Elizabeth (Liz) LaRocca, who heads Steptoe’s Immigration practice, has represented multinational corporations and individuals in immigration matters for more than 20 years. Liz specializes in managing corporate immigration compliance programs and regularly advises businesses regarding the cross-border movement of executives, managers, and technical personnel.
Liz has significant experience in PERM labor certifications and employment-based adjustments as well as treaty investors, individuals of extraordinary ability, skilled workers and other professional employees with or without advanced degrees.
Liz has broad experience assisting clients with family-based immigration, challenging naturalization applications, criminal issues and waivers. She regularly represents clients at United States Consulates abroad and before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Liz’s ability to balance business reality with regulatory requirements is also highly valued. When advising clients, Liz presents creative solutions, offers best practices and identifies issues long before they become problematic.
She also advises businesses on compliance and risk management. She develops and manages I-9 compliance training and assists clients during immigration-related government investigations, audits or internal reviews. Liz also conducts immigration due diligence for corporate transactions.
Where appropriate, Liz also works with her Steptoe colleagues to addresses complex business transactions, tax planning, deemed export control license matters, merger/acquisitions and compliance issues as they relate to US immigration.
Bar & Court Admissions:
- District of Columbia
- J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law, 1994
- B.A., Tulane University, 1988
- American University of Rome, Spring 1987, Art History
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