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Founder, Allen Orr Jr. has over 13 years of US and global immigration experience with the immigration practice of one of the largest international law firms. Mr. Orr is the recipient of the 2009 Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award – for contributions made in the immigration law field and specifically for his work with the Young Lawyers Division American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Mr. Orr’s accomplishments for clients include the following:

·         Managed an I-9 compliance audit for a Fortune 10 company which involved review and analysis of all immigration records relating to its 250,000 employees.

·         Represented a coalition of IT companies before the U.S. Department of Labor seeking to reform various practices in the labor certification process and advocating changes in the agency’s proposed “PERM” rule.

·         Assisted employers in settling civil and criminal investigations into certain immigration-related employment practices.        

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEECHES
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Publications

•        Senior Editor, Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook, 2005-06 Edition; 2006-07 Edition; 2007-08 Edition; 2008-09 Edition; 2009-10 Edition

•        Co-Author, “H, L, and E Visas: Solutions in a Small Business Context,” Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook, 2005-06 Edition

•        Associate Editor, American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) Global Immigration Guide: A Country-by-Country Survey, April 2005 

Speeches & Presentations

•        “The Economy and Nonimmigrant Visas—Does Your NIV Holder Require a Bailout?,” 2011 AILA Midyear CLE Conference, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, January 2011

•        “PERManently Vexing,” 13th Annual AILA New York Chapter Immigration Law Symposium, New York, New York, December 2010

•        “Becoming a Pit Boss: Controlling Your NIV Responses to RFEs, NOIDs, and NOIRs,” AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2009

•        “Non-Immigrant Visas, Part 2,” AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Vancouver, Canada, June 2008

•        “Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions,” AILA Education Department Audio Seminar, May 2008

•        “Ask the Expert,” Worldwide ERC Global Workforce Symposium, Denver, Colorado, October 2007

•        “Fundamentals Curriculum,” AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Orlando, Florida, June 2007

•        “Nuts and Bolts of Preparing a PERM Application for Newer Practitioners,” AILA Web Seminar, December 2006

•        “Solutions in a Small Business Context,” AILA’s 2005 Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2005

•        “Nonimmigrant Visas,” Fundamentals of Immigration Law Practice Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2005

•        “Thinking Beyond Borders,” 2004 Global Immigration Summit, AILA Conference, New York, New York, October 2004

•        “H-1B for Newer Practitioners” Teleconference, Washington D.C., September 2004

•        “ID and I-9’s: Keeping the Employer and Employee in Compliance,” AILA’s 2003 Annual Conference on Immigration Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 2003

•        “Immigrant Visas: Employment-Based,” AILA Basics of Immigration Law Practice Conference, Washington D.C., October 2003 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
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•        AILA Board of Governors (2008)

•        Chair, AILA National New Members Division (2008)

•        Steering Committee member, AILA National New Members Division (2001-2008)

•        Vice Chair, AILA National New Members Division (2007)

•        Chair, AILA National Teleconference (2005-2006)

•       Vice Chair for In-House Counsel Committee, ABA Young Lawyers Division (2002-2005)

•        National Co-Chair, AILA Immigration Basic Conference (2002) 

EDUCATION

•        B.A., Philosophy, Morehouse College (1995)

•        J.D., Howard University (1998)

BAR ADMISSIONS:

•        United States Supreme Court

•        District of Columbia

•        Virginia