Valentine A. Brown is a partner at Duane Morris LLP in the Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group. She serves as global immigration law counsel to a diverse group of multi-national and domestic corporations and their employees, providing advice, compliance audits and representation to help navigate the intricacies of US and foreign immigration laws. Ms. Brown also represents individuals in all types of immigration proceedings, including persons of extraordinary ability; spouses, fiancées and children of US citizens; naturalization and political asylum applicants; as well as respondents in deportation and immigration appellate proceedings.
Ms. Brown is an instructor for the Duane Morris Institute, which provides training in all areas of employment law for human resource professionals, in house counsel, benefits administrators and managers through classes in Philadelphia, client-site trainings and webinars. Ms. Brown’s courses include, I-9 Compliance Basics; E-Verify for Everyone; E-Verify for Federal Contractors, Electronic I-9s: The Pros, the Cons and the Requirements; and H-1B Public Access Files: What Employers Need to Know.
Ms. Brown is a former law clerk to the Honorable John. J. Gossart, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Baltimore, Maryland, a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and a graduate of the University of Delaware. She is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French.
Languages spoken: Spanish, French
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Golden Lamp Award||HIAS of Pennsylvania||2011|
|Immigration Law Partner||Duane Morris, LLP||2009 - Present|
|Immigration Group Practice Chair||Wolf Block, LLP||2008 - 2009|
|Immigration Law Practictioner||Valentine Brown, LLC||2000 - 2008|
|Clerk||Executive Office Of Immigration Review||1994 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Co-Chair Pro Bono Commitee||2009 - 2015|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Philadelphia chapter)||Executive Committee||1998 - 2001|
|US and International Visa Matters||Applications Approved|
|Corporate I-9 & E-Verify Compliance||Policies Successfully Drafted, Taught and Implemented|
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|The Legal Intelligencer||Stepping Up to Citizenship||2015|
|Law 360||A Watershed Year for Employment Based Immigration?||2015|
|Law 360||Possible Paths President Obama Can Take on Immigration||2014|
|Benders Immigration Bulletin||The Infosys Settlement: Lessons for Corporations & Their Counsel||2013|
|Corporate Counselor||Immigration Impact: Recognizing & Reducing I-9 Liability in Corporate Procedures(Link)||2013|
|The Legal Intelligencer||Public Works Contractors Now Required to Use E-Verify System in Pennsylvania||2013|
|Advisen Management Liability Journal||DOJ Ramps up Investigations of Discrimination During the I-9 Process||2012|
|I-9 & E-Verify Blog||Pre I-9 Audit Planning: Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best||2012|
|The Legal Intelligencer||Is E-Verify Requirement Coming to Pennsylvania Employers||2011|
|University of Baltimore School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of Delaware||Foreign Languages||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|