ABOUT THE LOGO
CHARLES W. PLEY, J.D.
DAVID M. MORRIS, ESQ
ELISE BELL, BA, LL.B.,
CHRISTY JONES, BA, LL.B.,
LESLEY LOVE, B.A., LL.B.,
ZEHRA AKBAR, LL.B.,
RONIT SHARMA, B. COM.
CHRISTINA COLEMAN, J.D., B.A., M.A., M. PHIL, OF COUNSEL
ANNA M. DI STASIO, C.J.C, J.D., B.A., B.SC., OF COUNSEL
CHRIS MORRISON, BA, RCIC
LAURA CLENCH, B.A., RCIC
JEVON WHITE, B.A. DIP FIN, RCIC
David M. Morris is "of counsel" to the firm and manages our correspondent Washington-DC office, Visa Law Group. He is a respected national lawyer in the United States in the business immigration field. He holds a particular emphasis in the representation of clients involved in the areas of investment, life sciences, and information technology. For more than 20 years, Mr. Morris has regularly represented domestic and multinational businesses, as well as professionals, in a wide range of immigration and visa matters.
He has been a regularly invited speaker on EB-5 investor visa law topics – including national conferences sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Immigration Law Weekly (ILW) the leading immigration daily journal. See recent highlights below*.
In general, his immigration insights have been noted on MSNBC television, DC 101 radio, and an array of professional journals and newspapers such as The Labor Lawyer, the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Journal, the Immigration Advisor, a national journal for human resource managers, the Baltimore Sun, the Boston Herald, the Maryland Daily Record, the Washington Technology Journal, the Immigration Policy & Law Journal, and other publications. Mr. Morris frequently lectures on expedited visa sponsorship strategies, employer immigration compliance programs, and various other immigration related topics for a wide variety of public and private organizations. Prior to founding the firm of McNary, Morris & Smalley (later transformed into the Visa Law Group) Mr. Morris served as the leader of the Immigration Law Section at Baker & Hostetler, one of the largest law firms in the United States.
* David Morris Highlights
David Morris selected for as one of only 10 lawyers to serve on AILA’s National EB-5 Investor Visa Committee for 2010-2011 term. The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of over 11,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law.
David M. Morris, Esq. selected to serve as Discussion Leader for 3-Part Conference Series “EB-5 Investor Options for Experts” hosted by ILW.com, the nation’s leading immigration publisher.
David Morris, Esq. co-authored article “Realizing the Economic-developmment Goals of EB5 Through an Integrated Targeted Employment Area Definition” in Bender’s Immigration Bulletin (Vol. 14, No 20. Oct 15, 2009). The key enhancement introduced in the article now appears in U.S. Congressman Polis bill seeking to modify EB-5 visa program.
David M. Morris, Esq. was interviewed for Sunday's The Washington Post article "Immigrants Invest in U.S. Businesses in Exchange For Visas" exploring the EB-5 investor visa (Green Card) program. (January 10, 2010).
EB-5 Investor Visa News: David Morris, Esq. of Visa Law Group was selected to serve as a distinguished speaker in three presentations covering advanced topics in EB-5 law. On October 19th, David was a co-panelist on “Deconstructing AAO Precedent Decisions” in the “Advanced Issues” portion of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) first ever EB-5 investor Conference held in San Francisco. On December 17th, David was a panelist on the “Investors for Experts” national EB-5 seminar hosted by ILW, the leading immigration law publisher of Immigration Daily. On December 9th, David was a co-speaker on “Investor Options for Beginners” also hosted by ILW.
David Morris was Conference Co-Organizer, AILA 2011 Special Topics Conference.
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