Liz is a successful, experienced and agile immigration attorney assisting Fortune 500, fast growth companies and educational institutions in navigating the complexities and nuances of corporate U.S. immigration law and compliance.
Liz provides tailored corporate immigration programs with temporary and permanent immigration options, as well as immigration compliance programs, including I-9 audits and training for HR personnel.
Liz understands the dynamic hiring environment in which her clients operate. She works with clients to obtain temporary work visas (H-1B, L-1, O, P, TN, E-1, E-2 and R visas) and permanent placement options (EB-1, Outstanding Researcher, Extraordinary Ability, Multinational Manager, National Interest waivers and PERM labor certifications), in addition to counseling on individual consular processing and naturalization.
Liz understands how to structure successful visa applications, and is well versed in overcoming challenges to PERM filings as she counsels clients on the best road to success in recruitment and hiring.
She is a frequent speaker and author on immigration issues and presented most recently to the Association of Corporate Counsel in Phoenix on visas, travel and green card processing.
Liz was selected the join the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, which includes in-house counsel from Microsoft, Disney and other leading companies and national law firms.
Liz is a community leader and advocate for diversity and inclusion. She is active in numerous bar associations, and was awarded the South Asian Network Community Allay Award for her direct pro bono legal assistance to South Asian victims of domestic abuse.
Born in India, Liz is a naturalized U.S. citizen, and was named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona by AZ Business magazine in 2018. She has also been listed since 2013 in Best Lawyers in America®.
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"Giving a Boost to the Little Guy: Strategies for Advising Small and Emerging Businesses," American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2019
"Alternatives to H-1B Visas: 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For'," American Immigration Lawyers Association Mid-Winter Conference, Indian Wells, CA, January 2019
"How Employers Can Successfully Navigate the Fast & Furious Immigration Pitfalls & Administrative Obstacles for Visas, International Travel & Green Card Processing," Association of Corporate Counsel – Arizona Chapter, September 2018
Presenter, "Immigration Update: What Arizona Business Owners, In-House Counsel, and Employment Lawyers Need to Know," Arizona State Bar, February 2018
Co-Presenter, "Trends in L-1 Adjudications and RFEs: The Crying Game," 30th Annual AILA California Chapters Conference, November 2017
"Employment Immigration and Worksite Enforcement Practice and Updates Discussion," State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention, June 2017
"Pre and Post PERM Filing Challenges: Improving Your Odds of Success," American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, June 2017
"Immigration Site Investigations by the Fraud Detection and National Security Division of USCIS: Are you prepared?," Association of Corporate Counsel, Arizona Chapter, April 2017
"Immigration Updates-Post Election," State Bar of Arizona Spring Training for Lawyers, March 2017
"Employment Based Immigration in a Trump World," Arizona AILA Regional Spring Conference, Tucson, March 2017
"Employment Based immigration," Arizona State Bar, Minority Bar Conference, 2016
"PERM Labor Certification: Recruitment," American Immigration Lawyers Association National AILA Conference, Las Vegas, 2016
"Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing," American Immigration Lawyers Association, Fundamentals Conference, Miami, FL, 2015
"The ABC's of Marriage based Cases," American Immigration Lawyers Association, National AILA Conference, National Harbor, MD, 2015
"Overview of Government Immigration Agencies," American Immigration Lawyers Association, National AILA Conference, Boston, 2014
"Annual Employment and Labor Law Fall Seminar," State Bar of Arizona, Sedona, 2014
Immigration Speaker, "I9 and EVerify Best Practices," American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) - Arizona Chapter, Phoenix, 2013
"Pre and Post PERM Filing Challenges: Improving Your Odds of Success," American Immigration Lawyers Association, June 2017
"PERM Labor Certification: Recruitment," American Immigration Lawyers Association, June 2016
"Your Immigration Section," Arizona Attorney Magazine, August 2009
Named one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona” by AZ Business Magazine, 2018
Phoenix Best Lawyers®, "Immigration Lawyer of the Year", 2017
Named one of the "Most Impactful Minority Business Leaders" by AzBusiness Magazine, 2017
The Best Lawyers in America®, 2013-2020
American Immigration Lawyers Association Gold Award for AILA - Arizona Chapter as Executive Member, 2013-2014
Arizona's Finest Lawyers
Corporate Int'l Magazine Legal Award for "Immigration Law Firm of the Year in Arizona," 2010, 2014 and 2016
Mayor's Public Service Award, City of Monterey Park in recognition for the instructional video, "U.S. Citizenship: A Guide to the Naturalization Process," February 2004
South Asian Network Community Ally Award in recognition for direct legal assistance to South Asian victims of domestic abuse, June 2002
Professional & Civic Activities
Professional & Civic Activities
USCIS Service Center Operations Liaison Committee, CSC Subcommittee
Greater Phoenix Chamber, 2018 ATHENA Awards Program Selection Committee
American Bar Association (ABA), 2012-Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) - Arizona Chapter
- Chair, 2013-2014
- Vice-Chair, 2012-2013
- Treasurer, 2011-2012
- Executive Board Committee, 2011-2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association, member in Arizona, Northern California and Oregon, 2003-Present
Arizona Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2005-Present
Arizona South Asian for Safe Families, Board member, 2014-Present
Arizona State Bar, Immigration Section
- Executive Council, 2007-2015
- SABA Treasurer, 2009-2015
Arizona Women Lawyers Association, 2010-Present
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2003-Present
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 2011-Present
South Asian Bar Association of Arizona, Treasurer, 2009-Present
South Asian Helpline And Referral Agency (SAHARA), Board Member