Our Firm

The founder of the firm, Allen Orr, Jr. has over 13 years of U.S. and global 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 of the 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; and assisted employers in settling civil and criminal investigations into certain immigration-related employment practices.

 

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEECHES

 

Publications

Senior Editor, Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook, 2005-06 Edition, 2006-07 Edition, 2007-08 Edition, 2008-09 Edition, and 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 Mid-year 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, NOID's and NOIR's," AILA's Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2009

 "Non-Immigrant Visas, Part 2," AILA's Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Vancouver, Canada, June 2008

 "Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions," AILA's Education Department Audio Seminar, May 2008

 "Ask the Expert," Worldwide ERC Global Workforce Symposium, Denver, Colorado, October 2007

 "Fundamentals Curriculum," AILA's 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 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 DC, September 2004

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

 "Immigrant Visas: Employment-based," AILA Basics of Immigration Law Practice Conference, Wahington DC, October 2003

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

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

 

 

 

 

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