Jennifer A. Minear
Jennifer is a Director in the Immigration Practice Group. Her practice focuses on employment-based immigration with a particular emphasis on the healthcare sector, including J-1 waiver and green card processing for foreign medical graduates.
Jennifer prepares both immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions and applications on behalf of foreign workers. Her areas of expertise include H-1B and L-1 nonimmigrant petitions, PERM labor certification applications, I-140 immigrant petitions, national interest waiver petitions, and I-485 adjustment of status applications. Jennifer also advises and represents clients on family-based immigration matters, immigrant self-petitions under the Violence Against Women Act, and citizenship applications.
Jennifer has published numerous articles on immigration issues ranging from J-1 waivers to green card options, to prevailing wage requirements. She has spoken, by invitation, at many national conferences and Continuing Legal Education Courses sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association and other groups.
- Virginia Lawyers Media, “Influential Women in Virginia,” 2014
- International Who's Who Corporate Immigration
- Virginia Super Lawyer "Rising Star"
- Virginia Business Legal Elite in Immigration Law
Professional and Community Involvement
- American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA)
- AILA Board of Governors
- AILA Healthcare Professional/Physicians Committee (Chair)
- AILA Department of State Liaison Committee
- International Medical Graduate Taskforce (Chair, Government Agency Liaison Committee)
- Virginia Bar Association
Publications and Presentations
- Panelist, ILW.com Series (2014), "Foreign Physician Immigration Options for Experts"
- Panelist, AILA Rome District Chapter Conference (2012), “Beyond Au Pairs and Camp Counselors: Successful J Visa Practice”
- Panelist & Discussion Leader, AILA CLE (2012), "J-1 Waivers In-Depth"
- Panelist, AILA Conference (2011), "Coping with the H Cap"
- "Threading the Needle: Counseling the International Medical Graduate on options for Lawful Permanent Resident Status," in The Physician Immigration Book (2011)
- Co-author, "How Do You Solve a Problem Like ACWIA?: Prevailing Wage Conundrums for Academics and Researchers," in Immigration Options for Academics and Researchers (2011)
- “Getting the Green Card on the Five Year Plan: National Interest Waivers for Clinical Physicians,” in Immigration Options for Physicians (3rd edition, 2009)
- Co-author, “Clinical J-1 Waivers – A Primer,” in Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook (AILA, 2009-2010 edition)
- Panelist & Discussion Leader, AILA Conference (2009), “Don’t Wager My Waiver: J-1 Waivers for Clinical Physicians”
- Panelist & Discussion Leader, AILA Conference (2009), “Immigration Options for Physicians: Advanced Strategies for Providing Proper Diagnosis and Treatment”
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Richmond, Virginia 23218-0796
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- Cornell Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2001
- University of Maryland (College Park), cum laude, English & History, 1993
- Virginia 2001
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit