Susan J. Cohen: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Susan J. Cohen

Phone617.348.4468

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Practice Areas

  • Immigration
  • Corporate Policies, I-9 Compliance & E-Verify Compliance
  • Employer-Sponsored Visas & Green Cards
  • Permanent Resident Status
  • Obtaining US Citizenship
  • Accomplished Individuals & Families
  • Temporary Visas
  • EB-5 Investment Visas
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Energy & Clean Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofits
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Sports, Arts & Entertainment
  • Technology, Communications & Media
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 617.348.4468
Fax: 617-542-2241
Internet: Each Attorney's Internet Address takes the following form: first initial, last name @mintz.com (e.g., rmintz@mintz.com)

http://www.mintz.com/professionals/detail/name/susan-j-cohen
 
University Brandeis University, B.A., 1980
 
Law SchoolBenjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 1985
 
Admitted1985, Massachusetts; United States Supreme Court
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement

•Co-chair, Immigration Subcommittee, ABA International Law and Practice Section
•President, Board of Directors, Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project
•Past chair, Immigration Committee, Boston Bar Association International Section

 
LanguagesSpanish
 
Biography

Susan is the founder and Chair of the firm's Immigration Practice, which is composed of 12 attorneys and 18 immigration specialists and assistants who service the immigration needs of Mintz Levin's existing corporate and individual clients, and of new clients who choose the firm precisely for its knowledge in the field of immigration and nationality law.

Susan is actively involved in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and has chaired and co-chaired a wide range of national AILA committees, including the National Planning Committee for AILA's Annual Immigration Law Conference. She also serves on the review board for AILA periodicals. Susan serves as the ABA's liaison to the Department of Labor on immigration-related issues. She is a frequent panelist at AILA, ABA, and other immigration-related conferences, and a contributor to AILA, ABA, and other immigration-related publications.

Susan was involved in contributing to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations implementing the Immigration Act of 1990, the Department of Labor regulations implementing changes to the H-1B visa category as a result of the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998, and the Department of Labor PERM labor certification regulations issued in 2004.

Susan has won awards for her political asylum work from the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project, the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and Mintz Levin.

During law school, she served on the Cardozo Law Review.

Recognitions & Awards

•Recipient of the Irish International Immigrant Center's Solas Award (2014)
•Recommended as a leading lawyer by The Legal 500 United States for Labor and Employment: Immigration (2013-2014)
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
Best Lawyers in America: Immigration Law (2007 - 2015)
•Named to the Short List for Corporate Immigration - USA by Finance Monthly (2014)
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly: Circle of Excellence Award (2013)
International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers (2002 - 2014)
Chambers Global Guide: Immigration: Business
Chambers USA: Nationwide - Immigration (2013 - 2014)
Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Immigration (2004, 2008 - 2013)
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly: Women of Justice Award (2008)

Publications

•Co-author, Premium Processing Delayed for FY16 Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions, Immigration Alert (03.16.2015)
• Co-author, Congress Passes Full Department of Homeland Security Funding Bill, immigration Alert (03.03.2015)
• Co-author, Department of Homeland Security Shutdown 2015: The Effect on Immigration Services, Immigration Alert (02.24.2015)
• Author, DHS Halts Implementation of DACA Expansion and DAPA, Immigration Alert (02.18.2015)
• Co-author, J-1 Site Visits, Immigration Alert (02.17.2015)
• Co-author, Trusted Traveler Programs: Expanded Resources for Today's Business Traveler, Immigration Advisory (02.05.2015)
• Co-author, H-2B Cap Reached for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2015, Immigration Alert (02.02.2015)
• Co-author, DHS Issues Final Rule Permitting Attorneys to Receive Immigration Correspondence/Documents Previously Sent Directly to Applicants, Immigration Alert (01.30.2015)
• Co-author, It's Time to Prepare H-1B Visa Petitions for Fiscal Year 2016, Immigration Alert (01.05.2015)
• Co-author, New J-1 Visa Provisions Effective January 5, 2015, Immigration Alert (12.23.2014)

