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Carl Michael Shusterman

Practice areas:

Immigration, Asylum

About Me

Widely recognized as one of the most prestigious firms in the U.S., the Law Offices of Carl Shusterman, established in 1982 by former INS Trial Attorney Carl Shusterman, specializes exclusively in immigration law. Our seven attorneys, most of whom are immigrants themselves, have a combined total of well over 100 years of immigration law experience.


We represent both individual and corporate clients in all 50 states and in dozens of countries around the world. We assist clients in obtaining temporary work visas, permanent residence and U.S. citizenship. We defend individuals in removal hearings and litigate immigration cases in the Federal Courts. We also assist our corporate clients in complying with I-9 and E-Verify laws and conduct internal audits to insure compliance with documentary and anti-discrimination statutes.


I am a 1973 graduate of the UCLA School of Law. I served as an attorney for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) until 1982 when I entered the private practice of law.  I am authorized to practice before the Supreme Court of California, the Federal District Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.


I have testified as an expert witness before the Senate Immigration Subcommittee in Washington, D.C.


I am a former chairman of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Southern California Chapter and have served as a member of AILA's national Board of Governors (1988-97).  I have chaired numerous AILA Committees, spoken at dozens of AILA Conferences and contributed a number of scholarly articles to AILA's publications.


I am a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, State Bar of California.  I have served as a member of the Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory Commission for the State Bar. Each year since 2002, I have been voted as a Super Lawyer in Southern California by my colleagues in the bar. I am listed in the Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition.


For more than 10 years, I have been voted as one of the Best Lawyers in America.  I am listed in The International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers .


I am a frequent writer and lecturer on immigration law. My articles, letters to the editor and quotes have appeared in such prestigious publications as the New York Times, Washington Post, Canada's Globe and Mail, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal, California Lawyer, Los Angeles Lawyer, Journal of the American Medical Association, Christian Science Monitor, Atlantic Monthly, Computer World, Information Week, Issues in Science and Technology, Variety, and numerous other publications.  I have written for, and been quoted extensively in, leading periodicals specializing in immigration law including Interpreter Releases, Immigration Law and Procedure, Immigration Briefings, Inside Immigration, Immigration Journal and U.S. Immigrant Magazine. In addition, I have appeared on various television programs including NBC's Today Show, CNN's Headline News, the Nightly News with Peter Jennings and on a wide variety of nationally syndicated radio shows.

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Languages Spoken: Mandarin, Cantonese, Farsi, Hindi, Spanish, German, Tamil, Tagalog, Malayalam, Turkish, Persian, Chinese, Gan, Chinese, Hakka, Chinese, Jinyu, Chinese, Min Nan, Chinese, Xiang

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. Immigration: 90%
    40 years, 50 thousand cases
  2. Asylum: 10%
    40 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

216 total 

  • Ann Pinchak

    Carl is a lawyer's lawyer. He has worked for the Service and has a great gut feel for where Immigration is coming from and what will happen with a case. He loves what he does and it shows. He cares about clients and will fight for them in court-something some are afraid to do. He is knowledgeable about the law and has an intellectual curiosity and flexibility to look outside the box at legal issues. He has drafted legislation that has been enacted and become law. His office is well run and the people working for him are happy, professional and thorough in their representation-this is no small task for attorneys who are never trained in law school about how to run an office. It also matters for clients-they get better service from a happy, professional staff. All in all, I highly endorse Carl.

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    Ann Pinchak Immigration Attorney
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  • Scott D. Pollock

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Carl is a leader in the field of immigration law who serves as a mentor and role model to other immigration lawyers around the United States. I consider his monthly newsletter to be required reading. His firm is capable of handling all types of U.S. immigration cases, and he treats his clients with respect, warmth and humility.

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    Scott Pollock Immigration Attorney
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Contact Info

Law Offices of Carl Shusterman

600 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1550
Los Angeles, CA, 90017-3242

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197308/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
LegalComprehensive2015 LegalComprehensive Law Award2015
Best Law FirmsU.S. News - Best Lawyers2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Top Attorneys In Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2014
Leading Corporate Immigration LawyerWho's Who Legal2014
Leading LawyerChambers & Partners Global Guide2014
Lead Counsel Review BoardLead Counsel Rating for Immigration Law2014
Lead Counsel Review BoardLead Counsel Rating for Immigration Law2013
Chambers USA GuideChambers & Partners2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
2013 Top Rated Lawyer in “Immigration LawLawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell2013
Top Rated Lawyer for “Immigration Law”American Lawyer Media2013
The Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2013
Leading LawyerChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2012
Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America2012
Leading LawyerChambers & Partners Global2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
Chambers USA GuideChambers & Partners2011
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Leading LawyerChambers & Partners Global2011
Chambers USA GuideChambers & Partners2010
Top Corporate Immigration AttorneysHuman Resource Executive2010
Leading LawyerChambers & Partners Global2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Chambers USA GuideChambers & Partners2009
Bar Register of Preeminent AttorneysMartindale-Hubbell2009
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Leading LawyerChambers & Partners Global2009
Leading LawyerChambers & Partners Global2008
Chambers USA GuideChambers and Partners2008
Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality LawState Bar of California2008
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Bar Register of Preeminent AttorneysMartindale-Hubbell2008
Leading LawyerChambers & Partners Global2007
Bar Register of Preeminent AttorneysMartindale-Hubbell2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Chambers USA GuideChambers & Partners2007
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2006
Leading LawyerChambers & Partners Global2006
Bar Register of Preeminent AttorneysMartindale-Hubbell2006
Chamber USA GuideChambers & Partners2006
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2005
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2004
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2004
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2003
Certificate of AppreciationCentral California Public Health Partnership2003
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2002
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2001
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2000
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America1999
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America1998
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America1997
Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality LawState Bar of California1986

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyLaw Offices of Carl Shusterman1982 - Present
Trial AttorneyU.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service1976 - 1982

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Immigration and Naturalization Advisory Committee, State Bar of CaliforniaMember2002 - 2005
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors1988 - 1997
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern California chapter)Chairman1988 - 1989
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1985 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Schneider v. Chertoff, U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Circuit)Appeal Successful
In the Matter of Benjamin and Londy CabreraJudge Granted Cancellation of Removal
In the Matter of Miguel PerezJudge granted suspension of deportation. Miguel is now a U.S. Citizen.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Immigration Lawyers on the WebH-1B Lottery Odds are Less than 50% Apply for an EB Green Card Now!2015
Immigration Lawyers on the WebMilitary Expands Program Which Expedites US Citizenship2015
Immigration Lawyers on the WebH-1B Cap: Congress Needs to Do Its Job2015
Immigration Lawyers on the WebEADs for H-4 Spouses2015
Immigration Lawyers on the WebJUNE VISA BULLETIN: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY2015
Human Development Project.IMMIGRATION REFORM WITHOUT A PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP?2015
Merrit HawkinsInternational Medical Graduates and the "H-1B Lottery"2015
Immigration Lawyers on the WebI-SQUARED BILL: MORE H-1B VISAS & GREEN CARDS2015
Immigration Lawyers on the WebWill the H-1B Cap Be Raised this Year?2015
Immigration Lawyers on the WebEB-3 CATEGORY GREAT NEWS IN FEBRUARY VISA BULLETIN!2015
Immigration Lawyers on the WebSupreme Court Decision on CSPA Coming Soon2014
Immigration Lawyers on the WebDOS Website: We're Off to See the Visa Wizard!2014
Immigration Lawyers on the WebGetting Free Immigration Legal Advice on Avvo.com2014
Immigration Lawyers on the WebEmployment Authorization for H-4 Spouses2014
Immigration Lawyers on the WebDACA Renewals - Plus DACA to Green Card!2014
Immigration Lawyers on the WebSupreme Court Rules Against Immigrant Families2014
Immigration Lawyers on the WebSupreme Court and Consular Nonreviewability: Kerry v. Din2014
Immigration Lawyers on the WebEmployers: Form I-9 On-Demand Webinar2014
Immigration Lawyers on the WebDV-2016: The Last Green Card Lottery?2014
Immigration Lawyers on the WebObama's New Immigration Policy2014
Immigration Lawyers on the WebObama's New Immigration Policy2014
Immigration Lawyers on the WebWhen You're Lost in the Rain in Juarez2014
Immigration Lawyers on the WebOur New Website Puts Our Readers First!2014
Immigration Lawyers on the WebEmployers Beware: The I-9 Dragon Grows a Second Head!2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebThe July 2013 Visa Bulletin and Beyond2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebApril 2013 Visa Bulletin: Some Welcome News2013
Human Resource Executive OnlineDealing with the New I-9 Form2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebMay 2013 Visa Bulletin Rocks (For Some)2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebCIR Bill Would Create New Employment-Based System2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebCIR Bill Would Create New Family-Based System2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebPathway to US Citizenship2013
RecruitingtrendsImmigration Reform Bill Would Make It Easier to Recruit International Physicians2013
Merritt HawkinsCIR Bill Would Benefit Foreign-Born Physicians2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebSupreme Court Agrees to Review CSPA Victory in the Court of Appeals2013
Recruiting TrendsA Two-Headed Monster: The New I-9 Form2013
Merritt HawkinsInternational Medical Graduates and Immigration Law: An Online Guide2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebJune 2013 Visa Bulletin2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebCIR Bill Would Benefit Foreign-Born Physicians2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebSeptember 2013 Brings Good News2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebFamily 2A Goes Current in August2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebGreat News for Spouses/Children of Green Card Holders2013
Association of Staff Physician RecruitersKeys to the Conrad 30 Program2013
Journal of ASPRKeys to the Conrad 30 Program2013
VoiceBIA's Reading of INA 203(h)(3) Too Isolating2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Ten Commandments for Using the Web to Grow Your Practice2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebDriver’s Licenses for the Undocumented in California2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebImmigration: While Washington Waffles, California Acts!2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebICE's Bed Mandate: Who Benefits?2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebUSCIS Launches Redesigned Websites2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebIndian IT Company Agrees to Pay $34 Million Settlement2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebSenators Weigh in on CSPA Lawsuit2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebImmigration Reform Without a Pathway to Citizenship?2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebCSPA Oral Arguments Before the Supreme Court2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebNew I-601A Provisional Waiver Regulation2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebGetting a Green Card in Juarez (The Hard Way)2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebThe Battle Over CSPA Moves to the Supreme Court2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebUnlawful Deportations of U.S. Citizens2013
Immigration Lawyers on the WebDHS's Latest Guidance on Deferred Action2012
Immigration Lawyers on the WebThe October Visa Bulletin is a Disaster2012
Immigration Lawyers on the WebUsing Facebook to Support Your DACA Application2012
Immigration Lawyers on the WebChild Status Protection Act (CSPA) Victory!2012
Immigration Lawyers on the Web9th Circuit CSPA Victory: Don't File Yet!2012
Recuiting TrendsRecruiting Canadian Physicians: Immigration Considerations2012
Bender's Immigration BulletinNew Waiver Policy Would Promote Family Unity2012
Immigration Lawyers on the WebCSPA: What's at Stake for Immigrant Families?2012
Immigration Lawyers on the WebSpouse of U.S. Citizen - Easy Case? Read On2012
Recruiting TrendsThe Conrad State 30: A Key to Physician Recruitment2012
Immigration Lawers on the WebNew Waiver Policy Would Promote Family Unity2012
Immigration Lawyers on the WebProsecutorial Discretion: Will You Be One of the Lucky 50,000?2012
Immigration Lawyers on the WebDHS Reforms Affecting Highly-Skilled Immigrants2012
Immigration Lawyers on the WebAsk an Attorney, Not a Paralegal2012
Immigration Lawyers on the WebMay Visa Bulletin Brings Bad News2012
Immigration Lawyers on the Web9th Circuit Grants Petition for Rehearing En Banc2012
Immigration Lawyers on the WebThe Government Declares War on Employers2012
Immigration Lawyers on the WebThe Child Status Prevention Act?2012
Immigration Lawyers on the WebObama Administration Steps Up For Dreamers2012
Immigration Lawyers on the WebCSPA: 9th Circuit Will Decide Whether Immigrant Families Will Be United2012
Immigration Lawyers on the WebGOP Leader's About Face on Immigration2012
Immigration Lawyers on the WebDems & GOP Clash over STEM Jobs Bill2012
Immigration Lawyers on the WebGay Marriages: Why Are We Still Living in a Cave?2012
Recruiting TrendsMake Sure to Comply With Immigration Anti-Discrimination Laws2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) - National Conference BooksThe iPad Revolution: A Guide to Tablets for the Mobile Immigration Lawyer2012
Construction TodayAvoiding 1-9 Form Audits2012
Hotel ManagementNYC Union Inks Speedy Compromise Deal2012
Recruiting TrendsBe Ready for H-1B Filing Season - The Numbers May be Gone Sooner than You Think2012
Recruiting Physician TodayPhysicians and Immigration FAQ2011
Immigration Lawyers on the Web55,000 Green Cards for Employment-Based Immigrants2011
The Physician Immigration BookCanadian Physicians - Separate And Unequal2011
Recruiting TrendsPaying H-1B Filing Fees Makes Sense in the Long Run2011
Immigration Lawyers on the WebA Better Way to End EB Country Quotas2011
Immigration Lawyers on the WebTeach Your Parents (and Their Attorneys) Well2011
Bender's Immigration BulletinMay 2011 Visa Bulletin - Visa Numbers Inch Ahead2011
Los Angeles Daily JournalNew Immigration Policy: A Step in the Right Direction2011
Immigration Lawyers on the WebOne Immigrant's 20-Year Journey to a Green Card2011
Recruiting TrendsForeign Workers with “Specialized Knowledge”2011
Immigration Lawyers on the WebH-1B Filing Season Starts April 1st -OPT-Gap Rule-Affiliation2011
Bender's Immigration BulletinHow Immigration Works for America - From Brawn to Brains2011
Immigration Lawyers on the WebFebruary 2011 Visa Bulletin - Frozen in Time2011
Recruiting TrendsI-9s - Hot and Getting Hotter2011
Immigration Lawyers on the WebUSCIS Should Follow BALCA on the Posting Requirement2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebNew BIA CSPA Decision2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebUSCIS' New Citizenship Resource Center (CRC)2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebLatinos Must Show Their Muscle in November2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebPrivate Bill Saves Family from Deportation2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebThai CDC Combats Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebAsylum: Some Progress, but Much More Needs to be Done2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebLet Avvo Help You Select a Great Immigration Attorney2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebDoes Arizona Really Want Tough Immigration Enforcement?2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebTime for ICE Memo Critics to Chill2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebThe Family 2A Category Rocks!2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebWhy Matter of Wang Got It Wrong - Four Fallacies2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebSeptember Visa Bulletin: Great Leap Forward for Some2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebHollywood vs. USCIS2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebLack of Checks and Balances in Removal Proceedings2010
Immigration Lawyers on the Webhttp://blogs.ilw.com/carlshusterman/2010/08/back-door-amnesty-read-the-memo.html2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebJudge Overturns Arizona Law2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebGuess Whose Coming to the United States?2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebUpdate on the CSPA Lawsuit2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebHouse Immigration Subcommittee Hearing on EOIR2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebOur New Immigration Facebook Page: OMG or TMI?2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebUSCIS Fee Increases: Dollars and Sense?2010
Recruiting TrendsThe ABCs on H-1Bs2010
Bender's Immigration BulletinMeet the Press2010
Los Angeles Daily JournalWould You Pass the Immigration Marriage Exam?2010
Recruiting TrendsCan Your Company Survive An I-9 Audit?2010
Recruiting TrendsIs Your Candidate a Visa Superstar?2010
Recruiting TrendsIt's H-1B Season Again2010
Recruiting TrendsSelecting an Immigration Attorney2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebShe Died, But Her Dream LIves On2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebThe Part of "Illegal" that I Don't Understand2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebLiberty and Justice for All?2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebAbove the Law?2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebI Beg Your Pardon2010
Immigration Lawyers on the Web10 Things We Like About the New CIR Proposal2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebBig Government Comes to Arizona2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebPadilla - Bring Back the JRAD2010
Benders Immigration BulletinA Good Attorney Asks A Lot Of Questions2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebGood News for Filipinos2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebShades of Grey2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebThey Shoot Speeders, Don't They?2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebImmigration Reform in 2010?2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebReforming the Immigration Court System2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebFreeing a Family from CBP Custody: A Lawyer's Perspective2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebFix Our Broken Legal Immigration System2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebUniversal Healthcare Without Nurses?2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebObama's 38 Words On Immigration2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebCIR: You Can't Always Get What You Want (When You Want It)2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebFederal Courts May Review I-751 Hardship Waiver Denials2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebEB-5 Regional Center Program - Fast Lane to Permanent Residence2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebChaos 75 Miles From the Border2010
Carl ShustermanUsing the Internet2010
Los Angeles Daily JournalEmployers: Merry Christmas from the Immigration Service2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebImmigration Legislation: Outlook for 2011-20122010
Bender's Immigration BulletinJanuary 2011 Visa Bulletin: The Great Retrogression2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebPersons in Removal Proceedings Have Right to A-Files2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebKeep the DREAM Alive2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebNew EOIR Website: What's "New" Except the Design2010
Immigration Lawyers on the WebH-1B Filing Season Starts2009
Recruiting TrendsH-1Bs: Let the Market Decide2009
Recruiting TrendsWho is Really Making Our Immigration Laws?2009
Recruiting TrendsWill Comprehensive Immigration Reform Become a Reality?2009
Recruiting TrendsSelecting an Immigration Attorney2009
Recruiting TrendsBig Immigration Changes Fly Under the Radar2009
The PERM BookPreparation of PERM Recruitment Report2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Ten Commandments for Growing Your Law Firm's Website2009
Immigration Lawyers on the WebComprehensive Immigration Reform: Outlook for 20102009
Immigration Lawyers on the WebNew Immigration Bill Would Fix Family-Based Immigration2009
HealthLeaders MediaInternational Medical Graduates Key to Solving the Physician Shortage2009
Recruiting TrendsWhere are the Foreign Nurses?2008
Travel Nurses CentralLast Visa Info for Foreign Nurses to U.S.2008
ACP HospitalistA Legal Primer for IMGs and Their Employers2008
MGMA connexion/Medical group ManagementHelp in the hinterlands. A change in immigration policy opens door for foreign-born physicians2007
Immigration Lawyers on the WebWork Permits2007
Advance for NursesNurse Immigration: Timing is Key2006
India CurrentsVisas for Nurses2006
India CurrentsImmigration Reform Bill2006
The PERM BookThe PERM Recruitment Report and Retention of Recruitment Documentation2005
Nursing ManagementExpect changes to nurse visa rule this year2005
India CurrentsFaster LC2005
India CurrentsH-1B Petitions2005
India CurrentsVisa Prospects2005
India CurrentsGuest Workers?2005
Healthcare Leadership ReportCasting a wide net: foreign-born workers are essential to the healthcare industry--if you can jump through the hoops to recruit them2004
MGMA ConnexionMedical melting pot: Immigration rules for international physicians2004
India CurrentsCap on H-1B Visas2004
India CurrentsGuest Worker Proposal2004
India CurrentsH-1B Visas2004
