Virginia, US

Hyla joined the firm in September 2001. She has extensive experience with all aspects of corporate immigration law and provides counsel on major employment-based temporary and permanent visa categories, as well as family-based permanent residence applications and applications for U.S. citizenship.

Hyla has represented individual clients, small and medium-sized for-profit and non-profit organizations, and Fortune-500 companies in various industries, including Management Consulting, Information Technology, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Insurance, Chemical Manufacturing, and Professional Sports.

During law school, Hyla served as Recent Developments Editor for the Administrative Law Review and represented Afghani women seeking asylum through her internship at Hogar Hispano in Falls Church, Virginia. 

She represented pro bono family members of 9/11 victims seeking to extend their stays in the U.S. and prepared appeal for the Board of Immigration Appeals following the denial of a Jamaican teenager’s asylum case in Immigration Court. 

Hyla speaks English and Hebrew.


American University, Washington College of Law | J.D., 2001
Emory University | B.A., 1996

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Publications and Lectures

Co-author, "Safe Passage: No Child Faces Immigration Court Alone." Corporate Counsel Business Journal, 1 June 2018.

Hyla has spoken on immigration-related topics at Immigration Law conferences organized by the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI) and the Delaware Valley Relocation Council (DVRC).