Neil S. Dornbaum

NEIL S. DORNBAUM is recognized as one of the premier immigration attorneys in the State of New Jersey. As a partner at Dornbaum & Peregoy, he has limited his practice for over 30 years to immigration and nationality matters with a special emphasis on employment based immigration. He represents Fortune 500 companies, corporate employers in engineering, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and emerging business within high tech industries assisting employers with domestic and international transfer of foreign personnel, including executives, managers, and other highly skilled professionals, and those individuals of extraordinary and exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, and athletics. He also represents individuals seeking to reunite with family members and obtain citizenship.

Mr. Dornbaum has just completed a decade of service as member of the ABA’s Commission on Immigration. The Commission directs the Association’s efforts to ensure fair treatment and full due process rights for immigrants and refugees within the United States. Acting in coordination with other Association entities, as well as governmental and non-governmental bodies, the Commission:

1) advocates for statutory and regulatory modifications in law and governmental practice consistent with ABA policy on Capitol Hill;

2) provides continuing education and timely information about trends, court decisions and pertinent developments for members of the legal community, judges, affected individuals and the public; and

3) develops and assists the operation of pro bono programs that encourage volunteer lawyers to provide high quality, effective legal representation for individuals in immigration proceedings, with a special emphasis on the needs of the most vulnerable immigrant and refugee populations.

He has served as National Chair of the ABA’s Immigration Committee under the General Practice Section. He has also Chaired the New Jersey State Bars Immigration Section and the American Immigration Lawyers Association New Jersey Chapter and has served on their Board of Governors. He has served as a liaison to the numerous governmental agencies including Department of Homeland Security; Citizenship and Immigration Service; Immigration Customs and Enforcement; Customs and Border Protection; Department of Labor and Department of State.

Neil writes and lectures nationally on various aspects of immigration law practice for Bar Associations, Religious and Business Groups and Human Resource Organizations.   He is on the editorial board of several publications and has edited over 30 Coursebooks on Immigration and Nationality matters and Chaired over 50 Immigration Conferences.

He has been named in “Best Lawyers in America” for the last 20 years and was named Lawyer of the Year for 2013. He is listed in Martindale Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.  He is one of less than 500 lawyers worldwide listed in the “International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers” and “International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers”.  Mr. Dornbaum has also been named in “U.S. News and World Reports Best Lawyers/Best Law Firms” and in New Jersey and New York magazines’ list of “Super” and “Top” Lawyers.

Born New York, N.Y., December 27, 1956; admitted to: Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1981); United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; United States Tax Court; Supreme Court of New York (1982); United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (1983); Supreme Court of New Jersey; United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1985); Supreme Court of the United States of America (1992).

Education

Hunter College of the City University of New York (B.A., 1978); Temple University (J.D., 1981);

Bar Association Activities

American Immigration Lawyers Association: Member: Employment Verification Committee (2015-2016) Member: Business Immigration Committee (2010-2013);Member; Essential Workers Committee (2007-2008); Member; Teleconference Committee (2006-2007); Special Liaison, ABA Commission on Immigration, Policy, Practice and Pro Bono (2002-2006); Member: Business Immigration Committee (2005-2006); Member, AILA Governance Task Force (2001- 2003); Chair, Business Immigration Committee – Non-Immigrant Visas (2000-2001); Member, INS Reorganization Committee (1999-2000); Chair, Vermont Service Center Liaison (1998-1999); Chair, Advocacy 2000, Bar Associations Committee, (1997-1998); Vice Chair, INS Headquarters Liaison (1996-1997); Vice-Chair, Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals Liaison (1994-1995);Co-Chair, Vermont Service Center Liaison (1993-1994); Chair, Mentor Committee (1992-1993); Chair, Business, Industry and Labor Committee, Section on Public Policy (1988-1990); Co-Chair, Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs/I&NS Central Office Refugee and Parole Liaison Committee (1987-1988).


AILA New Jersey Chapter:Chair (1991-1993), (1995-1996); Vice-Chair (1990-1991);Secretary (1988-1990); Chair; American Immigration Law Foundation liaison (2005- present), Chair, Region II Department of Labor Liaison (1991-2003); Chair, District Office Liaison (1991-1993), (1995-1999); Chair, Vermont Service Center Liaison (1991-1999).


