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, Former Co-chair Human Trafficking Committee
Connecticut AILA Chapter, Corporate Immigration Law Committee
Foreign/International Medical Graduate Taskforce
Connecticut Bar Association
Best Lawyers®: Immigration Law, 2024
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.