Olga provides efficient and detail-oriented support to clients with immigration matters.

Overview

Olga helps U.S. employers hire and retain foreign national employees. In addition to securing nonimmigrant work visas and employment-based green cards for employees, she helps clients craft corporate immigration compliance strategies and global mobility solutions.

A multilingual attorney, Olga helps clients secure H, L, O, J, P, TN and E visas for employees across diverse industries, including energy, transportation, architecture, mining, insurance, IT, education and manufacturing. Her practice encompasses the full range of corporate immigration services for clients, including Labor Certification Applications, immigrant visa petitions, 1-9/E-Verify compliance, and the like. In her companion practice as an energy attorney, she helps clients with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) compliance issues and transactions relating to the development and financing of renewable energy projects.

Experience

Olga assists corporate clients in securing work visas for highly talented foreign national employees, and advising hiring managers and individuals on B-1/B-2 rules and visa waiver programs. This includes preparing a variety of immigrant visa petitions including multinational manager/executive petitions, extraordinary ability/outstanding researcher petitions, national interest waivers and adjustment of status applications.

Her counseling work with clients includes I-9/E-Verify compliance programs and self-audits. She also represents clients during U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement I-9 investigations.

Olga advises clients on the immigration-related impacts of mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring.

In her energy practice, Olga guides clients through FERC compliance issues and NERC reliability standards, as well as required annual government reports and related filings. Her energy transactional work includes the representation of a lessee of an interest in a coal-fired plant in a sale-leaseback transaction and $100 million financing, and negotiating a $204 million purchase and sale agreement in a separate transaction.

A native Russian speaker, Olga assists low-income clients pro bono with family-based petitions, U visas, T visas, DACA applications, SIJ petitions and naturalizations. She has been awarded multiple times for her legal service to the indigent.

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Speaking Engagements

Recognitions

Recognitions

2011 Pro Bono Service to the Indigent Award, Legal Clinic Volunteer of the Year Award

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association, Immigration Section

Minnesota State Bar Association, Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Admissions

  • Minnesota

Education

Hamline University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2007

  • Hamline Law Review, Staff member and associate editor, 2005-2007

University of Wisconsin-River Falls, B.A., senior honors, Political Science

  • Phi Beta Kappa
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