Denyse Sabagh: Lawyer with Duane Morris LLP

Denyse Sabagh

Partner
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 776 7817

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Practice Areas

  • Immigration and Nationality Law and Litigation
     
    Contact InfoTelephone: 202 776 7817
    Fax: 202 379 9867
    http://www.duanemorris.com/attorneys/denysesabagh.html
     
    Law SchoolGeorge Mason University Law School, J.D., 1977
     
    Admitted1977, Virginia; 1982, District of Columbia; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; Supreme Court of Virginia; Supreme Court of Maryland
     
    Memberships 

    Board Memberships

    •National Immigration Forum - Board of Directors - 2011 to present; Vice Chair - 2013 to present
    •Arab American Institute - Board of Directors - 2011 to present
    •Immigrants List - Board of Directors 2008-present
    •Board of Directors, Association to Invest in USA, The EB-5 Regional Center Investment Program
    •American Civil Liberties Union, Board of Directors, National Capital Area Chapter, 2000
    •National Multicultural Institute, 1990-present
    - President, 2004-present
    •Potomac Massage Training Institute, 1990-2001
    - President, 1991-1994

    Professional Activities

    •American Bar Association
    - Coordinating Committee on Immigration Law, 1997-2001
    •The District of Columbia Bar
    •The Virginia State Bar
    •Arlington County Bar Association
    •Fairfax County Bar Association
    -Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1982-1984
    •American Immigration Lawyers Association
    - Member, Board of Governors, 1988-present
    - Chair, Legislative Advocacy Committee, 2001-present
    - General Counsel, 2003-2005
    - Former Chair, EB-5 Liaison Committee
    •Chair, Enforcement Liaison Committee with the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1999
    - Member, Board of Governors, 1988-present
    - President, 1996-1997
    - President Elect, 1995-1996
    - First Vice President, 1994-1995
    - Second Vice President, 1993-1994
    - National Secretary, 1991-1992
    - Chair, 1990 Annual Conference
    - Co-Chair, Business Immigration Conference, 1998
    - Chair, Second Annual Capital Conference, 1987
    - Chair, First Annual Capital Conference, 1986
    - Co-Chair, National Committee on Legislation, 1985-1986
    President and Secretary, Washington, D.C. Chapter, 1983-1985
    •FBI Arab American Advisory Committee
    •American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
    -Recipient of First Legal Award, 1994
    •American Civil Liberties Committee
    - Chair, National Capital Chapter, Civil Liberties Summit Committee, 1999
    •Middle East Asylum Project, 1994-present
    •Human Rights Delegations, 1993, 1987
    •Adviser to Presidential Transition Team Immigration Group, 1992
    •Expert Witness, Commonwealth of Virginia vs. Regina Magalena Buzan, Case No. CR 54205, Circuit Court for Prince William County, Virginia, 2004

     
    BornWashington, D.C., September 27, 1948
     
    Biography

    Denyse Sabagh is the head of the firm's Immigration Practice Group. She practices in the areas of immigration and nationality law and litigation.

    Ms. Sabagh has more than 30 years of experience in representing diverse clients. She helps corporate clients manage both inbound and outbound employment immigration. She is a recognized leader in all aspects of immigration law. She has in depth experience representing individual and corporate clients for all of their immigration needs including E, H, J, L, O, P, and TN non-immigrant and EB-1, PERMs, immigrant visas, EB 5 Immigrant Investor Visa, J-1 waivers and Outbound issues. She also represents clients in I-9 audits, complex immigration cases, consular processing and immigration ramifications of criminal charges. In addition, she represents family based clients. She is a frequently featured speaker at national, state, and local conferences and in national and international media.

    She is a recognized leader in developing strategic business immigration programs and policies.

    Ms. Sabagh is a former national president and general counsel of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and serves on its Board of Governors. She is the Vice Chair of the National Immigration Forum, the umbrella organization for organizations concerned about immigration. She is also on the Board of the Arab American Institute and Immigrants' List, the only pro-immigration PAC. Ms. Sabagh is also a former member of the Coordinating Committee on Immigration Law of the American Bar Association, former chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Fairfax County Bar Association and former member of board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union National Capital Area Chapter. In 2010, Human Resource Executive magazine named her one of their Top 15 for Immigration Law. She has been listed in Washingtonian magazine consistently as best lawyer and in 2009, Washingtonian magazine listed Ms. Sabagh as one of 30 Stars of the Bar in Washington, D.C and in 2012 she featured in the Washingtonian. She is listed in Chambers Global and Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers for 2006 through 2015, and was awarded the first Rose Bouziane Nader Award by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in June 2006. This Award is given to an Arab American who exemplifies civic courage, organizing skills and significant achievement in advancing the just society with its pursuit of happiness, creativity and foresight. She also received the Hala Maksoud Award for Leadership in 2012.

    Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia, Ms. Sabagh is a member of the District of Columbia, Virginia State, Arlington County and Fairfax County bar associations, the 4th Circuit, the D.C. Circuit and the Maryland District Court. She is a 1977 magna cum laude graduate of George Mason University Law School and a graduate of the University of Maryland.

    Experience

    •Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 1997-present
    •Metzger, Hollis, Gordon & Alprin, Washington, D.C.
    - Partner, 1977-1997

    Honors & Awards

    •Referenced in Legal 500 U.S.- Leading Lawyers for Immigration 2015
    •Recognized as one of the world's leading Corporate Immigration lawyers, Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, 2014-2015
    •Listed in Lawdragon's Nations' Top Corporate Employment Attorneys-Immigration, 2014
    • Eb5 verified by Eb5investors.com
    •Listed in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers for Immigration, 2007-2015
    •Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 1995-2015
    •Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2006-2015 editions
    •Listed in Human Resource Executive's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys - Immigration, 2010-2014
    •Listed as one of 30 Stars of the Bar in Washington, D.C. by Washingtonian magazine, December 2009
    •Listed in Chambers Global: Global Leading Lawyers for Business, 2006-2013 editions
    •Recipient of first Hala Maksoud Award by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee for Leadership in the community - 2012
    •Recipient, first Rose Bouziane Nader Award by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee for exemplifying civic courage, organizing skills and significant achievement in advancing a justsociety, 2006
    •Listed in The International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, 2000-present
    - Included on list of Most Highly Regarded Individuals for Washington, D.C., 2005
    •Listed in The Washingtonian as one of the top immigration lawyers in Washington, D.C., 2004 and 2009
    •Recipient, Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for Excellence in Advancing The Practice of Immigration Law at the American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2003
    Lawyers World Global Award, 2011
    • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

    Civic and Charitable Activities

    •D.C. Rape Crisis Center
    - President, 1979-1981
    - Board Member, 1978-1981
    •Washington Peace Center
    - Advisory Council, 1992-1995

    Selected Speaking Engagements

    •Moderator, Advanced Issues in Representing Individual Investors and Program Chair, 2014 American Immigration Lawyers Association EB-5 Investors and Regional Centers Conference, Chicago, August 22-23, 2014
    •Speaker, Duane Morris' Developments in Workplace Law & Practice 2014, New York, May 6, 2014
    •Moderator, Prospects of Immigration Reform 2014, Immigrants' List Tele-Townhall Meeting, January 16, 2014
    •Speaker, Global Immigration Trends National Association Of Foreign Student Advisors Embassy Dialogue Committee's Annual Fall Workshop, Embassy of France, Washington, D.C., October 16, 2013
    •Speaker, Challenging Business Denials in Federal Court, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Hilton Hotel, San Francisco, CA. June 28, 2013
    •Speaker, Immigration and You, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee's National Convention, Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C., June 16, 2013
    •Speaker, Stateside Provisional Waivers, Developments in Immigration Law and Removal Defense seminar, Boston University School of Law, May 2, 2013
    •Speaker, The Hottest Issues and Developments in Immigration Law and Advanced Issues in Adjustment of Status, AILA South Florida 34th Annual Immigration Law Update, Miami Beach, February 7, 2013
    •Speaker, Out of Time or Out of Numbers: Solutions For H-1Bs (Professional Workers), AILA Mid-Year Conference in Panama City, Panama, January 25, 2013
    •Speaker, How Best to Prepare For and Deal with Federal Investigations of Employers of Foreign Nationals, American Immigration Lawyers Association, D.C. Chapter Fall Conference, University of Maryland, November 14, 2012
    •Speaker, Litigating the Employment Based Visa Petitions, Immigrant Investor Visa Petitions and Adjustment of Status to Permanent Residence in District Court, Immigrants List First Annual CLE Immigration Litigation Seminar, Jungle Island, Miami, Florida, October 26, 2012
    •Speaker, Turning Your Treaty Investor Visa Into a Green Card Immigrant Investor Visa, 26th Annual American Immigration Lawyers Association, Central Florida Chapter Seminar, Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater Beach, Florida, October 5-6, 2012
    •Speaker, How Can I Miss You if You Won't Go Away? Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Residence, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, June 14, 2012
    •Speaker, Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, ILW.com EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Workshop, Nashville, Tennessee, June 13, 2012
    •Speaker, Regional Centers, U.S. Pan Asian Chamber of Commerce, Bethesda, Maryland, June 5, 2012
    •Speaker, EB 5- Immigrant Investor Visas For Beginners, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education Advanced Corporate Immigration Law Conference, Newark, New Jersey, November 9, 2011
    •Moderator, H-1B Surprise Visits, DOL and LCA Audits and ICE and I-9 Audits, American Immigration Lawyers Association, D.C. Chapter 2011 Fall Conference, University of Maryland, Rockville, Maryland, November 4, 2011
    •Speaker, E-2 and L-1 Visas: Alternative Choices in Today's Economy, American Immigration Lawyers Association Central Florida Chapter Annual Conference, Clearwater, Florida, October 21, 2011
    •Moderator, Taming the Wild Horses: Learning to Lasso Labor Law Issues, American Immigration Lawyers Association National Fall Conference, Denver, Colorado, September 16, 2011
    •Panelist, EB-5 Lore vs. EB-5 Law and Ethical Issues and Minimizing Risks, American Immigration Lawyers Association's EB-5 Investors & Regional Centers-Emerging Issues & Winning Strategies for Your Clients and Your Practice, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 14, 2011
    •Speaker, Causes of Action & Pre-filing Considerations, American Immigration Lawyers Association's Federal Court Immigration Litigation CLE Practicum, Atlanta, Georgia, March 3-4, 2011
    •Speaker, EB-5 Lore v. EB-5 Law, American Immigration Lawyers Association 2010 EB-5 Investors CLE Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, August 27, 2010
    •Speaker, Blast from the Past: The Impact of Old Laws on Present-Day Practice, American Immigration Lawyers Association annual conference, National Harbor, Maryland, June 30-July 3, 2010
    •Speaker, Duane Morris' Developments in Workplace Law & Practice 2010, New York, May 12, 2010
    •Speaker, Duane Morris' Developments in Workplace Law & Practice 2010, Washington, D.C., May 11, 2010
    •Speaker, Practical Guidance When Defending Aliens on U.S. Criminal Charges, D.C. Bar CLE program, Washington, D.C., December 14, 2009
    •Panelist, How to Respond to Requests for Evidence in Employment-Based Visa Petitions, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education Advanced Corporate Immigration Law Conference, Newark, New Jersey, November 4, 2009
