Murthy Success Story: Rapid NIW Approval

MurthyDotCom and MurthyBulletin readers have been provided previously with examples of National Interest Waiver (NIW) and Extraordinary Ability (EA) cases filed by the Murthy Law Firm that received approvals. Our firm also received an NIW approval remarkable for its speed. The case was approved just one month after filing. This is quite unusual and we are very pleased, as is our client. The substance of the case follows. It is an example of the types of proof and the arguments that have helped the Murthy Law Firm obtain approvals in NIW cases for many of our clients. As always, we never share any case-specific details without explicit permission from the client/s.

Field of NIW Work

Our client conducted leading work in the field of Free Radical Chemistry. The research focused on biosynthetic studies of potential anticancer compounds. Cancer research generally can be shown to be in the national interest, as the development of new cancer treatments is a high research priority in the United States. Our client conducted important research on free radicals, which are potentially harmful atoms or molecules within the body. Free radicals react with body chemicals and can cause disease, including cancer and immune-deficiency diseases. We argued that this individual’s research is of substantial benefit to the health of U.S. citizens and to the U.S. economy, as evidenced by research funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Documentary Evidence Submitted with NIW Filing

Our firm submitted reference letters on our client’s behalf from U.S. and international universities and private institutions. These expert opinion letters stated, in sum, that our client is considered an international leader in the field, who has made substantial contributions to the field of cancer research. Nine publications were authored by this individual, including articles in leading journals and invited book chapters. Our client presented research at prestigious conferences, including the highly-select Gordon Research Conferences. We were able to show that other researchers are building upon our client’s important and essential research findings, as demonstrated by more than seventy favorable citations to the work that has been done. This scientist is also a member of several professional organizations related to the field, including Phi Lambda Upsilon and the American Chemical Society.


We at the Murthy Law Firm would like to thank our client for agreeing to share this information with MurthyDotCom and MurthyBulletin readers. Our diligence in preparing this case prior to the EB2 retrogression was rewarded with a remarkably prompt NIW approval.

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