India CurrentsH-1B Visa Cap2004
India CurrentsImmigration Backlogs2004
India CurrentsGreen Card Queries2003
India CurrentsChanges at INS2003
India CurrentsThe New INS—BCIS2003
India CurrentsChange of Status2003
India CurrentsWork Visas and Permanent Resident Status2003
Nursing ManagementGet to know immigration guidelines2002
New England Journal of Medicine Career CenterImmigrating Physicians through the Conrad Program2002
Practicing Law Institute (PLI)An Analysis of the Child Status Protection Act2002
India CurrentsDealing with INS2002
India CurrentsNew Law Signed2002
India CurrentsVisa Woes2002
California Labor & Employment Law QuarterlyHiring and Obtaining Temporary Working Status for Foreign-Born Professionals2000
New England Journal of Medicine Career CenterImmigration Knowledge Essential to Recruiting IMGs2000
JS Medical GroupCoping with US Immigration Laws2000
INDOlink Law ForumAn Expunged Conviction Could Lead to Your Deportation1999
INDOlink Law ForumINS Extends Time For Getting Your Green Card1999
INDOlink Law ForumNew Affidavits of Support1999
INDOlink Law ForumNo More Suspension of Deportation Until October 1, 19971999
INDOlink Law ForumNew Employment Authorization Document (FORM I-766)1999
INDOlink Law ForumGreen Card Interview Waivers1999
INDOlink Law ForumNew Law: Advice for Immigrants1999
INDOlink Law ForumChanges in New Immigration Law Which Became Effective 12-29-961999
INDOlink Law ForumFraud Waivers : Questions and Answers1999
INDOlink Law ForumLate Amnesty Claims May End Abruptly1999
INDOlink Law ForumThe New Law and Voluntary Departure1999
INDOlink Law ForumCongress Eliminates Immigrants' Day in Court1999
INDOlink Law ForumEnd of LULAC and CSS?1999
INDOlink Law ForumGood News for Physicians and Nurses1999
INDOlink Law ForumImmigration: New Deportation Regulations Issued1999
INDOlink Law ForumImmigration: Relief for Abused Spouses1999
INDOlink Law ForumLamar & Me1999
INDOlink Law ForumA Nation of Immigrants1999
INDOlink Law ForumIs the U.S. Overpopulated?1999
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewINS Issues Interim Regulations Regarding Health Care Workers1999
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewRecruitment of Foreign-Born Health Care Workers1999
ComputerworldThink High-Tech Won the Visa War? Not by a Long Shot1999
INDOlink Law ForumLast Chance to Apply for H-1B Status1999
INDOlink Law ForumNow is the Time to Act1999
INDOlink Law ForumThe New H-1B Law - A Brief Analysis1999
INDOlink Law ForumPresident Clinton Signs New H-1B Law1999
INDOlink Law ForumGood News for Nurses, OT's1999
INDOlink Law ForumHOUSE PASSES BILL TO RAISE H-1B CAP1999
INDOlink Law ForumImmigrants Assured of Day in Court1999
INDOlink Law ForumLegislation: "I'm From the Government, & I'm Here to Help You"1999
INDOlink Law ForumHR Directors: New INS Interpretations of 245(i) and 245(k)1999
INDOlink Law ForumCalifornia: The Message Being Sent to D.C. is Pro-Immigrant1999
INDOlink Law ForumState Dept. on Section 222(g) and the Entitlement Bars1999
INDOlink Law ForumH-1B Legislation: Can a Compromise Be Brokered?1999
INDOlink Law ForumGood News on Section 245(i)1999
INDOlink Law ForumINS Eases Rules on Adjustment of Status1999
INDOlink Law ForumINS Eases Rules on Adjustment of Status1999
INDOlink Law ForumBe Prepared for Your Deportation Hearing1999
INDOlink Law ForumNew Vaccination Requirements1999
INDOlink Law ForumImmigration: Frequently Asked Questions1998
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewImmigration Online1998
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewAllied for Health and HHRMA Sponsor Croner Hospital Survey1998
INDOlink Law ForumPhysicians: Conrad State 20 Programs and Specialists1998
INDOlink Law ForumWinning Your Case- In Federal Court1998
INDOlink Law Forum245(i) and Three & Ten-Year Bars to Admissibility1998
INDOlink Law ForumQ & A's About the New Immigration Law1998
INDOlink Law ForumHighlights of The New Immigration Law1998
INDOlink Law ForumGreen Cards Through Marriage1998
INDOlink Law ForumGreen Cards through "CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL"1998
INDOlink Law ForumWhat to Take to Your Naturalization Interview1998
INDOlink Law ForumImmigration Attorneys - Getting your Money's Worth1998
INDOlink Law ForumNew INS fees effective October 13, 19981998
Canadian Medical Association JournalH-1B or Not to Be?1998
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewForeign-Born Health Care Workers in Limbo1997
Wall Street JournalAmerican Stands Unique in the World1996
Los Angeles Daily JournalSurf Rider: Immigration Attorneys1996
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewRX for Rns- Immigration Nursing Relief Act1996
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewProposed Immigration Bills Would Impose Heavy Burden on Health Care Providers1996
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewH-1B Approvals Reach Numerical Cap1996
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewHighlights of the New Immigration Law1996
Interpreter ReleasesSurvey and Analysis of Labor Condition Application Decisions1996
The Social Contract PressINS to Waive Naturalization Interviews1996
National Law JournalINC vs. INS1995
California Lawyer MagazineClosing the Asylum Door1995
Global OpportunityClearing Immigration Hurdles1995
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewSpecial Alert Simpson Immigration Bill Means New Taxes for Hospitals1995
