AILA National Spokespeople

AILA's network of national spokespeople includes recognized immigration law experts. To schedule an interview with an AILA national spokesperson, contact one of the Communications team members listed on the right.

For non-media calls please see the Contact AILA page.

2019–2020 AILA National Officers

Marketa Lindt

Marketa Lindt, Esq.

Chicago, IL,
President


Expertise:
Business, E-Verify, Worksite Enforcement, Criminal Employer Sanctions, General.
Twitter handle: @marketalindt
Jennifer Minear

Jennifer Minear, Esq.

Richmond, VA,
President-Elect


Expertise:
Business, Employment-based, Healthcare, J-1 waiver, Foreign Medical Graduates.
Twitter handle: @jenniferminear
Allen Orr, Esq.

Allen Orr, Esq.

Washington, DC
First Vice President


Expertise:
Legislation, Consular Practice, General, Naturalization, Global, Investors, I-9, Business, and Worksite Enforcement
Twitter handle: @allenorresq
Jeremy McKinney

Jeremy McKinney, Esq.

Greensboro, NC,
Second Vice President

Expertise:
Family, Business, General, litigation, Removal defense
Twitter handle: @McKJeremy
Farshad Owji

Farshad Owji, Esq.

San Francisco, CA,
Treasurer

Expertise:
Family, Business, Asylum, General
Anastasia Tonello

Kelli Stump, Esq.

Oklahoma City, OK
Secretary


Expertise:
Family, Business, General

Other National Spokespeople

Anastasia Tonello

Anastasia Tonello, Esq.

New York, NY,
Immediate Past President

Expertise:
Business, Consular, Family, Investors, Global, U.K., General
Twitter handle: @anastasianylon

AILA National Office Spokespeople: Washington, DC

Benjamin Johnson

Benjamin Johnson, Esq.

AILA Executive Director

Twitter handle: @AILAExecDir
Greg Chen

Greg Chen, Esq.

AILA Director of Government Relations
Expertise:
Legislation/Congress
Twitter handle: @GregChenAILA

Media Advocacy Committee

Sandra Feist

Sandra Feist, Esq.

Minneapolis, MN, Chair

Expertise:
Business, Scientists/Academics, General, O/P visas, Religious Workers, H-1Bs, E-2
Ruby Powers

Ruby Powers, Esq.

Houston, TX (English/Spanish), Vice Chair

Expertise:
Employment-based, Waivers, Asylum, Family, Naturalization

Nicole Avila, Esq.

Weston, FL

Ally Bolour, Esq.

Los Angeles, CA

Karol Brown, Esq.

Seattle, WA

Evangeline Chan

Evangeline Chan, Esq.

New York, NY

Expertise:
Family, Humanitarian Relief, Deportation/Removal Defense, Naturalization,
Waivers, Consular Practice, General

Charles Kuck, Esq.

Atlanta, GA

Tammy Lin

Tammy Lin, Esq.

San Diego, CA

Expertise:
Asylum/Refugee, General, Family, Naturalization, Deportation
Matthew Maiona

Matthew Maiona, Esq.

Boston, MA

Expertise:
Business, Employer Compliance, Military, Removal and Family
Fiona McEntee

Fiona McEntee, Esq.

Chicago, IL

Expertise:
Business, Entrepreneurs, Musicians/Artists/Creatives, O Visa, P Visas, EB-1 Green Cards, Family, DREAM Act
Alma Rosa Nieto

Alma Rosa Nieto, Esq.

Los Angeles, CA (English, Spanish)

Expertise:
Consular Practice, Family, Naturalization, Adjustments, Deportation Defense,
VAWA and U visa, DACA, TPS, and Waivers
Doug Penn

Doug Penn, Esq.

Stamford, CT

Expertise:
Family, Naturalization, Business
Ruben Reyes

Ruben Reyes, Esq.

Phoenix, AZ (English/Spanish)



Greg Siskind, Esq.

Memphis, TN