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Irina S Batrakova

also known as The Batrakova Law Office (TBLO)

About me

Irina's practice is primarily concentrated in the area of business and family-based immigration. She works with domestic and international companies in developing appropriate strategies to facilitate the international transfer of skilled employees and secure temporary employment visas and permanent residence. Irina manages the relationships with key corporate clients, providing legal advice and guidance to small and large companies on the issues of immigration and compliance.  Irina also works with individual clients in the area of family-based immigration, and to date, have represented clients from over 70 countries around the world.


Irina is a native of Russia, who in 1994 was selected to participate in the Future Leaders Exchange (Flex) Program, sponsored by the United States Department of State as part of the Freedom Support Act (FSA) of 1992. She was one of 1,200 talented and motivated students who spent the 1994 academic year in the United States with a goal to enhance an understanding and dialogue between the people of the United States and Russia.  Irina graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in 2000.  Irina subsequently earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2004.


Prior to founding The Batrakova Law Office (TBLO) in 2012, Irina was an Immigration Associate at one of the largest business immigration practices in the U.S. of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC in Raleigh, NC, where she was managing the relationships with key corporate clients, providing legal advise and guidance to small, mid-size and Fortune 100 companies on the issues of immigration and compliance.  Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Irina was an Immigration Attorney for with a boutique firm of Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP in Portland, Oregon, where she practiced in the area of employment-based and family-based immigration.


Languages spoken: Russian

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 90%
    11 years
  2. Business: 10%
    11 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Raymond Curtis Alexander

    Irina is a consummate professional and very knowledgeable in her field.


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Contact info

The Batrakova Law Office (TBLO)

5 Centerpointe Drive, Suite 400
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035


WAVoluntarily Resigned200907/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarOregon Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarOregon Super Lawyers2009
International Cultural Service Program ScholarshipPortland State University1995
Freedom Support Act Exchange ParticipantFuture Leaders Exchange Program (Flex) Program, sponsored by the United States Department of State1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyOgletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart2011 - 2012
AttorneySamuels Yoelin Kantor LLP2006 - 2011
AttorneyBrislawn Lofton Gregorek, PLLC2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar, Corporate Counsel SectionChair2014 - Present
Oregon State Bar Advisory Committee on Diversity and InclusionMember2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Advisory Committee MemberAdvisory Committee Member on Refugee and Immigration2009 - 2011
Oregon State Bar, Business Law SectionMember2006 - 2011
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationOregon Chapter Pro Bono Chair2005 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. Department Of Labor: Reopening of Closed Labor CertificationApproved
Administrative Appeals Office: Previously Denied H-1B ApprovalWon the appeal with AAO
J-1 Waiver of the Two-Year Foreign Residence RequirementWaiver Granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Oregon State Bar, Corporate Counsel Section NewsletterLabyrinth of Staying in Compliance: I-9 and E-Verify2011
Portland Business JournalAre you employing illegal aliens? I-9 Compliance and Employer Sanctions Under Federal Immigration Law2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Portland State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Access to JusticeAccess to Justice: Representing Non-English Speaking Clients2015
AILA NW Immigration ConferenceConsular Processing2014
Oregon State Bar, MCLE CommitteeAccessing Justice: Perspective on Serving Oregon Latino, Russian and Vietnamese Communities2013
Reed CollegeH-1B Visa, Cap Gap and STEM Extensions2010
Reed CollegeH-1B Visas and STEM Extension Guidelines2009
Lewis and Clark CollegeH-1B Visas and STEM Extension Guidelines2008