Los Angeles TimesProposition 187: Snake Oil Salesmen1994
Journal of the American Medical AssociationIMGs and the Foreign Residency Requirement1994
Information WeekRiding the New Wave of DP Immigration1994
AMT Events7 Rules for Foreign-Born Medical Technologists1994
Immigration BriefingsThe New DOL Nurse Regulations1994
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewGreen Card Lottery Widens Chance for Citizenship to Immigrants1994
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewImmigration Status of Health Care Professionals Shifts Under NAFTA1994
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewNew Law Provides Relief for FMGs1994
Hospital TopicsHow immigration laws affect hospitals1993
Los Angeles Business JournalGive Employers the Ability to Check Employability1993
Los Angeles LawyerRecruiting International Talent1993
American Medical NewsIMGs Can Waiver Foreign Residency Requirements1993
Modern HealthcareLook North for Primary Care Doctors1993
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewGreen Card Backlogs May Grow1993
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewQ & A For Allied Health Professionals1993
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewDepartment of Labor Tightens Rules for Employers of Foreign-Born Professionals1993
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewCoping With The Labor Condition Application1992
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewRecruiting Canadian Physicians1992
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewObtaining H-1A & H-1B Classification for Health-Related Occupations1992
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewFamily Reunification for RNs1992
Los Angeles LawyerSeeking Asylum in the United States1991
Personnel JournalA Welcome Change to Immigration Law1991
Information WeekImmigration: A Stalement for MIS1991
Personnel JournalUnderstanding Immigration Law1991
Interpreter ReleasesINRA and DOL's H-1A Nurse Regulations1991
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewAmnesty for Nurses1991
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewSeven Rules for Foreign Nurses1991
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewObtaining Temporary Working Status -Foreign Born Healthcare Professionals1991
Issues in Science and TechnologyOpening the Door for Immigrant Professionals1991
Christian Science MonitorAmnesty for Chinese Students in the U.S.1990
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewNursing Immigration Amendments1990
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewINS Issues Nurse Regulations1990
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewNurse Law May Result In Family Separation1990
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewHow To Document The Nurse Attestation Form1990
Los Angeles Business JournalBusinesses Need An Enlightened Immigration Policy1989
ComputerworldTime to Open U.S. Doors to World's IT Talent1989
OT Week7 Rules for OTRs and OT Managers1989
The Engineer of California7 Rules for Foreign-Born Engineers1989
Hospital Council of Southern California Immigration Law ReviewThe Immigation Nursing Relief Act 19891989
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewI-9 Audits: Steering Clear of Employer Sanctions1989
Hospital Council of Southern California Law ReviewNew Legislation Grants Green Card to RNs1989
Los Angeles TimesAmerica, The Salad Bowl: Immigrants Mixed Together Add Spice1978
The PERM BookThe PERM Recruitment Report and Retention of Recruitment DocumentationN/A
immigrationImmigration Reform BillN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
University of California - Los AngelesPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1969
University of EdinburghPolitical ScienceEducation Abroad ProgramN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
An Intro to Immigration PracticeImmigration 1012016
Self Petition Green CardImmigration Seminar2015
Immigration Seminar for International Medical GraduatesImmigration for Physicians2015
City Internships Executive PanelImmigration Law2015
AILA Education Department's September PodcastMarketing Your Immigration Practice2015
2015 Immigration Clinic2015 Immigration Clinic2015
2015 AILA Paralegals ConferenceSizzling Hot Topics in Immigration Law2015
The Michigan Recruitment and Retention Network ; Lansing, MichiganInternational Physicians and U.S. Immigration Law : What Hospitals and Medical Groups Need to Know2014
The American Immigration Law Informer“Temporary Working Visas and Green Cards through Employment”2014
State Bar of California WebinarABC’s of E-2 Visas2014
State Bar of California WebinarImmigration 101: H-1B Visas2014
Pincus Professional Education Seminar ; Los Angeles, CAAsylum, Detention, and Removal2014
Federal Bar Association ; Memphis, TNCSPA & Child Citizenship Act of 2000 and Doctors, Nurses, and Other Medical Professionals2014
City of Hope Seminar ; Duarte, CATraveling Abroad on a Temporary Visa2014
American Payroll Association ; Santa Barbara, CAEmployers’ Responsibilities under the Proposed Immigration Law2014
AILA Southern California Chapter ; Los Angeles, CAHealth Care Professionals2014
AILA Annual Conference ; Boston, MAForever (Under) 21: The Latest on CSPA & K-2 Ageouts2014
AILAPetitions for Nurses and Allied Healthcare Workers2014
