About Jan Pederson

EB-5 immigration attorney Jan Pederson, a partner at Wright, Constable & Skeen’s immigration law group, has been recognized as one of Washington, D.C.’s “seven leading lawyers” by the Washington Post. Over the course of her 20 year career of practicing nationality and immigration law, she has represented thousands of those navigating through the immigration process, including investors, Fortune 500 companies, entertainers, renowned physicians, healthcare providers and television networks. Attorney Pederson pursues resolutions for her clients that go beyond mere immigration law and has even sought assistance from Congress and the White House, if needed. She has, in particular, been a prominent advocate for J-1 physicians’ rights, the Conrad State J-1 Waiver Program and for the restoration of J-1 physicians national interest waivers.

Attorney Pederson is extremely active within the immigration legal community. She is a past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Washington, D.C. chapter and served on AILA’s national Board of Governors as an elected director for 18 years. She also served as a chairperson of the AILA Visa Office Liaison Committee, Refugee Committee and Physicians Task Force. Attorney Pederson earned the Edith Lowenstein Award in 1997 for her contributions to the advancement of the immigration law practice.

Attorney Pederson has been called upon for her commentary on immigration issues and legislation and is recognized by the national media as an expert on immigration law. She has appeared in the New York Times, CNN, Washington Post, ABC News, Legal Times of Washington and Washington Times, among other leading publications. She also publishes news about J-1 physicians and has provided lectures to foreign physicians in both the United States and abroad. Attorney Pederson is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Military Appeals. She earned her B.A. in economics, with honors, from the University of Washington and her J.D. from Howard University.

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