Newsroom

•Leading Immigration Attorney Kevin R. McNamara Joins Mintz Levin, (02.02.2015)
• Quoted in Employers Prep for Immigration Revamp as States Protest, Law360 (12.04.2014)
• Quoted in Immigration Actions Could Raise Employer Compliance Issues, Law360 (11.24.2014)
• Quoted in Obama's Startup Visa Alternative, CNN Money (11.21.2014)
• Mintz Levin Attorney Susan J. Cohen to Receive Irish International Immigrant Center's 2014 Solas Award, (09.11.2014)
• Sixty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2015 Edition, (08.18.2014)
• Nineteen Mintz Levin Attorneys and Seven Practice Areas Featured in 2014 Legal 500 United States Guide, (07.24.2014)
• Fifty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2014 Guide, (05.23.2014)
• Quoted in Absent Immigration Reform, Cos. Face Increased Enforcement, Law360 (01.10.2014)
• Mintz Levin's Immigration Practice Launches Innovative On-Line Tool To Process DS-160 Visa Applications, (10.30.2013)
• Seventy-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (10.21.2013)
• Sixty-Three Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2014 Edition, (08.15.2013)
• Mintz Levin Attorney Susan J. Cohen Honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, (07.25.2013)
• Eleven Mintz Levin Attorneys and Six Practice Areas Recommended by Legal 500 United States 2013, (06.18.2013)
• Forty-Eight Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2013 Guide, (05.24.2013)
• Quoted in An H-1B Jobs Database the Tech Industry May Hate, Computerworld (05.08.2013)
• Quoted in Immigration Reform Bill Offers Employers a Mixed Bag, Law360 (04.18.2013)
• Quoted in Silicon Valley North? Canada 'Startup Visa” Program Could Cost U.S. in War for Talent, Venture Beat (04.02.2013)
• Quoted in Why Now Is the Right Time for Immigration Reform, National Journal (01.30.2013)
• Quoted in For Employers, Devil Is in Details of Immigration Reform, Law360 (01.28.2013)
• Quoted in Immigration Proposal's Policy Compromises Stake out Middle Ground, CQ News (01.28.2013)
• Quoted in Immigration Reform: 'This Will Be the Year,' Bipartisan Senate 'Gang's ays, Christian Science Monitor (01.28.2013)
• Quoted in Stakes High for Employers in Immigration Reform Push, Law360 (01.14.2013)
• Susan Cohen Listed in Who's Who Legal Under Corporate Immigration, (01.2013)
• Seventy-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (10.22.2012)
• Quoted in Another Circuit Rules against Asylum for Husbands of Forced-Abortion Victims, The National Law Journal (10.04.2012)
• Sixty Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2013 Edition, (08.24.2012)
• Quoted in Ariz. Immigration Ruling May Save Cos. From State Law Hassles, Law360 (06.25.2012)
• Quoted in AILA Panel Weighs Pros, Cons to Employers of Extra Government Scrutiny Under E-Verify, BNA Daily Labor Repor (06.18.2012)
• Fifty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, (10.21.2011)
• Forty-Three Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2012 Edition, (09.06.2011)
• Webinar: Export Licenses - What you need to know for compliance, (01.20.2011)
• Forty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, (10.19.2010)
• Thirty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2011 Edition, (08.11.2010)
• Susan Cohen to Speak on “Hot Topics in US Corporate Immigration Law” at the European Law Firm Delegate Programme in Stockholm, Sweden, (05.28.2010)
• Susan Cohen Presenting on “Immigration Overview for Key Locations” at the Global Mobility Issues summit in Seattle, WA, (05.25.2010)
• ACQ Finance Magazine Names Mintz Levin 2009 Corporate Immigration Law Firm of the Year, (12.14.2009)
• Forty-Eight Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, (10.27.2009)
• Thirty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2010 Edition, (07.31.2009)
• Three Mintz Levin Attorneys to Lead Panel Discussions at 2009 BIO International Convention and BIO Human Resources Conference in Atlanta, (05.12.2009)
• Twenty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2009 Edition, (01.21.2009)
• Forty-Six Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, (10.29.2008)
• Susan J. Cohen speaks on proper use of B-1/B-2 visa at AILA Annual Conference in Vancouver, Canada, (06.25.2008)
• Susan J. Cohen speaks on I-9 compliance at MCLE's Employment Verification Procedures Seminar in Boston, MA, (05.28.2008)
• Susan J. Cohen participates in online E-Verify Program discussion, (05.21.2008)
• Susan J. Cohen and Susan M. Finegan Named to Boston Bar Association Task Force on Civil Right to Counsel, (09.17.2007)
• Twenty-Four Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2008 Edition, (09.05.2007)
• Chip Phinney, Susan Cohen and Susan Finegan to be Recognized for Pro Bono Efforts in the Wake of the New Bedford Immigration Raid, (06.01.2007)

