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.

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  • Temple University Beasley School of Law (J.D.)
  • State University of New York at Buffalo (Ed.M.)
  • Southern Illinois University – Carbondale (M.S.Ed.)
  • Binghamton University (B.A.)


  • Pennsylvania
  • New York


  • Klasko 2015 Annual Spring Seminar,EB-1A, EB-1B, NIW, and O, April 22, 2015
  • Immigration Options for Scholars and Researchers, Drexel University, April 9, 2015
  • Immigration Options for Scholars and Researchers, Duke University, March 26, 2015
  • Post Student Years – Immigration Options, Duke University, March 26, 2015
  • International Students: Transition from Campus to the Workplace, Arcadia University, February 19, 2015
  • U.S. Immigration Options for the Canadian MBA: Options for Employment, Wharton Canada Club, February 12, 2015
  • J-1 Waivers for Academics, Drexel University, February 10, 2015
  • International Students: Transition from Campus to the Workplace, Temple University, November 18, 2014
  • Immigration Options for Scholars and Researchers, Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs, University of Pennsylvania, October 28, 2014
  • Employment-Based Immigration, Rutgers University-Camden School of Law, Immigration Law Course, February 2013
  • Introduction to the F and J Visas, Community College of Philadelphia, Immigration Law for Paralegals course, November 2012
  • Introduction to the F and J Visas, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Immigration Law Forum (CLE), September 2012
  • Dealing with Tricky L-1 RFEs, AILA Philadelphia Chapter, Annual CLE Conference, March 2012
  • Recent Updates in Business Immigration, Updates and Trends in Employment Law, Blank Rome LLP CLE Conference for In-House Counsel, January 2009
  • F-1, J-1, and M-1: an Introduction to Students and Scholars, AILA Philadelphia Chapter, Ask the Experts Series, December, 2006
  • Sending the Alphabet Abroad: International Students Participating in Study Abroad Programs, NAFSA Region X and Region VIII Bi-Regional Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, November 2005
  • Beyond Advising (Table Moderator), NAFSA Region X and Region VIII Bi-Regional Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, November 2005
  • In Hot Water: The Implications of Criminal Actions on International Student and Scholar Status, NAFSA Region VIII Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 2004
  • FSA Career Forum, NAFSA Region VIII Conference, Portsmouth, VA, November 2003
  • Emerging Realities in International Student Affairs, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Buffalo, NY, June, 2002
  • Professional Development Program: J-1 for Beginners (Table Moderator) NAFSA National Conference, Philadelphia, PA, May 2001
  • The Lucy Booth: A Q&A Session for Beginner Advisors, NAFSA Region VIII Conference, Richmond, VA, November, 2000
  • Staff Exchanges: New Frontiers for Campus Internationalization, NAFSA National Conference, Denver, CO, May 1999
  • The Buffalo Media: Reflecting or Shaping Our Community? (Poster presentation) NAFSA National Conference, Denver, CO, May 1999
  • Basics of F-1 Advising (Panelist) NAFSA PDP Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1999
  • International? Foreign? Exchange? Who are they and how do they matriculate into U.S. colleges? OPINFORM, State University of New York College at Cortland, Cortland, NY, October, 1998
  • Collaborative Programming, NAFSA Region X Conference, Buffalo, NY, October, 1996
  • Advising Undecided International Students (Poster session) NAFSA National Conference, Phoenix, AZ, June 1996
  • Diversity: News from Abroad, E Pluribus Unum: A Conference on Diversity, Buffalo, NY, April 1996
  • Perspectives on Postwar Japan (Session Chair) New York Conference on Asian Studies, Buffalo, NY, September 1995