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  • Education
    • J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 1990
    • B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1987
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
    • United States Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Dawn M. Lurie is recognized in the legal community as a sophisticated and forward thinking immigration compliance authority and EB-5 investment strategist. She focuses on visa, workforce, and global mobility issues. Dawn is proud to be considered a trusted partner to corporate clients and is relied on for her ability to spot impending government enforcement trends. Her deftness in balancing business necessity with regulatory reality is also highly valued. When advising clients, Dawn presents creative, yet compliant, solutions and identifies issues long before they become problematic.

Her practice includes a range of cases, from routine to the most complex, involving:

  • Visa processing (including naturalization, residency and security issues)
  • Immigration compliance (including Form I-9 and E-Verify related matters)
  • EB-5 foreign investment (including representation of regional centers, investors, project developers, overseas agent as well as targeted due diligence services)

Dawn has represented clients in the EB-5 program since the early years of the program’s inception, in the 1990s. Her experience has evolved over the last two decades as the EB-5 program progressed from an obscure means of obtaining U.S. residency, to a viable mechanism of funding a significant portion of the capital stack for large-scale projects and infrastructure building across industries. Attending EB-5 Board Hearings in D.C. and participating in the stakeholder conversation process with the agencies for many years, provides her clients with a unique Washington perspective.

Dawn’s Form I-9 and E-Verify experience is nationally recognized. By developing and managing corporate immigration compliance programs, including training and internal audit components, she minimizes exposure and liability, saving her clients millions of dollars. Dawn assists federal government contractors in meeting the FAR mandatory E-Verify compliance rules and flow-down clause. In addition, she regularly advises on immigration compliance issues in mergers, acquisitions, and contracting relationships. She represents companies in Immigration and Customs Enforcement matters and defends those facing government investigations including ones initiated by the DOL or DOS. Her experience also includes representing colleges and universities with SEVIS related issues as well as with routine compliance planning.

Dawn is consistently able to negotiate favorable settlements and resolve even the most adversarial of matters because of her solution oriented approach and her ability to work cohesively with government agencies.

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