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Languages spoken: Arabic, French, German, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Greek, Japanese

Practice areas


  1. International Law: 34%
  2. Immigration: 33%
  3. Employment & Labor: 33%

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Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart

One Allen Center
500 Dallas Street Suite 3000
Houston, TX, 77002


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200210/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
N/AChambers USA2013
N/AChambers USA2011
N/AChambers USA2010
N/AChambers USA2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Texas, Immigration and Nationality Law SectionChair2012 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Bar JournalManaging U.S. Immigration Risks2012
The Consular Practice Handbook (AILA)Nonimmigrant Waivers Under INA §212(d)(3)2012
UnknownImmigration Options for Artists and Entertainers2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Université de Paris-XEuropean and International Legal StudiesN/A1996
University of ViennaN/AN/A1992
University of AlabamaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South Texas College of LawCorporations & Human Trafficking: The Global Supply Chain Dilemma & Solutions2013
Houston Bar AssociationWhat to Expect From Immigration Reform and the Impact on the Worker and Workplace2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationHow to Assist a Nonimmigrant with Obtaining a Waiver of Inadmissibility Under 212(d)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act2010
AILA - Texas Chapter Houston SectionEmployer Sanctions and Compliance2007
EBGWH HoustonComing to America: Immigration Update2007
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationBi-Specialization Phase 3 – How Does It Affect You?2007
Houston Bar Association - HBA Construction Law SectionCurrent Developments in Immigration Law and Their Impact on Construction Projects and Industry Participants2006
The French-American Chamber of Commerce Breakfast SeminarU.S. Immigration Reforms and International Trade Laws2006
Houston Forum of Advisors to Internationals Semi-annual MeetingChanges to the H-1B Professional Nonimmigrant Visa Category2006