Speaking Engagements

•Speaker, Cutting Edge Immigration Strategies, US Chamber of Commerce (05.01.2014)
• Panelist, Steps for Implementing the New Form I-9, Mintz Levin, Boston, MA (04.09.2013)
• Speaker, Expatriating Employees to the US: Understanding US Immigration Law, The Japan HR Society, Tokyo, Japan (03.15.2013)
• Speaker, U.S. Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs, Start-Ups, and Established Companies, MIT Open Network Lab, Tokyo, Japan (03.14.2013)
• Speaker, Recent Developments in U.S. Immigration Law and Policy, MIT Alumni Club, Tokyo, Japan (03.13.2013)
• Chair, How to Navigate the US Visa Maze, Starting Operations in the US: How to Do It Right, Mintz Levin and Israel Advanced Technology Industries, Israel Liaison Office (03.27.2012)
• Speaker, Regulatory Aspects of Investments, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Distribution in the US by Indian Companies, US and India: Key Legal Aspects of Cross Border Business Conference, American Bar Association Section of International Law, Mumbai, Indian (01.20.2012)
• Speaker, Hot Topics in US Immigration Law: What Should Employers Expect in 2012?, Mintz Levin, New York, NY (11.15.2011)
• Speaker, Hot Topics in US Immigration Law: What Should Employers Expect in 2012?, Mintz Levin, Boston, MA (11.01.2011)
• Speaker, Creative Strategies for Prevailing Wage Determination (LCA/PERM), American Immigration Lawyers Association, Webinar (08.18.2011)
• Panelist, Practical Advice for Employment Growth while Complying with State & Federal Immigration Enforcement Initiatives, Practical Advice for Employment Growth while Complying with State & Federal Immigration Enforcement, Mintz Levin, Webinar (04.28.2011)
• Speaker, Dean's Speaker Series for Students, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY (03.28.2011)
• Speaker, Export Licenses: What You Need to Know for Compliance, Mintz Levin, Webinar (01.20.2011)
• Panelist, Fundamentals of Employment Law, 9th Annual Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Educational Services, Inc., Boston, MA (11.17.2010)
• Moderator, Local Economics Meets Global Migration: A Global Review of Recent Restrictive Immigration Measures and Their Impact on Global Mobility, ABA Section on International Law Fall Meeting, American Bar Association (11.05.2010)
• Speaker, The Horses are Running - Prevailing Wage Issues, AILA 2010 PERM Conference: A Day at the Races, American Immigration Lawyers Association, New Orleans, LA (10.22.2010)
• Speaker, Maximizing Immigration Success: Cutting-Edge Strategies and Solutions to Recruit and Retain the Most Talented Workforce, Maximizing Immigration Success: Cutting-Edge Strategies and Solutions to Recruit and Retain the Most, Boston, MA (06.10.2010)
• Speaker, Hot Topics in US Corporate Immigration Law, Hot Topics in US Corporate Immigration Law (05.28.2010)

 
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DHS Halts Implementation of DACA Expansion and DAPA
Susan J. Cohen, March 30, 2015
The Obama administration announced on Tuesday, February 17th that it will comply with an injunction temporarily blocking its plan to shield millions of people who are in the United States illegally, suspending applications for deferred action. The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”)...

Department of Homeland Security Shutdown 2015: The Effect on Immigration Services
Susan J. Cohen,Kevin R. McNamara, March 30, 2015
The Senate remains at a stalemate over funding of the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”), with funding running out on Friday, February 27. A full budget was passed for the rest of the US government in December. However, the Congressional majority Republicans limited funding for...

Congress Passes Full Department of Homeland Security Funding Bill
Susan J. Cohen,Kevin R. McNamara, March 27, 2015
Late Tuesday afternoon, the House of Representatives voted 257-167 to fund the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) through September 30, 2015, covering the remainder of the fiscal year. A clean funding bill was passed by the Senate on Friday, February 27th, in a 68-31 bipartisan...



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