Yurika S. Cooper
Ms. Cooper's area of expertise lies in business immigration, particularly H, E, L and O visa classifications. She obtains employment-based immigrant visas through extraordinary ability visas (EB-1) for nationally and internationally acclaimed professional athletes, artists and scientists, as well as national interest waivers (NIW) and PERMs. She also handles investment issues, family-based petitions, naturalization applications and a variety of waiver issues, including J-1 waivers for physicians and non-physicians alike. Yurika represents domestic and international corporate and institutional clients, as well as individuals and families. She has successfully represented clients in removal/deportation proceedings involving asylum, cancellation of removal and crime-triggered immigration litigation. In addition to litigation and removal defense, she obtains humanitarian relief through the affirmative asylum process. She has been practicing immigration law since her graduation from law school. Yurika is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Bar Association of the State of Maryland and the Bar Association of the District of Columbia.