Ms Suzan Kern > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
2200 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW
WASHINGTON DC 20037
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
United States

Work Department

Financial Services, Telecommunications, Labor and Employment, Immigration, EB-5 Immigrant Investor, Latin America

Position

Counsel

Career

Ms. Kern represents businesses and individuals in administrative immigration proceedings before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Department of State.  She helps creative, banking, manufacturing, biotech, and other companies to obtain E, H-1B, H-3, L-1, O-1, and P visas and green cards for key employees and to manage their sponsorship and I-9 compliance programs.  She also devotes more than 100 hours annually to immigration pro bono work through direct client representation and mentoring other attorneys.  She coordinates the Washington office’s signature pro bono project at the Montgomery County Family Justice Center in Rockville, Maryland, which helps victims of domestic violence obtain immigration relief.  Ms. Kern is a contributing author to the Hunton Andrews Kurth Immigration Law Blog.

Languages

Spanish

Memberships

Admitted to District of Columbia and Texas Bars

Education

  • JD, The University of Texas School of Law, honors; Dean’s Achievement Award, Mexican Law; Best Memo, Legal Writing, 2002
  • BA, Spanish/Translation & Interpretation, The University of Texas at El Paso, highest honors, 1987

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Immigration

Led out of its Washington DC office, the team at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP handles global immigration mandates, sponsorship issues and compliance work for domestic and international corporates. Jointly managed by veteran professional Ian Band and business immigration expert Adam Rosser; the team is active in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals and retail sectors, advising clients on temporary work visas, including H-1B, O-1, and permanent residence matters through PERM. Counsel Suzan Kern handles green card applications for employers and maintains a busy pro-bono immigration practice. At the associate level, Sara Harlow advises on family-based immigration matters whilst Lieselot Whitbeck in Miami is the contact for global workforce transfers.