South Bay Association of Realtors ; Torrance, CAGlobal Panel Featuring the Americas2013
Pincus Professional Education CLE Program ; Los Angeles, CAImmigration 1012013
PIHRA, Rancho Mirage, CAWhat Employers Need to Know about US Immigration Laws2013
PIHRA, Ontario, CAWhat Employers Need to Know about US Immigration Laws2013
PIHRA, Los Angeles, CAWhat Employers Need to Know about US Immigration Laws2013
PIHRA, Garden Grove, CAWhat Employers Need to Know about US Immigration Laws2013
PIHRA, Burbank, CAWhat Employers Need to Know about US Immigration Laws2013
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationImmigrant Visas2013
Immigrant VisasImmigration Law Training Course2013
Federal Bar Association ; Memphis, TNImmigration for Physicians2013
Federal Bar Association ; Memphis, TNThe Child Status Protection Act2013
Conference on Immigration and Nationality LawHot Topics in Immigration Reform and Family Immigration Law2013
Channel Islands Public Management Association Human Resources ForumEmployer Compliance with I-9 Requirements2013
AILA Southern California ChapterChild Status Protection Act2013
AILA Annual Conference ; San Francisco, CAInformational Marketing Techniques to Start and Growth Your Practice2013
2013 Healthcare Workforce SummitInternational Clinicians and Physicians2013
Pincus Professional Education ; San Franscisco & Los Angeles, CAImmigration 101: Introduction to Permanent Residence2012
PIHRA, Ontario, CAWhat Employers Need to Know about US Immigration Laws2012
PIHRA Palmdale, CAWhat Employers Need to Know about US Immigration Laws2012
PIHRA Palm Desert, CAI-9 Requirements2012
PIHRA Irvine, CAWhat Employers Need to Know About US Immigration2012
PIHRA Downtown, Los AngelesI-9 Requirements2012
PIHRA Camarillo, CAI-9 Requirements2012
PIHRA Annual Conference & Exposition, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CAImmigration: Avoiding the 7 Most Costly Mistakes2012
Pasadena Kaplan CenterWhat Physicians need to Know About US Immigration Laws2012
Los Angeles, District 18Employer Compliance with I-9 Requirements2012
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Barristers SectionIntroduction to Immigrant Visas2012
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationIntroduction to Immigrant Visas2012
Law Office of Carl Shusterman, Los Angeles, CADeferred Action: What You Need to Know2012
Irvine Kaplan CenterWhat Physicians need to Know About US Immigration Laws2012
FBA 8th Annual Immigration Law Seminar, Memphis, TNChild Status Protection Act2012
Congresswoman Janice Hahn's Office, San Pedro, CADeferred Action: What you Need to Know2012
AILA South Florida Annual ConferenceChild Status Protection Act2012
AILA Day of ActionDay of Action2012
AILA Annual Conference, Nashville, TNUsing the Internet For Your Practice2012
PIHRA Universal CityImmigration Law for HR Professionals2011
PIHRA OntarioImmigration Law for HR Professionals2011
PIHRA Mid Year Legal Update - Universal CityImmigration: What HR Professionals Need to Know about I-9s2011
PIHRA Mid Year Legal Update - RiversideImmigration: What HR Professionals Need to Know about I-9s2011
PIHRA Mid Year Legal Update - Newport BeachImmigration: What HR Professionals Need to Know about I-9s2011
PIHRA Garden GroveImmigration Law for HR Professionals2011
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationIntroduction to Immigrant Visas2011
Kaplan WebinarImmigration for Physicians2011
Immigration Boot CampU.S. Citizenship2011
Immigration Boot CampObtaining Permanent Residence2011
Immigration Boot CampImmigration Law2011
FBA 8th Annual Immigration Law Seminar - Memphis, TennesseeImmigration for Health Care Professionals2011
American Payroll Association- Santa Barbara ChapterImmigration and Employment Law2011
AILA Annual Conference - San Diego, CaliforniaChild Status Protection Act2011
AILA - Spring Conference- Oklahoma City OKEthics, Technology and Practice Management2011
Los Angeles County Barr Association Training CourseIntroduction to Immigrant Visas2010
Los Angeles County Bar Association Lunch with the ExpertHow to Adjust Status After the Petition/Principal Beneficiary Dies2010
International Marketing MixerIntroduction to Immigration2010
Immigration ConferenceImmigration for Physicians and Nurses2010
Federal Bar Association Immigration Conference (Memphis, Tennessee)Immigration for Health Care Professionals2010
Federal Bar Association Immigration Conference (Memphis, Tennesse)Law Office Management and Marketing2010
AILA Texas Chapter Fall Conference (Playa Del Carmen, Mexico)Child Status Protection Act2010
AILA Teleconference (Carolinas Chapter)Essentials of Legal Marketing2010
AILA PodcastWebsites for Immigration Attorneys2010
AILA Northwest Conference (Seattle, Washington)Child Status Protection Act2010
AILA Annual Conference (Washington, D.C.)Child Status Protection Act2010
34th Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality LawPractice Tips for Immigration Lawyers2010
23rd Annual AILA California Chapter CLE ConferenceImmigration Law2010
Hospital Association of Southern California SeminarImmigration Law Update2009
AILA California Chapters ConferenceChild Status Protection Act2009
AILA Annual Conference (Las Vegas, Nevada)Law Practice Management2009
2009 AILA Midwest Regional CLE Conference (Chicago, Illinois)Child Status Protection Act2009
Immigration Law Training CourseIntroduction to Immigrant Visas2008
