Rana Jazayerli, Phillips Lytle Special Counsel

Rana Jazayerli

Special Counsel
Washington, DC
(202) 617-2711
rjazayerli@phillipslytle.com
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Ms. Jazayerli provides counsel on all areas of U.S. immigration law, with a focus on employment-based visas, counseling employers on a broad range of immigration matters, including the hiring of foreign nationals under temporary employment visa categories such as H-1Bs and L-1As. She also advises employers on proper I-9 form compliance and the use of the federal E-Verify employment authorization program.

In addition, Ms. Jazayerli has extensive expertise in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor visa program, providing assistance to individuals seeking U.S. permanent residency through investment, and U.S. companies seeking EB-5 Regional Center designation to allow them to finance job creating projects.

Admitted to Practice

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Education

  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • American University, School of Communication, M.A., 2002
  • Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S., 1992

Languages

  • Arabic

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Association to Invest In the USA (IIUSA)
    • Compliance Committee

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Assisting U.S.-based companies with obtaining Regional Center certification from USCIS to allow them to accept investments from foreign nationals seeking U.S. residency under the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program.
  • Representing numerous individual investors to obtain U.S. residency through employment-creating investment in the U.S.
  • Representing multi-billion dollar private equity company to establish U.S. offices headed by employees from the company’s home office.

Present Activities

  • Invest In the USA (IIUSA), Compliance Committee, Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington, D.C. Chapter, Member
    • Annual Conference Committee, Former Member
    • National Day of Action Committee, Former Member