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Erik Anderson directs his firm's Immigrant Visa Practice, overseeing the development of case strategies to address the recruitment and transfer of human resources in the United States and overseas. In this role he manages the visa and work permit needs of international professionals, managers, and executives. He also supervises the firm staff members who handle "green card" cases for employers across the country, particularly in the Information Technology, Biotech, Insurance, Healthcare, Food and Beverage, Media, and Entertainment industries. These include labor certifications, immigrant petitions, adjustment of status, and consular processing.  Erik also directs the firm's individual and family-based immigration practice areas.


Prior to entering private practice, Erik was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Board of Alien Labor Certification at the U.S. Department of Labor, and today he routinely handles matters before that agency, as well as United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the U.S. Department of State, and nearly every state workforce agency in the United States.


Erik also frequently lectures to employers and employees on issues relating to labor certification and is an experienced consultant to government contractors. Erik also regularly assists his clients in the preparation of contract bids for the provision of immigration-related services to agencies of the Federal Government.


Erik is also a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain, holding a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential.


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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    23 years, 16 thousand cases



Hourly ($400-500/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

12100 Sunset Hills Road
Third Floor
Reston, VA, 20190


DCActive 199602/02/2007
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bets Law Firms - ImmigrationUS News & World Report2016
Best Law FirmsU.S. News2012
Top Listed Immigration Firm, Reston VABest Lawyers in America2011
Best Law FirmsU.S. News2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGoel & Anderson, LLC2000 - Present
AssociateKrukowski & Costello, S.C.,1998 - 2000
AssociateMell, Brownell & Baker1995 - 1998
Clerk to Hon. John M. Vittone, Appointed Deputy Secretary, BALCAU.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Worldwide ERCMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Technology Association of America, Immigration Policy CommitteeMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Air Line Pilots Association v. Trans World Airlines, Inc.N/A
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority v. E.L.B.N/A
W. v. Rochester Animal Services, Inc.N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Portfolio Media (Law360)Interviewed and Featured in "Wait You Can Get an O-1 Visa for That?"2015
Bender's Immigration Bulletin; Immigration Daily (ILW); The Immigration ChannelThe Great Overseas Jobs Creator2012
Bender's Immigration; The Immigration ChannelWith EB-2 and EB-3 Priority Dates Improving Slowly, Alternative Solutions Merit Consideration2011
Bender's Immigration; The Immigration ChannelIndia EB-2 Priority Dates: Congress Holds the Key to Continued Improvement2011
Immigration Daily (ILW); Bender's Immigration; The Immigration ChannelThe DOL Prevailing Wage Fiasco: Two Wrongs Don't MakeA Right2011
Goel & Anderson, LLCGuide and Steps to the PERM Process2010
Goel & Anderson, LLCOverview of the Employment Based PR Process2010
K&C Client MaterialHow to Meet the Challenge of the Union Organizer1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Fairfield UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Goel & Anderson, LLC Client Conference SeriesImmigration Considerations for Professional Recruiters2010
Goel & Anderson, LLC Client Conference SeriesThe Permanent Residency Process for H-1B Professionals2009
Conselor Processing for ExpertsConsular Processing2009