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NEENA DUTTA is a seasoned immigration practitioner, with a focus on corporate immigration.  She represents a wide variety of employers who wish to sponsor individuals, as well as, teams of employees, advising them on business-related immigration matters involving the recruitment, hiring, transfer, and retention of foreign nationals in the United States. she has experience with the intersection of immigration and employment law, including I-9 audits, Department of Labor issues and employee handbooks. As well as business immigration, she has experience with family based cases and appeals. Ms. Dutta has also represented Pro Bono clients in asylum, deportation and special immigrant juvenile cases.

Ms. Dutta is admitted to practice in the States of New York and New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Ms. Dutta graduated from Seattle University in 1997, and earned her Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School in 2003.

Ms. Dutta has served on numerous elected and appointed positions: she is currently serving as part of the Executive Committee of the AILA NY Chapter, currently as the Secretary (2012-2013), formerly as the Treasurer (2011-2012). As a member of the Executive Committee, she regularly meets with government officials from Homeland Security including the District Director’s Office from U.S.C.I.S., Customs and Border Patrol, and representatives from the Service Centers. She served as Co-Chair of the AILA Corporate Practice Committee (2009-2011), and a former Member of the AILA Department of Labor Committee (2008-2009).

One of the industries which Ms. Dutta has extensive experience is the hospitality industry, in particular with luxury, boutique hotels and restaurants, managing their immigration needs. Specifically, Ms. Dutta’s experience with nonimmigrant visas range from visas as J-1s, H-1Bs, L-1s and O-1s, for the positions of General Managers, Front Office, Executive Housekeeping and Chefs. Ms. Dutta has worked with several hotels to sponsor their employees for green cards. Ms. Dutta has worked with individuals from all over the world and provided hotels and restaurants with cross-border solutions.

Seattle University (B.A. 1997)
New York Law School (J.D. 2003)

New York
New Jersey

“Bringing Grandma and Grandpa to the U.S.” December Conference Handbook, AILA December Symposium 2012
“Hospitality Immigration Compliance: Making Sure You Aren’t Stuck Between A Rock and A Hard Place,” Hospitality Law Conference Handbook, 2.1.2011
Green Card, New Jersey Law Journal, 12.8.2008
“Employment Based Green Cards: From Here to Eternity”, 12.8.2008
“Is the H-1B for You?,” Newsletter issued by the French Consulate,
Quoted in “Why Pro Bono?” brochure for AILA’s Pro Bono Committee,
“Volunteers for E-Verify,” Bloomberg Law Reports, 2008,
“Green Card,” Bloomberg, 2008

Speaking Engagements
AILA NY Chapter December Symposium, Family Based, 12.3.2012
AILA NY PERM, Choose Your Own Adventure, 3.5.2012
AILA NY Chapter December Symposium, PERM,12.1.2011
AILA Labor Certifications, PERM,5.17.2011
AILA Export Controls Regulations Moderator,3.7.2011
Hospitality Immigration Compliance: Making Sure You Aren’t Stuck Between A Rock and A
Hard Place – Hospitality Lawyer’s Conference, Houston, TX,2.10.2011
I-9 Compliance and E-Verify – DHCC,9.29.2010
Breaking Through the Barriers – Columbia University School of Social Work,4.8.2010
Department of Labor Committee AILA Meeting – PERM 101,2.11.2010
Ethics – AILA Chapter Meeting,11.1.2009
PLI Philadelphia Developing a Mixed-Use Luxury Resort Outside the US, September 2008
Temple University,9.1.2008
AILA Business 101,5.15.2008
Citizenship Day 2009 and 2010,
Moderator: I-9 Enforcement in March 1st and 9th, 2010,
NYU – on behalf of NYSBA, Global Strategies,
MDMC CLE Defending Employers in 2009: How Employers Should Respond Given Recent
Economic, Legislative, and Regulatory Changes

Email : ndutta@duttalawfirm.com