Adam Rosen, Attorney

Adam Rosen is a Member of the Murthy Law Firm. He represents employers and individuals in a range of nonimmigrant visa cases, including H1B, L-1 and E-2, as well as other, more complex matters before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of State. Adam’s experience also includes helping clients with permanent resident (commonly, green card) cases before the U.S. Department of Labor and USCIS. Adam enjoys helping clients with their motions and appeals to USCIS, and has represented a number of clients at the Administrative Appeals Office in complex employment-based cases. The range of matters in which Adam represents our clients includes: ability to pay and foreign education equivalency issues in I-140 petitions, nunc pro tunc cases for H1B and H-4 status, nonimmigrant status issues including specialty occupation, employer-employee relationships, and specialized knowledge, and adjustment-of-status issues, such as AC21 permanent portability and the no-fault exception to the status maintenance requirement. Adam also represents clients before U.S. consulates in nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications. He has been actively involved in the national American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Washington D.C. Chapter for several years.

Prior to joining Murthy Law Firm, Adam practiced immigration law in New York City, representing clients in the commercial communications industry on immigration matters that included family-based cases.

Representative Experience

  • Succeeded in overturning education equivalency and ability-to-pay denials at Administrative Appeals Office
  • Represented Fortune 500 corporation in demonstrating education equivalency for multiple workers of Indian education in I-140 Petitions
  • Conducted internal audits for corporate clients of labor condition application and I-9 compliance and record keeping
  • Successfully challenged attempted rescission of green card for client who ported using AC21 permanent portability
  • Prepared successful application to Department of State for certification of national nonprofit as a new exchange visitor program

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • B.A., Political Science and History, Binghamton University
  • Admitted to the Bars of New York and Maryland
  • Admitted to U.S. District Courts of Maryland and D.C.

 Memberships & Professional Accomplishments

  • 2007-2008 Education / Conference Committee Co-Chair of the Year Award
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Publications & Lectures

  • BALCA Overrules Long-Standing HealthAmerica Precedent, Notice and Comment, A Blog by the Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice, American Bar Association (June 20, 2013)
  • Co-Author, AILA Comments on Proposed Changes to USCIS Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion (21.May.2013)
  • Speaker, PERM Trends – What’s the Latest Flavor? Audio Seminar, AILA (02.May.2013)
  • A New Development in the Zone of Interest: The I-140 Beneficiary and Federal Court Standing, Immigration & Naturalization Law Committee Newsletter, ABA International Law Section (Summer 2012)
  • Educational Alchemy and the Irrelevance of Matter of Shah: The Foreign Equivalence of a Three-Year Foreign Bachelor’s Degree Despite the 1997 UNSCO Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region, 13 Bender’s Immigr. Bull. 1153 (15.Sep.2008)
  • Deriving the Meaning of a Labor Certification: Why ‘Equivalent’ Education Can Differ from a Foreign Educational Equivalent, 16 Bender’s Immigr. Bull. 90 (15.Jan.2011)
  • Speaker, Paralegal Series, Part I: The Paralegal’s Role in Drafting the H1B Petition, Web Seminar, AILA (14.Apr.2011)
  • Speaker, The Impact of Immigration Law: What Every Lawyer Should Know: Part II, 2010 ABA Administrative Law Conference (05.Nov.2010)
  • Speaker, CSPA & Priority Date Retention, Web Seminar, AILA (08.Dec.2009)
  • Speaker, PERM for Experts: Drafting a Proper ETA-9089, Session 2, ILW.com (01.Apr.2009)
  • Speaker, Education Equivalency & Ability to Pay, PERM/I-140 Workshop, AILA D.C. Chapter New Member Division (20.Feb.2009)
  • Speaker, Ethics & Practical Considerations of Business Immigration: Operating a Seaworthy Ship, 2007 AILA DC Chapter Spring Conference (20.Apr.2007)
  • Speaker, Solving Problems and Issues Relating to AC21, 2011 AILA National Conference on Immigration Law (17.Jun.2011)
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