American Bar Association:
Advisory Committee, ABA Commission on Immigration (2009 – 2013 ); Commissioner, ABA Commission on Immigration (2006 – 2009); Special Liaison, ABA Commission on Immigration, Policy, Practice and Pro Bono (2002-2006); Chair, Immigration Law Committee of the General Practice Section (1996-1999) (2006- present ); Vice Chair (1985-1996). Member, Coordinating Committee on Immigration Law (1996-1999).


New Jersey State Bar Association:
Chair, Immigration, Naturalization and Americanism Section (2000-2003); Vice-Chair (1995-1999); Secretary (1994-1995).

Publication and Lecture Highlights

Editorial Advisory Board: AILA’s Voice: An Immigration Dialogue (2010- ); AILA’s Inside Immigration, (2010- ); AILA’s Immigration Law Today, 2003 – 2009; Reviewer: Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook; A Comprehensive Outline and Reference Tool

 Editor: Sixteenth Annual Immigration Conference 2016 Seminar Material, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, (NJICLE), (March 2016); Editor: Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel (November 2015); Editor: Fifteenth Annual Immigration Conference 2015 Seminar Material, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, (NJICLE), (March 2015); Editor: Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel (November 2014); Editor: Fourteenth Annual Immigration Conference 2014 Seminar Material, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, (NJICLE), (March 2014); Editor: Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel (November 2013); Editor: Thirteenth Annual Immigration Conference 2013 Seminar Material, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, (NJICLE), (March 2013); Editor: Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel, Advanced Labor Certification Issues; DREAM Act: and 601 Waivers; Seminar Material, NJICLE, (Nov. 2012); Editor: Twelveth Annual Immigration Conference 2012 Seminar Material, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, (NJICLE), (March 2012); Editor: Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel, Issues in PERM Audits and I-140 RFEs and Advanced Issues in EB-5;  Seminar Material, NJICLE, (Nov. 2011); Editor: Eleventh Annual Immigration Conference 2011 Seminar Material, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, (NJICLE), (March 2011); Editor: Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel, Compliance Issues for H-1B Employers and Employment and Other Contractual Issues in Immigration Cases; Seminar Material, NJICLE, (Nov. 2010); Author: “Immigration Corporate Compliance – The I-9 Program,” Current Issues in Immigration for the U.S. Employer, NYSBA, (May 2010); Editor: Tenth Annual Immigration Conference 2010 Seminar Material, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, (NJICLE), (March 2010); Advisory Committee: Reforming the Immigration System: Proposals to Promote Independence, Fairness, Efficiency, and Professionalism in the Adjudication of Removal Cases, American Bar Association Commission on Immigration, (Feb. 2010); Editor: “Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel, Responding to RFE’s in NIV Cases and Audits in Labor Certifciation Cases,” Seminar Material, NJICLE, (Nov. 2009); Author: “It’s Always Darkest before the Dawn: Getting a Grip on Recent Challenges to L-1 Eligibility,” AILA 2009-2010 Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook; Editor: Ninth Annual Immigration Conference 2009 Seminar Material, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE (March 2009); Editor: Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel, E-Verify/Social Security Mismatch/Wage and Hour Audits and I-9 Training; Seminar Material, NJICLE (Nov. 2008); Author: “Using the Initial Consultation and Questionnaire to Lay the Foundation and Spot Issues,” The David Stanton Manual on Labor certification; Successful Strategies for Practice under PERM, American Immigration Lawyers Association 2008; Author: “Social Security No-Match Letters,” The New Era of Worksite Enforcement: Representing the Endangered Employer,” New York State Bar Association CLE (Feb. 2008); Editor: Eighth Annual Immigration Conference 2008 Seminar Material, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE, (Feb. 2008); 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: “Immigration Overview for Human Resource Personnel and In House Counsel,” Critical Updates for Immigration Law Practitioners, National Business Institute (Jan. 2008); Editor: Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel, PERM Issues; Seminar Material, NJICLE (Nov. 2007); Author: LCA Requirements As Clarified By the Wage and Hour Division of the Employment Standards Administration, U.S. Department Of Labor, AILA 2007-2008 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook; Editor: Seventh Annual Immigration Conference 2007 Seminar Material, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE (March 2007); Editor: Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel, NIV/IV Issues and Alternatives to the H-1B Cap; Seminar Material, NJICLE (Nov. 2006); Author: “Overview of Employment Based Immigration,” Immigration and Employment, Legal Aspects of Hiring Foreign Nationals, National Business Institute (Oct. 2006); Author: “A Proactive Approach to DOL