Virginia, US

Janora is an Associate in the firm’s Atlanta office, and has a wide and extensive array of experience in corporate and family-based immigration. Focusing on compliance and maximizing efficiency, she provides strategic legal counsel to clients across all industries and cross-sectors in connection with corporate immigration to include corporate restructuring, I-9 compliance, lawful permanent residence, naturalization, nonimmigrant visas, and consular processes. Janora initially joined Fragomen as a Summer Associate with the firm's New York office and after graduating law school, joined as an Associate.

Janora provided pro bono assistance to unaccompanied minors and their families at the detention center in Dilley, Texas.

Janora speaks English and German.

Education


Brooklyn Law School | J.D., 2008
University of Southern Mississippi | B.A., 2002, Magna cum laude

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Committee Member, Nebraska Service Center (NSC) Liaison Committee, AILA National

Committee Member, Distance Learning Committee, AILA National

Treasurer, AILA Georgia-Alabama Chapter

Co-Chair and Member, Conference Planning Committee, AILA Georgia-Alabama Chapter

Co-Host, Beyond the Border, WCEG Talk Radio

Board Member, Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN)

Secretary and Board Member, Our House, Atlanta, GA

Former Chair, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) AILA Liaison Committee, AILA Georgia-Alabama Chapter

Former Vice Chair, CBP AILA Liaison Committee, AILA Georgia-Alabama Chapter

Obtained approvals for nonimmigrant visas (including L-1, H-1B, TN, O-1, E-1/E-2, E-3, B-1, and J-1 visa petitions), permanent residence, including labor certifications (PERM), and multinational manager, extraordinary ability and outstanding researcher immigrant petitions.

Provided advice on consular processing and adjustment of status applications, naturalization, I-9 and LCA compliances, and the immigration aspects of corporate restructuring.

Guided clients through all aspects of family-based permanent residence applications.

Represented clients at immigration interviews in connection with naturalization and lawful permanent residence.

Publications and Lectures

Presenter, “Business Immigration Hot Topics: Best Practices and Current Trends.” Association of Corporate Counsel Deep Dive Luncheon, Dunwoody, Georgia, November 17, 2017.

Author, “Employing Foreign Graduates: What Companies Should Know.” Global Atlanta, 20 November 2017.

Speaker, “Tricky LCA and PERM Issues for a Mobile Workforce.” Lecture, AILA National Conference on Immigration Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 2017.

Speaker, “The Latest Issues with High Scrutiny Consular Posts.” Teleconference, AILA Telephone Conference Series, May 2017.

Speaker, “Update from Customs and Border Protection.” Lecture, Spinning the Hits! Recording Award Winning Immigration Strategies, GA-AL AILA Chapter Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2017.

Speaker, “Climbing the Visa Ladder: Moving to a Higher Immigrant Visa Category.” Lecture, AILA National Conference on Immigration Law, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2016.

Speaker, “To H-1B or Not to H-1B: Alternatives When the H-1B Cap is Met.” Lecture, Lights, Camera, Action—How to Produce Award Winning Immigration Cases, GA-AL AILA Chapter Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2016.

Co-Author, “An Immigration Year-End Review.” Global Atlanta, January 6, 2016: n. pag. Web.

Speaker, “H-1B Visas—Within Our Grasp, but Often Out of Reach.” Lecture, AILA National Conference on Immigration Law, National Harbor, Maryland, June 2015.

Speaker, “Update from Customs and Border Protection.” Lecture, A Brave New World—Facing Challenges in the New Immigration Landscape, GA-AL AILA Chapter Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2015.

Speaker, “Employment-based Immigrant Visas - Part II (Alien Labor Certification Application).” Lecture, AILA Fundamentals of Immigration Law Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2014.