USCIS Issues Clarifying Guidance for Individuals Authorized to Work Under Special Student Relief Provisions
Lauren leads the firm’s Immigration practice and represents clients including national and multinational companies and nonprofit institutions in a variety of industries, including the health care, financial services, scientific, information technology and educational sectors. She has extensive experience and knowledge in a wide array of business immigration matters, including nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, as well as the permanent residence process. Lauren assists employers and self-petitioning individuals in filing immigrant visa petitions and adjustment of status applications. She also regularly advises clients on I-9 Compliance, E-Verify, and immigration related due diligence and compliance arising from changes in corporate structure.
Connecticut Bar Association, Co-chair Human Trafficking Committee
American Immigration Law Association (AILA)
Connecticut AILA Chapter, Corporate Immigration Law Committee
Foreign/International Medical Graduate Taskforce
Connecticut Bar Association
National Italian American Bar Association
Rising Star, Connecticut Super Lawyers® – Immigration, 2012-2015
Connecticut Bar Association, Prior Chair of Immigration Law Committee
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Leadership Center Graduate, 2012
Counseled hospital on immigration-related consequences of acquisition by for-profit entity, including impact on H-1B cap-exempt status and nonimmigrant and immigrant visa sponsorship.
Successfully negotiated favorable settlement with Office of Special Counsel following full-blown I-9 audit by Immigration & Customs Enforcement.
Represented Saudi Arabian human rights activist in receiving grant of political asylum based on well-founded fear of persecution by Saudi regime.