Audits – Bingo Revisited, “AILA 2006-2007 Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook; Author: “Labor Certification for Permanent Employment of Foreign National Document Retention Folder;” 2006 Immigration Law Update- Basics and Beyond, New York State Bar Association CLE, (May 2006); Editor: Sixth Annual Immigration Conference 2006 Seminar Material, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE (March 2006); Editor: Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel, Seminar Material, NJICLE (Nov. 2005); Author: Perm Overview; Seminar Material, NJICLE, Nov. AILA 2006-2007 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook; 2006; Author: “Nonimmigrant Work Alternatives for Consideration by Human Resources Personnel and In House Counsel after the H-1Cap,” Seminar Material, NJICLE (Nov. 2005); Author: “Adjustment of Status vs. Consular Processing – Some Considerations When Electing to Process for Permanent Residence,” AILA 2005-2006 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, Volume II Advanced Practice; Author: “”Filing the Application,” The New Labor Certification Regulations, New York State Bar Association CLE (May 2005); Editor: Fifth Annual Immigration Conference 2005 Seminar Material, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, (NJICLE), March 2005; Editor: Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel, Seminar Material, NJICLE (Nov. 2004); Reviewer: Naturalization and Criminal Offenses, Detention & Removal; A Legal Guide for Immigrants and Advocates, American Bar Association, Commission on Immigration (Oct. 2004); Editor: Fourth Annual Immigration Conference 2004 Seminar Material, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE (March 2004); Author: “Myths and Realities of H-1Bs,” AILA 2004-2005 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, Volume II Advanced Practice; Editor: New Systems: New Challenges for Immigration Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel, Seminar Material, Critical Changes for Students; NJICLE (Nov. 2003); Editor: Third Annual Immigration Conference 2003 Seminar Material, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE (March 2003); Editor: Corporate Immigration Law for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel: Labor Certification & Alternative Strategies for Obtaining Permanent Residence for Critical Workers, Seminar Material, NJICLE (Nov. 2002); Editor: Second Annual Immigration Conference 2002 Seminar Material, Labor Certification; NJICLE (March 2002); Editor: Corporate Immigration Law for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel: H-1B Requirements, Seminar Material, NJICLE (Dec. 2001); Author: Dealing with “Worker Movement” Requirements for H-1B Employees; When to Post, File A New LCA, or Amend the H-1B Petition, Seminar Material, NJICLE (Dec. 2001);  Editor: First Annual Immigration Conference 2001 Seminar Material, NJICLE (March 2001); Editor and Author: Corporate Immigration Law for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel, Seminar Material, NJICLE (Dec. 2000); Co-Editor and Author: AILA’s INS Directory and Resource Guide, A Guide for the Immigration Practitioner, Published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1995; 2nd Ed., 1996; 3rd Ed., 1998; 4th Ed., 2000; 5th Ed., 2001; 6th Ed., 2002; Author: “National Interest Waivers for the Chosen Few: Obtaining Approvals after the Decision in the Matter of New York State Department of Transportation” AILA 1999-00 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, Volume II Advanced Practice; Author: “The Creative Presentation of the National Interest Waiver” AILA 1998-99 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, Volume II Advanced Practice; Editor: U.S./Canadian Border Issues: An Immigration Primer, Seminar Material, ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section, 1998 Annual Meeting Toronto, Canada; Author: “Government Regulation and Enforcement of the H-1B Program: Defining the Issues in the H-1B Battlefield,” ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, 1996 Annual Meeting Program Materials; Author: “Aliens of Extraordinary Ability or Achievement (O Nonimmigrant Category), ” NJICLE 1997 Coursebook; Author: “Artists, Athletes, and Entertainers (P Nonimmigrant Category),” NJICLE 1997 Coursebook; Author: “Treaty Traders and Investors, the E Category,” NJICLE 1997 Coursebook; Author: “Update on Labor Certification Practice,” Federal Bar Assoc. 16th Annual Imm. Conf. Course Book, 1997; Co-Editor: Eastern Region Directory of INS Offices: A Guide for the Immigration Practitioner, Published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, July 1997; 2nd ED., July 1998; 3rd Ed.; Editor: ABA General Practice Solo and Small Firm Section, Immigration Law Committee Newsletter 1996 – 2000; Author: “I-129 Supplement for International Cultural Exchange Nonimmigrants (Q) and Supplement for Temporary Religious Workers (R),” appearing in INS Forms, published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1992, 2nd Ed., 1993, 3rd Ed., 1995; 4th Ed., 1999; Author: “Filing Procedures: Basic Requirements,” appearing in American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference Course Books, 1992, 1993, 1994; Editor: AILA NJ Chapter Newsletter 1991-93; 95-96;

