Allen Orr

Biography

AILA elected Allen Orr, an immigration attorney from Washington, D.C., as the association's Secretary for the 2016 - 2017 term. The election results were announced during AILA's Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mr. Orr is the founder of Orr Immigration Law Firm PC, a minority-owned law firm based in Washington, D.C., focusing on U.S. corporate compliance as well as global corporate representation and assistance on immigration issues. He previously assisted in building one of the leading global immigration practices at a large global law firm, where he developed an international network of immigration practitioners, government officials and business leaders. Mr. Orr managed an I-9 compliance audit for a Fortune 10 company which involved review and analysis of all immigration records relating to 250,000 employees. He met with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding the implementation of proposed immigration laws, such as the current U.S. labor certification system.

The recipient of the 2009 Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award for contributions made in the immigration law field from AILA, Mr. Orr is listed in The International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers and The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. He has served as the Immigration Section Chair for the National Bar Association and as an elected member of the AILA Board of Governors.

Mr. Orr is a frequent speaker on U.S. and global emerging business immigration issues. He is a Senior Editor of the Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook and an Associate Editor of AILA's Global Immigration Guide: A Country-by-Country Survey, April 2005.

Mr. Orr received a BA in Philosophy from Morehouse College and a JD from Howard University's School of Law. He is an active member of the D.C., Virginia, and National Bar Associations; his Twitter handle is @allenorresq.


Expertise

Legislation, Consular Practice, General, Naturalization, Global, Investors, I-9, Business, and Worksite Enforcement


Selected Blog Posts by Mr. Orr

Avoiding a Practice-Attack (AILA Leadership Blog, November 14, 2016)