Liz helps Fortune 500 and fast-growing companies, educational institutions and nonprofits thrive by recruiting and hiring the best talent available worldwide.

Overview

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.

Experience

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 last year was named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona by AZ Business magazine. She has also been listed since 2013 in Best Lawyers in America®.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

"How Employers Can Successfully Navigate the Fast & Furious Immigration Pitfalls & Administrative Obstacles for Visas, International Travel & Green Card Processing," Association of Corporate Council – 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 

Publications

"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 

Recognitions

Recognitions

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®, 2013-2017

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

Practices & Industries

Admissions

  • Arizona, 2003

Education

Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 2000

University of California-San Diego, B.A. and B.S., 1997 

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