Lectures


 Program Chair: Sixteenth Annual Immigration Conference 2016 Seminar Material, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, (NJICLE), (March 2016); Program Chair: Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel (November 2015); Program Chair:  Fifteenth Annual Immigration Conference 2015 Seminar Material, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, (NJICLE), (March 2015); Program Chair: Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel (November 2014); Program Chair: Fourteenth Annual Immigration Conference 2014 Seminar Material, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, (NJICLE), (March 2014); Program Chair: Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel (November 2013); Program Chair: Thirteenth Annual Immigration Conference 2013 Seminar Material, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, (NJICLE), (March 2013); Speaker: “Complex Issues in NIV Cases, Covering L-1B, H-1B STEM, AC21, & Consular Interview Related Issues”, Philadelphia Chapter AILA CLE, Philadelphia, PA (March 2013); Program Chair: Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel, Advanced Labor Certification Issues; DREAM Act: and 601 Waivers; Seminar Material, NJICLE, (Nov. 2012); Faculty Member: “Please Make the Music Stop!:Anticipating,Avoiding and Atacking NIV RFEs” Annual Conference American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): Nashville, TN (June 2012); Speaker: “Substance and Forms – Nonimmigrant Application Basics,” Immigration Law Update 2012: Basics & Beyond, NYSBACLE, New York, New York; Program Chair: Twelveth Annual Immigration Conference 2012 Seminar Material, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, (NJICLE), (March 2012); Program Chair: Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel, Issues in PERM Audits and I-140 RFEs and Advanced Issues in EB-5; Seminar Material, NJICLE, (Nov. 2011); Program Chair: 11th Annual Immigration Conference, NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (March 2011);  Speaker: “DOL Investigations & Sanctions”, Weathering The Immigration Storm: Strategies for Successful Representation of Individuals and Corporations, Philadelphia Chapter AILA CLE, Philadelphia, PA (March 2011); Speaker: “Redefining Borders: Comprehensive Immigration Reform In The United States,” Rutgers Law School, Newark, New Jersey (March 2011); Program Chair: “Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorney’s, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE , Newark, New Jersey (Nov. 2010); Speaker: “The Interplay between Immigration and Employment“ SHRM, Long Branch, New Jersey (Nov. 2010); Speaker: “Employment Based Immigration,” Rutgers Law School, Newark, New Jersey (Sept. 2010); Faculty Member: “Ability to Pay Issues,” Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): National Harbor Washington DC (June 2010); Program Chair: 10th Annual Immigration Conference, NJICLE, Newark New Jersey (March 2010);   Program Chair: “Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorney’s, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (Nov. 2009); Speaker: “Immigration Issues for Human Resource Representatives“ SHRM (October 2009); Speaker: “Immigrant Business Visas Overview,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJCLE, Newark, New Jersey (June 2009); Faculty Member: “The Casino with L-1’s and Other Gamblers,” Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): Las Vegas, Nevada (June 2009); Program Chair: 9th Annual Immigration Conference, NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (March 2009); Speaker: “New Immigration Compliance Concerns for Employers and Strategies for E-verify Use,” ABA Commission for Immigration, National Television (Feb. 2009);Program Chair: “Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorney’s, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (Nov. 2008); Speaker: “How to Conduct an Internal/ External I-9 Audit,” NJCLE, Newark, New Jersey (Nov. 2008); Speaker: “Dealing with Immigration Issues that Impact Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention of Foreign Workers,” SHRM, Long Branch, New Jersey (Nov. 2008); Speaker: Perm 101 CLE Panel, New York Chapter AILA, New York, New York (April 2008);Program Chair: Eighth Annual Immigration Conference, NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (Feb. 2008); Speaker: “Update of Employment Enforcement,” Eighth Annual Perm 101 CLE Panel, New York Chapter AILA, New York, New York; Speaker: “The New Era of Worksite Enforcement: Representing the Endangered Employer,” NYSBA New York, New York (Feb. 2008);  Speaker: “Critical Updates for Immigration Law Practitioners, “NBI (Jan. 2008); Speaker: “Critical Updates for Human Resource Representatives, “SHRM, Essex County, New