|Release Date: 06/09/2021|
The 2021-22 edition of AILA's Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law includes over 500 pages of advice and guidance along with descriptions of the most common visa classifications. This book also offers updates to timeless articles covering a broad range of immigration law topics in a clear and concise format.
These practice advisories provide "how-to" advice and analysis on:
- Employment-based NIVs
- Labor certification (PERM)
- Work authorization
- Removal and relief
- Adjustment of status
- Family immigration
- Law office management
- And more!
NOTE: All attendees of the 2021 Annual Conference received an electronic version of Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law as part of their conference materials.
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Lindsay Chichester Koren is a senior vice president and divisional general counsel for Darden Restaurants. Previously, she served as a senior director for international employment compliance and an assistant general counsel supporting Walmart on global employment and immigration matters. Prior to joining Walmart, Ms. Koren was an attorney with Dinsmore & Shohl in Cincinnati, where she counseled domestic and international clients on immigration and employment issues. Ms. Koren also served as an adjunct professor, teaching immigration at the University of Dayton School of Law. Additionally, she served as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), representing the government in appellate litigation of immigration matters. Ms. Koren joined the DOJ through the Attorney General Honors Program, and served as attorney advisor to the chief immigration judge. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Miami University and her J.D., cum laude, from Tulane University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Ohio and Maryland, as well as before the Southern District of Ohio, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Fourth, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits.
Jennifer Drugay Cook is senior counsel in the Immigration Law practice group in Clark Hill’s Washington, D.C. office. Jennifer has represented individuals and businesses in immigration proceedings before federal courts, federal agencies, and in administrative agency hearings. Her clients have included Fortune 500 companies, hospitals and healthcare practices, start-up companies, small businesses, nonprofit organizations, families, and individuals. Jennifer earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she received the Dean’s Award for Service to the Law Center. She was on the staff of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, and received an Equal Justice Foundation public interest fellowship. Jennifer earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University. She is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Jennifer has been listed in SuperLawyers. She is the creator of the web comic Scenes From the Immigration Bar, and prior to practicing law, Jennifer had a career in arts administration, art instruction, and professional illustration.
Lindsay A. Curcio is a solo practitioner in Brooklyn and Niagara Falls, NY, and has served as an adjunct professor at New York Law School and Molloy College. With Lenni Benson, Veronica Jeffers, and Stephen Yale-Loehr, she co-authored the first edition of Immigration and Nationality Law: Problems and Strategies, published by Lexis/Matthew Bender/Carolina Academic Press. Lindsay has received the Super Lawyers designation for immigration. She was awarded a B.A. in Spanish from Northwestern University, a J.D. from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law, an M.B.A. from Fordham University, an L.L.M. in transnational commercial practice at the Center for International Legal Studies/Lazarski University, and a graduate certificate in healthcare compliance from the University of Pittsburgh Law School. Lindsay is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and the National Writers Union where she is a volunteer contract advisor.
Michelle Gergerian is the practice lead of the Global Immigration Group at Seyfarth. Michelle assists clients in all aspects of corporate immigration, including nonimmigrant visa, permanent residency, and citizenship applications. Michelle represents top multinational organizations across a wide range of industries, including technology, consulting, staffing, life sciences, financial services, and professional services. Michelle provides advisory services to clients’ HR and Talent Acquisition teams and legal departments to build effective immigration programs and understand the business impact of an ever-changing immigration landscape. In addition to her U.S. immigration portfolio, Michelle leads Seyfarth’s Global Immigration Practice, and assists clients with their global mobility needs, including the practical and programmatic aspects of obtaining work permits and entry documents for foreign country assignments. Michelle also manages relationships with an extensive network of immigration specialists in foreign countries. Michelle is often called on by business leadership and stakeholders for counsel on strategic global mobility decisions, while ensuring compliance and managing risk. Prior to joining Seyfarth, Michelle served as the Director of Education for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in Washington, DC, managing the field of immigration education programs for more than 11,000 immigration lawyers. She has served as the Managing Editor of numerous AILA publications and as a presenter on nonprofit association management issues. Prior to her work with AILA, Michelle started her immigration career at a prominent, Boston-based immigration boutique firm. Michelle earned her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science with a concentration in law, politics, and the courts from Suffolk University.
Noah Klug is the founder of Klug Law Firm PLLC (KLF), headquartered in New York City, NY, which focuses on business immigration law. Prior to launching KLF, he worked at Fragomen and BAL for over 10 years in senior roles. Prior to this, he was an attorney-advisor with EOIR. He is listed in Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers, and rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2012, Noah founded the AILA Asia Pacific Chapter (formerly known as Bangkok District Chapter) and served as its inaugural chair. He also previously served as co-chair of the ABA Immigration Committee and on the AILA Business Immigration Committee. Noah has authored many immigration law articles, contributed to major immigration studies, been quoted in prominent media publications, and co-edited the AILA treatises Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law, The Consular Practice Handbook, AILA's Guide to Citizenship & Naturalization Law and AILA's Guide to PERM Labor Certification.
Christine Popp is partner with Popp & Bullman, Attorneys-at-Law, in Bloomington, IN, where she practices immigration law exclusively. Prior to going into private practice in 2012, she was the director of the Immigrants’ and Language Rights Center of Indiana Legal Services, and she worked for several years as an immigration staff attorney for the organization. She handles a wide variety of immigration matters, including all family-based immigration, naturalization, asylum and other humanitarian statuses, removal, student-related issues, and many others. Christine also teaches immigration law as an adjunct at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana. Christine graduated from Vermont Law School in 2005, and from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2001, with a degree in Latin American Studies and a minor in Spanish. She currently serves as the AILA Indiana Immediate Past Chapter Chair, and previously served as the chapter Chair, vice chair and secretary. She has served on the AILA VAWA, Us, and Ts Committee, the AILA Board of Publications and the AILA Pro Bono Committee. Christine has authored several articles for AILA publications and presented at several AILA conferences.
Irene Scharf is a professor of law at the University of Massachusetts School of Law-Dartmouth, and teaches the law school’s Immigration Law Clinic, which she founded in 2002. During her career, Irene has practiced immigration law and engaged in significant scholarship in both immigration and tort law. One of her most influential scholarly works was published in 1988 by Duke Law Journal, “What Process is Due? Unaccompanied Minors’ Rights to Deportation Hearings” (co-authored). More recently, she has written about the U.S. definition of torture, “Untorturing the Definition of Torture and Applying the Rule of Immigration Lenity,” 66 Rutgers Law Review 1 (Fall 2013); and two articles about Special Immigrant Juveniles — “Second-Class Citizenship: The Plight of Naturalized Special Immigrant Juveniles,” 40:2 Cardozo Law Review 579 (2019), followed by “Robbing Special Immigrant Juveniles of their Rights as U.S. Citizens,” 30 Berkeley La Raza L.J. (2020).