Kathleen M. Peregoy

Kathleen M. Peregoy is recognized as one of the premier immigration attorneys in the State of New Jersey. Formerly a Superior Court NJ Law Clerk, Appellate Division and a corporate attorney at several distinguished New Jersey firms, as a partner at Dornbaum & Peregoy, she has limited her practice for the past 20 years to immigration and nationality matters, with a special emphasis on employment based immigration.

She concentrates in PERM, Labor Certification, Extraordinary Ability, National Interest Waivers, Outstanding Researchers and Professors, Corporate Transferees, and other business categories. She handles work for numerous Fortune 500 and emerging technology companies in the following sectors: biotechnology, chemical, engineering (environmental/power), financial services (accounting/auditing) insurance, and investment banks) health care, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications & semiconductors. In each case Ms. Peregoy assists these employers with domestic and international transfer of foreign personnel, including executives, managers, and other highly skilled professionals, and individuals of extraordinary and exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, and athletics.

Ms. Peregoy has lectured and published on commercial and immigration law topics and is consistently listed in Martindale Hubbell’s “Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers“; “The Best Lawyers in America“; and in New York and New Jersey Magazines’ “Top Lawyers“ and “Super Lawyers“ publications for her work in Immigration Law.

Ms. Peregoy is a past Chair of the N.J. State Bar Association, Immigration, Naturalization and Americanism Section.

She has been a member of the ABA Paralegal Advisory Board of Berkely College, Woodland Park, New Jersey since 1990.


Education and Bar Association Activities

Temple University (BBA, Management with a concentration in Industrial Relations and Organizational Behavior; Magna Cum Laude, Beta Gamma Sigma, 1980); Temple University ( J.D., Phi Alpha Delta, 1983). Admitted to the bar in the State of New Jersey and State of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court-D.N.J., U.S. District Court-E.D.P.A. (1983); and U.S. Court of Appeals-Third Circuit (1984) Member and past officer of the New Jersey State Bar Association, (Immigration, Nationality and Americanism Section), Pennsylvania State Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, (AILA), and American Bar Associations.


Publication and Lecture Highlights


Lectures


Moderator/Speaker:
Advanced Labor Certification Issues; “Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE , Newark, New Jersey (Nov. 2013); Speaker: The Top Ten Things We Hate Most About PERM: SVP, Drafting Job Descriptions, Recruitment, and Frustration Galore! AILA Philadelphia Chapter 2013 CLE Conference Philadelphia, PA (March 2013); Speaker: “Immigration Issues for Human Resource Representatives“ SHRM (October 2012); Moderator/Speaker: Advanced Labor Certification Issues; “Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE , Newark, New Jersey (Nov. 2010); Moderator/Speaker: Advanced Issues in Voluntary Compliance Models; Consistent Hiring Practices & Antidiscrimination Issues; 10th Annual Immigration Conference, NJICLE, Newark New Jersey; (March 2010); Moderator/Speaker: How to Respond to Audits In Labor certifications; “Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (Nov. 2009); Moderator/Speaker: Labor Certification changes between Old Form and New Form; “Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (Nov. 2008); Moderator/Speaker: PERM Continuing Problems; “Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE, New York, New York (Nov. 2007);


Publications

Author: Advanced Labor Certification Issues; Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel, New Rules and Trends in 3rd Party Placement & Employer/Employee Relationships; Seminar Material, NJICLE, (Nov. 2010); Author: Advanced Issues in Voluntary Compliance Models; Consistent Hiring Practices & Antidiscrimination Issues; Tenth Annual Immigration Conference 2010 Seminar Material, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, (NJICLE), (March 2010); Author: How to Respond to Audits in Labor Certifications; “Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel, Responding to RFEs,” Seminar Material, NJICLE, (Nov. 2009); Author: “Are You Prepared to File Your H-1Bs for receipt by USCIS on April 1, 2008?” Seminar Material, NJICLE, (Feb. 2008); Author: “DOL Awards Prevailing Wage To Terminated H-1B Employee for Period of Employee’s Authorized Stay in H-1B Status Due to Lack of Bona Fide Termination,” Seminar Material, NJICLE (Feb. 2008); Author: “Worksite Enforcement of Immigration Laws on the Rise by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement,” Seminar Material, NJICLE (Feb. 2008); Author: PERM Continuing Problems; Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel, PERM Issues; Seminar Material, NJICLE (Nov. 2007)