Immigration ConferenceImmigration Laws and Procedures2008
Immigration Audio ConferenceI-9 Compliance2008
AILA Texas Chapter Fall Conference (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)Child Status Protection Act2008
AILA National Conference (Vancouver, Canada)Child Status Protection Act2008
AILA Fundamentals CLE ConferenceDerivative Citizenship2008
AILA California Chapters Conference (San Francisco, California)Federal Court Litigation2008
AILA 2008 Spring Fundamentals of Immigration Law ConferenceThe Road to Naturalization and Citizenship2008
32nd Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law (San Antonio, Texas)Breakfast with the Experts2008
State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Section Annual Conference (Berkeley, California)Immigration Challenges Faced by Employers2007
Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training CourseIntroduction to Immigrant Visas2007
League of Women Voters Meeting on Immigration (Whittier, California)Immigration Policy2007
Executive Recruiting Interactive SeminarsInternational Talent Acquisition and Immigration Law2007
AILA California Chapters Conference (San Diego, California)Advanced Citizenship Issues2007
Texas Hospital Association AudioconferenceImmigration and Foreign-Born Health Care Professionals2006
Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training CourseIntroduction to Immigrant Visas2006
Immigration and Employment: Legal Aspect of Hiring Foreign WorkersImmigrant and Nonimmigrant Visas2006
AILA Annual Conference (San Antonio, Texas)Doctors and Health Care Workers2006
ACP Annual Conference (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)Visa and Immigration Issues for IMGs2006
42th Annual Conference and Exposition (Nashville, Tennessee)Immigration of Health Care Workers2006
30th Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law (San Antonio, Texas)Unlocking the Power of the Internet for Immigration Practice2006
Recruiting 2005 Conference and Expo (Las Vegas, Nevada)Recruiting Foreign-Born Professionals2005
Nursing Management Congress (Lake Buena Vista, Florida)Hiring Foreign-Born Registered Nurses2005
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationIntroduction to Immigrant Visas2005
Immigration and EmploymentImmigrant and Nonimmigrant Visas2005
Audio ConferenceRecruitment of Health Care Professionals2005
American Society for Healthcare HR Administration (Nashville, Tennessee)Immigration of Health Care Professionals2005
AILA TeleconferenceAllied Health Care Workers2005
AILA Annual Conference (Salt Lake City, Utah)Doctors: Occupational Workship2005
ACIP National Convention (San Francisco)Immigration for Physicians2005
29th Annual Conference on Immigration Law (San Antonio, Texas)Using the Internet to Research Immigration Law2005
Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training CourseIntroduction to Immigrant Visas2004
Immigration Law in the WorkplaceOverview of Immigration Laws, Procedures & Non-Immigrant Visas2004
Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training CourseIntroduction to Immigrant Visas2003
Foreign Nurse Recruitment: Getting It Right (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)Immigrating Foreign Nurses2003
AILA New England Chapter Conference (Boston, Massachusetts)Immigration of Foreign-Born Physicians2003
AILA ConferenceNonimmigrant Visas2003
Practising Law Institute (San Francisco, California)INS and State Department Update2002
Merritt Hawkins Recruitment Seminar (Toronto, Canada)Immigrating Canadians Physicians2002
Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training CourseIntroduction to Immigrant Visas2002
Immigration Seminar for Physicians (New York City, New York)Immigration Issues Affecting IMGs2002
AILA California Chapters Conference (Monterey, California)Immigration of Health Care Workers2002
26th Annual Conference on Immigration & Nationality Law (San Antonio, Texas)Using the Web to Practice Immigration Law2002
U.S. Senate Immigration Subcommittee Hearing (Washington, D.C)Urban and Rural Health Care Needs2001
Practising Law Institute (San Francisco, California)180-Day Portability Rule2001
Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training CourseIntroduction to Immigrant Visas2001
Law DayImmigration Options After Graduation2001
Annual Convention of the Healthcare Human Resources Management Association of CaliforniaRecruitment of Health Care Professionals2001
Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training CourseIntroduction to Immigrant Visas2000
Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training CourseIntroduction to Immigrant Visas1999
Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training CourseIntroduction to Immigrant Visas1998
Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training CourseIntroduction to Immigrant Visas1997
Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training CourseIntroduction to Immigrant Visas1996
Immigration Seminar for Congressional StaffsIllegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 19961996
Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training CourseIntroduction to Immigrant Visas1995
American College of International Physicians National ConventionLegal Issues Facing IMGs1995
Immigration Seminar for Congressional StaffsImmigration Act of 19901991
Immigration Seminar for Congressional StaffsImmigration Reform and Control Act of 19861986