Mintz is pleased to announce that Susan Cohen, Member and Chair of the firm’s Immigration Practice, has been recognized by the National Law Journal as an Immigration Trailblazer. The Trailblazer special issue honors those individuals who have made a mark on their respective areas. Ms. Cohen is among those whose work in the immigration field earned recognition in this inaugural issue published August 1, 2018.
Ms. Cohen is the founder of the firm’s Immigration Practice. The group is composed of 12 attorneys and 18 immigration specialists and assistants who service the immigration needs of the firm’s existing corporate and individual clients, and of new clients who choose the firm precisely for its knowledge in the field of immigration and nationality law.
Ms. Cohen has been actively involved in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) for over three decades and has chaired and co-chaired a wide range of national AILA committees, including the National Planning Committee for AILA’s Annual Immigration Law Conference. She has authored and contributed to numerous AILA publications and reference books, and has served on the review board for AILA periodicals. In addition, Ms. Cohen has co-chaired the ABA’s Immigration and Nationality Law Committee and has served as the ABA’s liaison to the Department of Labor on immigration-related issues. She is also President of the Board of Directors of the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project.
Ms. Cohen was involved in contributing to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations implementing the Immigration Act of 1990, the Department of Labor regulations implementing changes to the H-1B visa category as a result of the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998, and the Department of Labor PERM labor certification regulations issued in 2004. She also advised the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in drafting the legislation which resulted in the Massachusetts Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) program and co-chairs the Commonwealth’s GEIR Working Group.
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