Jennifer Minear


AILA elected Jennifer Minear, an immigration attorney from Richmond, VA, as the association's Treasurer for the 2016-2017 term. The election results were announced during AILA's Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Ms. Minear is a director in the Immigration Practice Group at McCandlish Holton in Richmond, VA, where her practice focuses on employment-based immigration with a particular emphasis on the healthcare sector, including J-1 waiver and green card processing for foreign medical graduates.

She is the 2014 recipient of the Susan D. Quarles AILA Service Excellence Award, in recognition of her outstanding service over a period of years in advancing the mission, development, and value of AILA for its members and the public it serves. Ms. Minear has served AILA as a volunteer in a wide range of capacities. She has been a member of, or chaired, liaison committees and conference program committees, spoken at numerous AILA conferences, and written for AILA publications. She was an elected member of the AILA Board of Governors from 2012 - 2015.

Ms. Minear received her B.A. from the University of Maryland and graduated cum laude from Cornell Law School. Her Twitter handle is @jenniferminear.


Business, Employment-based, Healthcare, J-1 waiver, Foreign Medical Graduates

Recent Blog Posts:

In Search of Consistency (AILA Leadership Blog, June 8, 2016)
Conrad 30 – A “Win-Win” Response to the U.S. Healthcare Crisis (AILA Leadership Blog, August 13, 2015, co-authored with Sarah Peterson Stensrud)
Hungry for Reform, AILA Leadership Blog, December 11, 2013

Selected Articles Quoting Ms. Minear:

Article: Is Physicians Visa Program Ailing as EB-5 Spat Roils? (Bloomberg BNA, September 22, 2016)

Selected Videos Featuring Ms. Minear:

AIM: The Gender Wage Gap (November 16, 2016)