Effective Uses for Mandamus Actions in Business Immigration Cases

Effective Uses for Mandamus Actions in Business Immigration Cases

Effective Uses for Mandamus Actions in Business Immigration Cases - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 4/28/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

For the past few years, immigration attorneys have seen a compounded delay in adjudication of nonimmigrant petitions and visas, employment authorization documents, and immigrant visas impacting employment-based cases. The experts on this panel will discuss what types of cases are appropriate for mandamus actions.

Featured Topics

  • Recent Successes in Mandamus Actions
  • Ongoing Litigation with USCIS, DOS, and Other Related Federal Agencies
    • How Practitioners Can Use Mandamus as a Tool to Push for Timely Decisions on Languishing Cases
  • How to File a Suit in Federal Court and Negotiate Settlements: The Basics
  • When Might a Joinder of Multiple Plaintiffs (“Class Action”) Be Appropriate?

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Amy Maldonado (DL), AILA Board of Governors, East Lansing, MI

Amy Maldonado is a Principal at the Law Office of Amy Maldonado LLC. She is a current elected Director of the AILA Board of Governors and serves on various national committees. Ms. Maldonado received her JD from The University of Pennsylvania Law School (1998).

Jesse M. Bless, AILA High Impact Litigation Committee, Salem, MA

Jesse Matthew Bless represents companies and individuals seeking relief from immigration-related decisions in federal court. Prior to joining Wasden Banias in January 2022, Jesse served as the Director of Federal Litigation at the American Immigration Lawyers Association. From 2017 until 2019, Jesse managed the litigation practice group at Jeff Goldman Immigration in Boston, Massachusetts. Jesse began his legal career as a member of the 2004 United States Attorney General's Honors Program. During his thirteen-year career at the Justice Department, Jesse worked for the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, and the Office of Immigration Litigation.

Namgiao Do, Irvine, CA

Nam-Giao Do is an associate in the Irvine office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP. Prior to joining Fragomen, Nam-Giao served as an attorney at boutique immigration law firms in the San Francisco Bay area. Ms. Do earned her B.A., cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2010 and her J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 2014.

Leslie K. Dellon, Senior Attorney (Business Immigration), American Immigration Council, Washington, DC 

Leslie K. Dellon is the Senior Attorney (Business Immigration) at the American Immigration Council, where she encourages business immigration lawyers to consider litigation as another tool to serve their clients and engage in impact litigation. In addition to her extensive business immigration law experience, she previously handled general commercial and corporate matters, including civil litigation. She is a past AILA DC Chapter chair and has served on AILA National and DC Chapter committees. She has a J.D. from George Washington University Law School.

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