Emily Katz is an associate* in the firm’s Immigration practice.
Emily works closely with clients to determine short- and long-term visa options. She prepares and files employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions for individuals of extraordinary ability, as well as national interest waivers and applications for adjustment of status, including B-1/B-2, H-1B, O-1, TN, EB-1
Emily is a recent graduate of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she was vice president of the Criminal Law Society. Prior to joining the firm, Emily was a legal clerk at an immigration boutique practice.
*Admitted in New Jersey
Quote I Live By:
Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.
Into Thin Air
Favorite Sports Team:
New York Rangers
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere with a beach!
What I Do When I'm Not Practicing Law:
The U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act reserves a first preference employment-based immigrant visa category for foreign nationals who qualify as aliens of extraordinary ability, outstanding professors, researchers, multinational executives or managers. These individuals have historically benefited from a fast-track path to securing lawful permanent resident status in the United States, known colloquially as the EB-1 immigrant visa category.
On November 8, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals blocked the Trump administration's attempt at ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In response, the Department of Justice asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case, which, if the court agrees, could settle as soon as June 2019.
With the legalization of cannabis in Canada comes a new wave of uncertainty at U.S. ports of entry. In response to Canada's legalization of cannabis, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency released a statement on October 9,
On October 10, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register suggesting changes to the "public charge" rules and how these rules would affect nonimmigrants and immigrants seeking admission to the United States.