Lisa Felix represents corporate and educational clients who seek to hire or transfer foreign employees, as well as foreign individuals seeking employment in the United States as scientists, highly skilled professionals, executives, managers, and artists. She advises employers on immigration compliance, responding to government investigations, and immigration strategy and planning.
Lisa has experience representing individuals in self-sponsored immigration matters based on professional qualifications and business development, as well as personal matters including naturalization, family-based immigration matters, consular processing and asylum claims.
Before practicing as an attorney, Lisa worked extensively in higher education, providing immigration services to students, faculty, researchers, and administrators at the University of Pennsylvania, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and at Southern Illinois University–Carbondale’s branch campus in Niigata, Japan. As a Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer, she advised academic and administrative departments, foreign faculty, and students in the areas of hiring, enrollment, non-resident tax compliance, and academic, cross-cultural and personal concerns.
Lisa is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where she has served as co-chair of the AILA Philadelphia Chapter’s Pro Bono Committee, and on the organizing committee of the chapter’s annual conference. Lisa is a returning member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.