Pamela J. Mak

McLean,  VA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Immigration & Compliance
  • Life Sciences & Medical Technology
Contact InfoTelephone: 703.749.1363
Fax: 703.714.8390
University Temple University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1980
Law SchoolVillanova University School of Law, J.D., 1984
Admitted1985, Pennsylvania and District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. (Not admitted in Virginia)

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, District of Columbia Bar
•Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association

LanguagesChinese, Conversational

Pamela J. Mak focuses her practice on global immigration, including all areas of immigration and nationality law for domestic and foreign organizations seeking temporary visas, permanent residence ( Green Card ) and citizenship for their foreign national employees. She has extensive experience in evaluating the impact of mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations in the global marketplace and developing optimal strategies.

Based upon Pam's nearly 30 years of experience with immigration trends, policies and numerous government agencies, she has developed access to key resources to provide effective and efficient counsel to many Fortune 500 organizations on corporate compliance matters and global migration needs. Pam has also delivered corporate training programs and developed corporate immigration policies, procedures and best practices for implementation. She has appeared in proceedings in offices of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) throughout the U.S. With her knowledge of the organizational structure and key personnel at many agencies, the history behind major immigration trends and her effective liaison skills, Pam is an exceptional and strategic advocate for her clients on immigration issues with headquarters, district and field offices of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), U.S. Department of State (DOS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Special Counsel for Unfair Immigration-Related Practices, the Social Security Administration and many other federal, state and foreign agencies involved in immigration-related matters.

Areas of Concentration

Temporary nonimmigrant visas including professional (H-1B) visas, intra-company transferee (L-1) visas, treaty trader/investor (E-1/E-2) visas, student (F-1) visas, exchange visitor (J-1) visas; extraordinary ability (O-1) visas and TN (Canadian professional) work authorization
Strategic corporate planning for permanent and temporary international transfers of personnel for multinational employers in academic, engineering, financial, health care, legal, manufacturing, nonprofit, pharmaceutical, retail, scientific research, service and technology fields
Obtaining family-related immigration benefits including temporary nonimmigrant visas and Permanent Residence
Providing advice in employment agreements regarding immigration-related benefits
Handling outbound immigration matters for countries such as Australia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Qatar, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago and the United Kingdom

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Labor and Employment - Immigration, 2014-2015

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Pam is a speaker at conferences for organizations such as the Employee Relocation Council, the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce and Federal Publications Seminars LLC on immigration topics to include employment, taxation and globalization concerns such as Avoiding Immigration Liability in Hiring and Discharging Foreign Nationals, I-9 Employment Verification by Employers, Implementing the Immigration Act, Immigration Strategies for Human Resources Planners; The Law and the Hiring of Foreign Nationals; Immigration & Tax Treatment of Foreign Nationals; Optimal Strategies for a Toughening Situation; and a U.S. Business Immigration Workshop. She has also authored a white paper, Avoiding Immigration Liability for a Contractor's Immigration Violations.

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06.16.15 Greenberg Traurig Northern Virginia Attorneys Listed in the 2015 Chambers USA and Legal 500 United States Guides
06.08.15 100-Plus Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2015 Guide to Outstanding Lawyers
07.15.14 Greenberg Traurig Ranked in 2014 Legal 500 United States Guide


10.07.13 How the U.S. Government Shutdown Affects Employers and their Foreign National Workforce


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Pamela J. Mak

1750 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 1200
McLeanVA 22102


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