Brenda Oliver joined the Firm in April 2011, having worked for 11 years with a large Am Law 100 firm. Brenda provides advice and counsel to U.S. based and foreign employers to facilitate transfers of high level and special skilled employees to the United States.
She has been assisting clients in obtaining nonimmigrant visas, as well as immigrant visas and permanent residency based on employment and/or family sponsorship. She assists clients with preparation of and guidance in the process of nonimmigrant visa petitions, employment-based permanent residency petitions and labor certification applications.
She provides advice on I-9 compliance and assisting with company audits to ensure compliance with U.S. employment authorization practices.
Additional representations have included assisting clients with outbound visa matters, citizenship and naturalization issues, obtaining OCS exemptions, preparation for consular processing and general advice and counsel regarding immigration law.
Brenda works pro bono with the Polaris Project to assist trafficking victims to obtain T visas and adjustment of status. Brenda speaks English and Spanish.
- Assisted clients with obtaining OCS exemptions from the US Coast Guard and helping their employees obtain B-1 OCS visas
- Assisted clients with resolving name check issues and security issues with US Customs and Border Protection
- William & Mary School of Law | J.D., 1997
- University of California, Berkeley | B.A., 1994
Bar Admissions: Maryland, District of Columbia
Court Admissions: U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
- Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
- Chair-Elect for the AILA DC Chapter, 2010-2011
- Vice-Chair for the AILA DC Chapter, 2009-2010
- Secretary for the AILA DC Chapter, 2008-2009
- Treasurer for the AILA-DC Chapter, 2007-2008
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