chapter, 2014 – 2015

Homeland Security/Immigration Customs and Enforcement Investigations Committee Member and Co-Chair, AILA South Florida Chapter, 2015 - 2016

Member, Florida Bar Association. 2006

Represented companies in connection with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Form I-9 (employment eligibility verification) audits

Represented companies in connection with Department of Labor (DOL)/Wage and Hour Division H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Program audits and investigations

Served as Co-Counsel before the Administrative Review Board in relation to H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker DOL Wage and Hour Investigation

Prepared successful appeals before the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office related to the I-140 Multinational Manager Immigrant Preference Category and I-140 Immigrant Petition Petitioner’s Ability to Pay the Proffered Wage

Prepared successful Requests for Reconsideration before the USCIS Texas, Vermont, California, and Nebraska Service Centers

Prepared successful Requests for Reconsideration before the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration

Provided pro bono representation of unaccompanied minors from Central America before the Immigration Court

Publications and Lectures

Co-author, “New Issues Emerge for Sponsoring Foreign RNs.” Legal Review, January, 2006.

Co-author, “Immigration Law.” National Association for Healthcare Recruitment Handbook 2005, February 2005.

Author and Contributor, Electronic Immigration News Bulletin, 2003-2007.