Virginia, US

Laura supports multinational companies with immigration-related eligibility requirements and obtaining documentation needed to secure temporary employment authorization (i.e., L-1A, L-1B, E-2, E-3, TN and H-1B) for foreign professionals to work in the United States. She works with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, United States Department of Labor, the United States Customs and Border Protection and the United States Department of State to secure the appropriate status for foreign national employees. In addition, she advises corporate and organizational clients on retaining foreign workers beyond designated nonimmigrant visa periods, testing the labor market, filing PERM applications and drafting complex multinational and executive immigrant petitions.

Since 2014, Laura has served as a Board Member at Josephinum Academy Junior Board in Chicago, where she organizes fundraising events, and drafts and oversees the publication of promotional fundraising materials. At The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, Laura provided pro bono assistance as a Child Advocate from 2012 to 2013. She coordinated weekly meetings with unaccompanied immigrant children in their assigned shelter to help identify their eligibility for asylum or other visas. She advocated on behalf of minors to help ensure that their safety and well-being was represented in both their guardianship and legal cases.

Laura speaks English and Spanish. 

Education


Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law | J.D., 2013
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign | B.A., 2010

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Illinois

Court Admissions: Supreme Court of Illinois

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Assisted clients with a wide range of immigrant and nonimmigrant matters, including professionals; managers and executives; artists and entertainers; treaty traders and investors; and persons of extraordinary ability

Counseled multinational companies on developing, maintaining and defending immigration compliance programs

Publications and Lectures

Author, “Not All ‘Entries’ Are Equal – The Law of ‘Entry’ and ‘Admission’ for Purposes of the Immigration and Nationality Act.” The National Law Review, October 29, 2012, n.pag. Web.