    •Speaker, EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Conference-New Opportunities for Your Clients and Your Practice, National American Immigration Lawyers Association Conference, San Francisco, California, October 19, 2009
    •Speaker, EB-5-Immigrant Investor Visa Update, Central Florida Chapter Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Clearwater Beach, Florida, October 16, 2009
    •Speaker, The New Form I-9, Business 21 Publishing webinar, July 21, 2009
    •Speaker, Immigration Law and Policy, How the Law Is Implemented, Immigration Reform and the Latest Political Climate, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, American University Katzen Arts Center, June 25, 2009
    •Speaker, Interplay Between Immigration Law and Labor/Employment Law, American Immigration Lawyers Association audio seminar, June 16, 2009
    •Panelist, Breakfast with the Experts, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 3-6, 2009
    •Speaker, FBI Washington Field Office's Special Agent Conference, Quantico, Virginia, May 7, 2009
    •Speaker, New Office Subsidiary or Affiliate: Investment Alternatives for Immigrant Entrepreneurs, DC Bar, International Law Section Seminar, Washington, D.C., April 22, 2009
    •Speaker, Advanced Issues in F-1 Student Processing, New Jersey Immigration Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Newark, New Jersey, March 11, 2009
    •Speaker, Employer Liability for Undocumented Workers, Managing Risk and Avoiding Prosecution in an Era of Heightened Enforcement, Strafford Publications teleconference, June 17, 2008
    •Speaker, Immigration Law: Basics and More, ALI-ABA course of study, The Madison Hotel, Washington, D.C., May 8-9, 2008
    •Speaker, Best Practices for Responding to a DOL Audit and the Latest Guidance from the Department of Labor on the Attorney's Role in the Recruitment Process, Sponsorship of Foreign Workers Under Heightened Scrutiny, Strafford Publications teleconference, September 11, 2008
    •Speaker, New Border Systems, Security Checks and Visa Processing, The Latest in Business Immigration - Ensuring Compliance When Hiring Foreign Nationals seminar, Baltimore, Maryland, April 29, 2008
    •Speaker, Immigration Law and Policy and the Current Political Climate, UnitedDemocrats of Frederick, Maryland, Central Committee seminar, April 7, 2008
    •Speaker, Introducing Your Own Documentary and Testimonial Evidence, National Immigration Project's AnnualConference on Evidentiary Issues In Immigration Proceedings, Washington, D.C., October 31, 2007
    •Speaker, Update on Employment Enforcement, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education's 8th Annual Immigration Conference, Seton Hall Law School, Newark, New Jersey, February 27, 2008
    •Speaker, Raids and Criminal Prosecution, I-9 Compliance, Contractor Declarations, Compliance Policies and Audits, and Trends and Outlook for Employers, Legal Publishing Group of Strafford Publications teleconference, Employer Liability For Undocumented Workers - Strategies for Managing Risk and Avoiding Prosecution in an Era of Heightened Enforcement, October 23, 2007
    •Panelist and speaker, Investment Visas: Treaty Investors (E-1 and E-2), Employment Creation Green Card Investments (EB 5, ) Multinational Executives/Managers'/SpecializedKnowledge(L-1), and Tax Issues for Investors, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Central Florida Chapter's 21st Annual Fall Conference, Clearwater, Florida, October 12-13, 2007
    •Speaker, Unlawful Presence For the Business Practitioner, American Immigration Law Association seminar, March 27, 2007
    •Speaker, What To Do When The Government Knocks At Your Door: Dealing with Trouble, Council on Education Management's Immigration Law Update 2007, Ensuring Compliance to AvoidCostly Fines and Minimize Liability Risks, Baltimore, Maryland, March 3, 2007
    •Panelist, Update on Employment Enforcement, New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education's Seventh Annual Immigration Conference, Seton Hall University School of Law, New Jersey, March 2007
    • Immigration Law Issues in Criminal and Divorce Matters, Fairfax County Bar Association's Immigration Law for the Busy Practitioner seminar, Fairfax, Virginia, September 28, 2006
    •Moderator, Will Your Filing Trigger an NTA(beginning of deportation proceedings) or Arrest, AmericanImmigration Lawyers Association, July 25, 2006
    •Moderater, General Counsel Open Forum Panel, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, June 22-23, 2006
    •Panelist, Employment-Based Non-Immigrant Visas, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, June 22-23, 2006
    •Speaker, Irregular Migration and Security, Bellagio Dialogue onMigration, Bellagio, Italy, June 2006
    •Speaker, Employer Liability for Undocumented Workers: Strategies for Managing Risk in an Era of HeightenedEnforcement, Legal Publishing Group of Strafford Publications Teleconference Program, May 31, 2006
