|Massachusetts - MA||11 years|
|Dist. of Columbia - DC||17 years|
|New York - NY||17 years|
|Connecticut - CT||18 years|
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Named “Attorney of the Year” by the CT Law Tribune in 2019 and a Distinguished Leader in 6 New England states, Dana is an Immigration attorney representing both business and individual clients with green card applications, H-1B visas, foreign investor visas (EB-5, E-2 and L-1 visas), naturalization/ citizenship, religious worker visas, as well as various other employment- and family-based immigration matters.
When war broke out in the Ukraine, Dana worked tirelessly to seek a “travel lane” for Ukrainians fleeing to the U.S. who have relatives here. Dana engaged in public advocacy efforts to place pressure on decision-makers to create a dedicated “parole” program similar to Canada’s, which is now a reality in the U.S. via the Uniting for Ukraine Parole Program. Dana addressed the CT Business and Industry Association (CBIA) as a speaker on the topic of Immigration as a solution to CT labor shortages and raised awareness about the benefits of welcoming Ukrainian refugees – and refugees in general - to the local job market.
In April 2022, Dana traveled to Mexico to assist Ukrainians in the Tijuana, Mexico refugee camp. She spent 3 days going back and forth through the U.S.-Mexico border representing refugees seeking humanitarian parole. She counseled and saw over 2,000 refugees be legally admitted in the U.S. While there, she basically lived in a refugee camp with many families, including babies and unaccompanied minors from Mariupol, and brought back with her to Connecticut three miracle cases of refugees who were able to enter only on their 3rd attempt with her help due to the difficulty of their cases. After returning from the Tijuana trip, Dana kickstarted a public service/ pro bono partnership between the Honorary Consulate of Romania to CT and the firm’s Immigration practice to match Ukrainian refugees to CT sponsors () that to date brought over 91 Ukrainian refugees to Connecticut by placing them with sponsors she identified.
In February 2023, Dana submitted oral and written testimony before the CT legislature on three different bills to advance economic opportunities for immigrants and their employers, including the creation of H-1B cap-exempt zones (enacted into law), reducing language barriers for the driver licensing test by introducing Romanian and Ukrainian among languages administered at the DMV (enacted into law) and reducing the cost of apostilles on documents to be used in foreign jurisdictions.
Dana regularly presents at Columbia, NYU, Quinnipiac University, UConn, Yale, etc, on the various types of visas and immigration strategies available to foreign students after graduation from their programs, with a focus on employment-based and entrepreneurship/investment-based immigration. As a former international student herself, she enjoys mentoring new generations of international graduates through their journey to a US visa/ green card or citizenship, particularly in the O-1 and EB-1A categories for extraordinary ability.