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Alla Nowowiejski

Alla K. Nowowiejski’s primary focus is in the area of U.S. immigration and nationality law. Alla leads our business immigration section where she focuses her practice on counseling and assisting domestic and foreign businesses and investors in obtaining business-related visas for their worker force.

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Alla assists investors and start-up businesses in obtaining proper non-immigrant and immigrant visas including Eb-5 petitions and counsels such investors on business formation and corporate governance. Alla also assists employers with developing and implementing in-house immigration policies and training for corporate clients designed to ensure full compliance and efficient immigration HR practices. In addition to helping companies obtain business-related visas for their employees and counseling employers in their immigration policies, Alla also defends employers against Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security administrative proceedings.

Work Accomplishments

  • Assisted domestic and foreign multinationals and start-up businesses in obtaining business-related nonimmigrant and immigrant visas and work authorization for their foreign workers
  • Assisted professionals with Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researchers and Multinational Executives and Managers in obtaining nonimmigrant and immigrant visas
  • Represented foreign investors in obtaining proper visas and assisted such individuals with formation and corporate governance as well as EB-5 permanent residency
  • Evaluated I-9 compliance in audit cases
  • Assisted companies with human resource and immigration compliance policies as well as immigration due diligence and review
  • Represented and defended employers in immigration compliance audit for non-immigrant classifications and Labor Condition Applications

 Professional Activities and Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2017, 2018) 
  • Houston Business Journal, 40 Under 40 Honouree 2013
  • Corporate LiveWire Global Award – Immigration Law 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • International Resource Group (IRG), Board Member
  • CARA Pro Bono Project, February 2015
  • Executive Moms Society, Board of Directors 2013-2014
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Woman of the Year Nominee 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Pro Bono Benefactor 2014-2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Pro Bono Benefactor 2013-2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Pro Bono Guardian 2012-2013
  • Journal of Global Citizenship and Equity Education (JGCEE), Peer Reviewer, 2012-2013

 Publications and Presentations

  • Executive Action – The Impact on Your Business, Audubon Companies HR Conference 2014, December 2014
  • Employment-Based Immigration Seminar: Achilles Group, August 2014
  • Updates in Immigration and Compliance, HR Continuing Education Seminar, Houston, Texas, June 2014
  • Emerging Immigration Compliance and Trends, HR Continuing Education Breakfast Seminar, Houston, Texas June 2013
  • Taking a Business International, SBA Radio Show with Caz Taylor, May 2013
  • Immigration Law and International Students, ICEED Conference Going Global, Ontario, Canada October 2012.