    •Speaker, Naturalization to U.S. Citizenship, ALI-ABA Course of Study: Immigration Law: Basics andMore, Washington, D.C., May 5, 2006
    •Speaker, Using The Media To Promote Your Practice, American Immigration Lawyers Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, April 28, 2006
    •Speaker, Retrogression of Employment-Based Visas: The New Reality for Business Immigration, AmericanImmigration Lawyers Association Mid-Year Conference, Puerto Rico, January 20, 2006
    •Panelist, Criminal Issues in Immigration Cases, American Immigration Lawyers Association's D.C. Chapter Fall Conference, November 14, 2005
    •Panelist, Lessons Learned from the Battle for Civil Liberties, Network of Arab American Professionals Conference, October 1, 2005
    •Speaker, Immigration Policies and their Effects on the Labor Movement, 2nd National Convention of United Latinos of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, September 9, 2005
    •Speaker, Customer Service, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services Annual Attorney Conference, July 14, 2005
    •Speaker, How It All Works (or Doesn't): An Overview of the Immigration System and the Role of the Agencies, ALI-ABA Immigration Law Seminar, Washington, D.C., May 2005
    •Speaker, The Impact that New Security Checks and Processing Backlogs have had on Schools, Artists, Entertainers and Businesses, 28th National Legal Conference on Immigration and Refugee Policy, Fordham University, April 2005
    •Moderator, Ethics: It's Everyone's Business, American Immigration Lawyers Association's Spring Business Immigration Conference, April 2005
    •Speaker, Critical Issues in Hiring and Transferring International Personnel, National Manufacturing Week conference, March 2005
    •Panelist, USCIS Headquarters and Service Center Issues, New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education Fifth Annual Immigration Conference, March 2005
    •Speaker, The Most Current Information Regarding Practice, Policies and Procedures at Citizenship & Immigration Services and Department of State and Legislative Initiatives Which Effect Your Business, National Manufacturing Week conference, March 2005
    •Panelist, Surviving Requests for Evidence (RFEs) - Hs, Ls, Os, 1-140s, the Impact of the new Yates Memo, Florida State Bar Association's 26th Annual Immigration Law Update Conference, February 2005
    •Panelist, Advanced Issues in Adjustment and Consular Processing, Florida State Bar Association's 26th Annual Immigration Law Update Conference, February 2005
    •Panelist, Expert Roundtable to Cutting Edge Issues, Florida State Bar Association's 26th Annual Immigration Law Update Conference, February 2005
    •Speaker, Immigration Update: The Most Current Information Regarding the Practices, Policies and Procedures at Citizenship and Immigration Services, President Bush's Immigration Innitiative, and Legislative Initiatives, 2004 Annual Convention of the Hispanic National Bar Association, October 2004
    •Panelist, Using Immigration Laws to Silence Political Opposition: The Denial of Immigration Benefits Post 9-11, National Lawyers Guild Convention, October 2004
    •Speaker, Post 9/11 Changes in the Immigration Law and Implementation and the Immigration Ramifications of Criminal Convictions, American Immigration Lawyers Annual Conference, June 2004
    •Panelist, Hot Topics - What's New in Immigration Court, American Immigration Lawyers Annual Conference, June 2004
    •Panelist, Special Registration/National Security Entry Exit Registration, American Immigration Lawyers Annual Conference, June 2004
    •Panelist, Sesno Reports: Press One For English, Town Hall Meeting broadcast on WETA TV 26, June 2004
    •Speaker, Immigration Law for Judges, Judicial Conference of the Seventeenth District in the State of Maryland, May 2004
    •Panelist, How It All Works (Or Doesn't!) and Practicing Before The Immigration Court, ALI-ABA Immigration Course of Study for In-House and Outside Counsel on Immigration Law, Washington, D.C., May 2004
    •Panelist, Treatment of Immigrants, symposium titled In the Aftermath of September 11: Defending Civil Liberties in the Nation's Capital, Washington, D.C., November 11, 2003
    •Speaker, Hot Topics in Immigration for Health Lawyers, National Teleconference sponsored by the American Health Lawyers Association, November 4, 2003
    •Panelist, Criminal Issues in Immigration Proceedings, Board of Immigration Appeals' 2003 Conference, Arlington, Virginia, October 24, 2003
    •Panelist, Non-immigrant and Immigrant Investors, A New Concept in Immigration Law Education, American Immigration Lawyers Association 2003 Fall Conference, San Antonio, Texas, September 19, 2003
    •Speaker, Learning A New Language: Become Familiar With Immigration Processes and Procedures - How 9/11 Changed The Rules On Recruiting and Hiring Foreign Nationals, seminar conducted by the Society for Human Resources Management, Frederick County Chapter, Frederick, Maryland, July 29, 2003

