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Angel Feng

Special Counsel

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+1.617.348.1866

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Angel focuses her practice on business immigration matters and related compliance issues. She works with employers in designing and defining corporate immigration programs and policies, and in structuring short and long-term visa strategies for management, professional and specialized skill foreign employees.  She also advises employers on discipline, suspension and/or termination of visa sponsored employees and litigation prevention measures; and counsels clients on employment eligibility verification, I-9, and E-verify compliance and employer defense in ICE audits, and worksite investigations.    

Angel’s expertise includes developing visa strategies during M&A transactions (reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, divestments, etc.) and minimizing a transaction’s impact on key employees.

She has extensive experience in obtaining non-immigrant work visas and employment-based immigrant visas, including H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, E-3, TN, P-1, O-1, E-1, E-2, PERM, EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 categories.

As a regular contributor to Mintz’s immigration blog, Angel often provides employers with insight on immigration-related developments that may affect their businesses and offers tips for responding to government agency activities, such as Department of Homeland Security worksite visits and inspections.

Prior to joining Mintz, Angel was senior counsel at a law firm in New York where she advised on corporate immigration strategies. She has also served as an Assistant Vice President & Counsel at Fortune 100 financial company where she oversaw all immigration and employment matters. Angel has practiced as an attorney at various national and regional law firms, as well as non-profits, where she has provided immigration and employment law counseling as well as employment litigation representation.

Angel has been recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of Employment: Immigration as a “Next Generation Lawyer” and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and several other professional organizations. She is a director and a past president of the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association and has served on the Connecticut Bar Association’s diversity committee, on the board of the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association, and on the task force of the Asian Pacific American Coalition.

She is fluent in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese.

Education

  • American University (JD)
  • University of California - Irvine (BA)

Recognition & Awards

  • Named a “Next Generation Lawyer” and recommended by The Legal 500 United States for Labor & Employment: Immigration (2019, 2020)
  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States for Labor & Employment: Immigration (2018)

Involvement

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • James W. Cooper Fellow, Connecticut Bar Association
  • Diversity Committee, Connecticut Bar Association 2011-2012
  • Director and Past President, Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Board Member, Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association 2002-2009
  • The Connecticut Interagency Task Force on Trafficking in Persons, 2005-2007
  • Task Force Member, Asian Pacific American Coalition 2005-2007
  • American Inns of Court, Oliver Ellsworth Chapter, 2003-2004

Languages

- Mandarin

- Spanish

- Taiwanese

Viewpoints

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This alert outlines President Trump’s June 22, 2020 travel ban proclamation, which extends a temporary travel ban announced on April 22, 2020 that restricted certain individuals issued immigrant visas at U.S. consulates from entering the US.
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Given the challenges presented by COVID-19, many businesses must consider large-scale, transformational changes to their operations. As social distancing continues and safety concerns pervade the public consciousness, adjustments to the physical workspace and business travel practices will be necessary to reflect these new considerations. In Part 4 of our COVID-19 Roadmap Series, we outline important planning steps and concerns employers need to consider relating to physical workspaces and business travel.
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Beginning May 1,2020, employers must use the latest edition of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Use of prior editions of the Form I-9 is not permitted.
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USCIS Offices Planning to Reopen on or After June 4

April 27, 2020 | Blog | By Angel Feng

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it is extending its current office closures, and is now preparing to reopen its offices on or after June 4, 2020.
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It’s Time to Prepare for the FY2021 H-1B Visa Filing Season

December 4, 2019 | Alert | By Angel Feng

This alert provides tips for employers preparing for the upcoming FY2021 H-1B cap season and reviews the requirements of the new H-1B registration system.
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Limited Expedited Processing Options for Dependents

July 24, 2019 | Alert | By Angel Feng

This Mintz article describes how recent changes in USCIS visa processing policies may affect dependents of nonimmigrant visa holders.
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Be Prepared: DHS Site Visits on the Rise

August 31, 2018 | Blog | By Angel Feng

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) conducts site visits at the offices of employers who petitioned or are petitioning for temporary work visas on behalf of their employees. These site visits are funded by the $500 “anti-fraud” fee that is a component of the filing fees for H-1B and L-1 petitions.
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Government enforcement activities at businesses have significantly increased this year. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has already conducted 5,200 audits this year compared to 1,360 audits in all of 2017.
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USCIS Revises Form I-9

July 19, 2017 | Blog | By Angel Feng

On July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published another revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. It will be mandatory for employers to use this new version of the form commencing September 18, 2017.
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News & Press

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In the latest guide, Mintz garnered rankings as a top national firm in eight practice areas, and 32 firm attorneys were individually recognized.
Immigration Special Counsel Angel Feng provides commentary in this feature article discussing how attorneys can prepare for the anticipated unprecedented numbers of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement I-9 audits this year.

Events

Speaker
Panelist
Sep
21
2019

NAPABA Northeast Regional / AABANY Fall Conference

Fordham University School of Law, 150 W 62nd St., New York, NY