About Rana Jazayerli

Rana Jazayerli is an immigration attorney and partner at Phillips Lytle, LLP. She practices at the firm’s Washington, D.C. office in the fields of immigration and international business. Attorney Jazayerli counsels clients in all areas of U.S. immigration law, with an emphasis on employment-based visas. She is extensively experienced in matters involving the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, having assisted both individuals seeking to obtain U.S. permanent residency, and U.S. companies looking to acquire EB-5 regional center designation. She has additionally worked with employers on diverse immigration matters such as proper I-9 form compliance, foreign national employment under visa categories such as L-1As and H-1Bs, and usage of the federal E-Verify authorization program.

Founded in 1834, Phillips Lytle offers a wide range of practice areas. The firm’s immigration practice provides immigration solutions for entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, professionals, non-profit organizations, business owners, and individuals. Prior to joining Phillips Lytle, Attorney Jazayerli served as the chair of the immigration practice group at Dilworth Paxson, where she also specialized in the representation of clients seeking permanent U.S. residency through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.

Attorney Jazayerli is an active member of the D.C. Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), serving on the group’s Annual Conference Committee and the National Day of Action Committee. She is also a member of the Association to Invest in the USA Compliance Committee and has spoken on several panels focusing on EB-5 immigrant investor petitions. Attorney Jazayerli is furthermore an experienced litigator and has filed successful actions in the U.S. District Court while representing clients whose naturalization applications were experiencing prolonged delays.

Having earned her undergraduate degree in 1992 from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Attorney Jazayerli went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law in 1996. She also graduated with her master’s degree from the American University School of Communication in 2002. She is admitted to practice law before the state of New York, the District of Columbia, and the District Court for the District of Columbia. Attorney Jazayerli is fluent in Arabic and English, and regularly advises and represents clients from the Middle East, among those from other locations across the globe.

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