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Victoria A. Donoghue

Victoria A. Donoghue

About me

I got my start in business immigration working for the Research Foundation of the City University of New York (RFCUNY) as the Assistant Director of Human Resources.  It this capacity I performed a number of typical HR functions, such as collective bargaining and counseling supervisors on employee issues.  But the part of the position that I enjoyed the most, and devoted the most of myself to, was overseeing RFCUNY's immigration matters (processing nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions).  It was this immense enjoyment of the field that pushed me into private practice as an immigration attorney, practicing solely immigration law.


On a  more personal note, I am an avid runner, running numerous NYRR races include two half marathons.  I also enjoy cycling and often ride my bike to my office.


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    14 years



Hourly ($275/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

2 total 

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David H Nachman

    Victoria is an exceptionally caring legal professional who continues to go out of her way to provide the very highest level of service to her clients. I have seen her work late nights and weekends to ensure that her clients are well-protected and obtaining the best possible results from the U.S. immigration authorities.


    David Nachman Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Victoria A. Donoghue, Esq., LLC

108 West 39th Street
Suite 800
New York, NY, 10018

Victoria A. Donoghue, Esq., LLC

67 Morningside Road
Verona, NJ, 07044



NYCurrently registered 199303/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Trainer Corp MemberNAFSA: Association of International Education2009
Award of MeritNational Center for Missing & Exploited Children2008
Chair of Sustainability DivisionNachman & Associates2008
Appreciation of ServiceLaGuardia Community College of CUNY2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselNachman & Associates2007 - Present
Assistant Director of Human ResourcesResearch Foundation of the City University of New York2003 - 2007
Associate General CounselNew York City Office of Collective Bargaining1990 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Postdoctoral AssociationMember2008 - Present
School of Professional Studies, City University of New YorkProfessor2008 - Present
NAFSA Association of International EducatorsMember2007 - Present
American Immigration LawyersMember2003 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
ILW.comThe Trial and Tribulation of Highly Educated Immigrants2010
JOM- A Publication of the Minerals, Metals & Metals SocietyEmploying International Graduates in the Sciences: US Visa Options2009
JOM- A Publication of the Mineral, Metal & Materials SocietyLawful Permanent Residence Status (Green Cards) for Scientific Researchers2009
The PERM BookCollege and University Professors: A Hybrid Between Special Handling and PERM2008
International Students: Strengthening a Critical ResourceA Program to Promote Scientific Research at the City University of New YorkN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor RelationsN/AMSILR1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NYCBA Bridge-the-GapIntroduction to Business Immigration2010
What You Need to Know About H-1BsH-1B visas2009
Naturalization Primer- NJICLENaturalization Basics2009
Immigration Updates for 2009- Bergen Bar AssociationImmigration Updates2009
Immigration Options for Scientists- NJITNonimmigrant and Immigrant Visas for Scientists2009
ICE's IMAGE Program- NJICLEImmigration Compliance2009
I-9 Compliance and E-verify- CUNYEmployer Compliance2009
Garden State SHRM 2009 Annual ConferenceEmployer Compliance and E-verify2009
CUNY Immigration Law ProgramNaturalization and Citizenship Law2009
Are You Eligible for Naturalization and Should You Apply?Naturalization2009
NJIT Permanent Residence SeminarSeeking Permanent Residence2008
National Business Institute seminarCritical Updates for Immigration Law Practitioners2008
NAFSA Annual ConferenceThe Transition from Student to Researcher or Employee2008
CUNY I-9 Compliance WorkshopEmployment Certification Process & I-9 Compliance2008
UMDNJ Immigration SeminarNonimmigrant & Immigrant Visas in Academic Institutions2007
NJIT H-1B SeminarH-1B's and the Road to a Green Card2007
NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education SeminarImmigration Basics2007
Hunter College Permanent Residence SeminarThe Path to Permanent Residence in Academic Institutions2007
City College Permanent Residence SeminarThe Path to Permanent Residence in Academic Institutions2007
Brooklyn College Immigration Seminar for Principle InvestigatorsImmigration Basics for Principle Investigators2007