    Selected Publications

    •Co-author, USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions Via Computer-Generated Process, Duane Morris Alert, May 4, 2015
    •Co-author, Long-Awaited Work Authorization Rule for H-4 Spouses Published February 24, 2015: First Day to File Applications Is May 26, 2015, Duane Morris Alert, February 25, 2015
    •Quoted in Revamped Immigration System Could Help Employers in War for Talent, Employee Benefit News, November 21, 2014
    •Co-author, EB-2 Visas for China and India Move Five Months and Other Immigration Law Updates, Duane Morris Alert, June 21, 2011
    • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Already Nearing 2011 Cap for H-1B Petitions, Duane Morris Alert, January 11, 2011
    • Suspension of Implementation of Part 6 of the Updated Form I-129 Regarding Export Control Questions, Duane Morris Alert, December 23, 2010
    • Export Control Compliance for Employers and Other Immigration Law Updates, Duane Morris Alert, December 20, 2010
    •Co-author, Immigration Fees Increase; November Cut-Off Dates See Little Movement, Duane Morris Alert, November 2, 2010
    • India EB-2 Cut-Off Date Jumps Forward and Other Immigration Law Updates, Duane Morris Alert, June 28, 2010
    •Co-author, FY2010 H-1B Cap Reached and Other Immigration Law Updates, Duane Morris Alert, December 28, 2009
    • Significant Jump in H-1B Visa Petitions and Other Developments in Immigration Law, Duane Morris Alert, November 17, 2009
    •Co-author, Availability of EB-3 Visas and Other Developments in Immigration Law, Duane Morris Alert, October 20, 2009
    • E-Verify Rule for Federal Contractors Will Take Effect September 8, 2009, Duane Morris Alert, September 3, 2009
    • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Serves 652 Businesses with Notices of Inspection for a Form I-9 Audit, Duane Morris Alert, July 9, 2009
    • Premium Processing of Certain I-140 Petitions to Resume on June 29, 2009, Duane Morris Alert, June 25, 2009
    • E-Verify Requirement for Federal Contractors Delayed Again, Duane Morris Alert, June 2, 2009
    • Department of Homeland Security Announces Shift in Focus to Criminal Prosecution of Employers That Hire Undocumented Workers, Duane Morris Alert, May 5, 2009
    • Implementation of E-Verify Requirement for Federal Contractors Delayed for the Third Time, Duane Morris Alert, April 20, 2009
    • The Impact of TARP Funding on H-1B Employers, Duane Morris Alert, March 16, 2009
    • Effective Date Requiring Employers to Use New I-9 Form Delayed, Duane Morris Alert, February 3, 2009
    • Implementation of E-Verify Requirement for Federal Contractors Delayed, Duane Morris Alert, January 30, 2009

     
    Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Counsel to Palestinian pulmonary and critical Fellow at the George Washington University Hospital who was denied a green card based upon allegations that he provided material support for terrorism, even though the Israeli Military Court previously dismissed the charges. Successful outcome in Immigration Court where the Judge granted his application for a green card. He will now be able to finish his medical fellowship and remain in the U.S. with his U. S. citizen wife and children.; Counsel to information technology companies for all immigration matters including H-1B and TN visas; labor certifications, green cards and consular processing; complex and difficult issues successfully resolved.; Counsel to large Health Care organization for all immigration matters including H-1B and TN visa, labor certifications, green cards, and consular processing; complex and difficult issues successfully resolved.; Counsel to a company in an I-9 Audit from the Immigration & Naturalization Service. Negotiated settlement favorable to client.; Secured asylum for a pro bono client, a young Iraqi journalist who is in the United States as an exchange student at American University. His asylum status allows him to stay in the United States indefinitely, be able to work, and apply for a green card after one year.; Obtained the approval of an O-1 visa, reserved for individuals with extraordinary ability, for a Canadian citizen to accept a high level executive position with Aramark.; Counsel to a long-term permanent resident with a very large family of U.S. citizens/permanent residents who own businesses in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area in a deportation proceeding on a difficult cancellation of removal case. Result allowed client to maintain his permanent residence and reside in the United States.; Counsel to individuals in post 9/11/02 secret hearings and material witness warrant cases before the Immigration Court and the U.S. District Court in Eastern District of Virginia.; Counsel to Jordan-born client in rare federal court challenge to denial of application for naturalization. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services accused client of lack of good moral character and alleged affiliation with Muslim organizations adverse to the U.S. Won case; in 90-page decision, the court ordered the client qualified for citizenship.; Counsel to a company for immigration issues regarding foreign nurse recruitment in the Philippines, Canada and other countries; assistance in obtaining permanent residence and non-immigrant visas.; Counsel to multinational company for all immigration matters including L-1 transfer of foreign nationals, H-1B, E - treaty visa and permanent residence and complex immigration issues.; Counsel to foreign embassies regarding immigration and international dispute issues.; Counsel regarding religious worker visas.
     
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