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Elissa is Senior Counsel at Siskind Susser PC.  She handles primarily employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters for a variety of clients, including physicians and their employers, artists, entertainers and performers and investors.  Specifically, Elissa has extensive experience preparing EB-1 and O-1 extraordinary ability petitions and J-1 visa waivers.  


Prior to joining Siskind Susser, Elissa was an associate at two large law firms, White & Case LLP and Dechert LLP.  She graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University Law School where she was also a member of the Order of the Coif.  Elissa earned her bachelor's degree in anthropology, with a minor in German, at Washington University in St. Louis.  




Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    10 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Ari J Sauer

    I have worked together with Elissa for several years. She is an excellent attorney. She is great at working with corporate clients and has specific expertise in assisting doctors and entertainers.


    Ari Sauer Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Siskind Susser P C
1028 Oakhaven Rd
Memphis, Tennessee, 381193812

Siskind Susser PC
1028 Oakhaven Road
Memphis, TN, 38119



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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateWhite and Case LLP2003 - 2006
AssociateDechert LLP2000 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationHealthcare Professionals/Physicians Committee Member2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Immigration Options for Academics and Researchers (AILA)Alternative Nonimmigrant Visa Options for Academics and Researchers2012
The H-1B BookThe History and Economic Impact of the H-1B Visa2008
Siskind's Immigration BulletinUSCIS Announces Long-Awaited Proposed Rule Changes for H-2A Temporary Agricultural Worker Program2008
ABA Spring 2003 Antitrust Section MeetingRecent Pharmaceutical Industry Cases Raising Intellectual Property-Antitrust Issues2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2000
Washington University in St. LouisAnthropologyBA1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Physicians for ExpertsBasic Issues in Physician Immigration2012
MAME November ConferenceImmigration Issues for Graduate Medical Trainees2011