Jersey (Jan. 2008);  Program Chair: “Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorney’s, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE, New York, New York (Nov. 2007); Discussion Leader: “Effective LCA Compliance Practices,” AILA Nationwide Web Teleconference (Oct. 2007); Program Co-Chair: “The Dos and Don’ts of Representing Immigrant Clients. How to be Effective and Avoid Pitfalls,” Joint Judicial Division and ABA Commission on Immigration Continuing Legal Education Program, San Francisco, California (Aug. 2007); Speaker: Immigration Law 2007: Overview and Update; NJICLE, New York, New York (July 2007);  Speaker: “LCA Audits; Good Faith and Good Luck,” AILA Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida (June 2007); Faculty Member: “LCA Requirements as Clarified by Wage and Hour Division,” Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): Orlando, Florida (June 2007); Speaker: “Retaining Foreign Workers- Immigrant Visas Sterling Education Services Inc.,” (May 2007);Discussion Leader: “The ETA-9089; Evolving Strategies,” AILA Nationwide Web Teleconference (March 2007);  Program Chair: Seventh Annual Annual Immigration Conference, NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (March 2007); Speaker: “Employment Related Immigration & Work Authorization,” National Business Institute (Jan. 2007); Program Chair: “Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorney’s, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (Nov. 2006); Speaker: “Situational Changes that Impact Corporate Obligations,” National Business Institute, Newark, New Jersey (Oct. 2006), Faculty Member: Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): LCA Compliance: 21st Century Techniques, San Antonio, Texas (June 2006); Speaker: “Legislative Update,” Federal Bar Program Annual Conference, Newark, New Jersey (May 2006); Speaker: “Special Considerations, Problem Issues, Tactical Considerations for Processing Labor Certifications,” AILA New York Chapter, New York, New York (May 2006); Program Chair: Sixth Annual Annual Immigration Conference, NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (March 2006); Program Chair: “Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorney’s, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel, Critical Changes in NIV and Labor Certification Processing,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE, Edison, New Jersey (Nov. 2005); Faculty Member: “I-140/ I-485’s and Consular Processing Strategies,” Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): Salt Lake City, Utah (June 2005); Speaker: “Recent Developments at the Department of Labor,” 25th Annual Federal Bar Association, Newark, New Jersey (May 2005); Program Chair: Fifth Annual Immigration Conference, NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (March 2005); Speaker: “Paralegals Role in the Labor Certification ETA/ I-140 Process,” AILA Immigration Law for Paralegals and Law Office Staff, Washington, DC (March 2005);   Speaker: “A Primer for Paralegals and Legal Assistants in Preparing Documentation for Labor Certification,” Federal Bar Program for Paralegals, Newark, New Jersey (March 2005); Program Chair: “Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorney’s, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (Nov. 2004); Faculty Member: “Myths and Realities of H-1B’s,” Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (June 2004); Speaker: “Labor Certification Review,” AILA New York Chapter New York, New York (May 2004); Program Chair: Fourth Annual Immigration Conference, NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (March 2004); Program Chair: “New Systems; New Challenges for Immigration Attorney’s, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel, In Depth Look at Student Issues,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (Nov. 2003); Speaker: “Immigrant Visas: Family-Based,” AILA the Basics of Immigration Law Practice Conference Washington, DC (Oct. 2003); Program Co-Chair: “Employment Based Immigration: Exploring Hoffman Plastics and Its Aftermath,” ABA Annual Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, San Francisco, California (Aug. 2003); Faculty Member: “Managing Managers: Identifying and Advising Executives and Managers,” Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): New Orleans, Louisiana (June 2003); Speaker: “Immigration Law and Cultural Issues in Family Law Today,” NJSBA Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, New Jersey (May 2003); Speaker: “Avoiding Pitfalls in Processing Labor Certifications and Business Visa Petitions before the Department of Labor and the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services,” Federal Bar Association 22nd Annual Immigration Conference, Newark, New Jersey, (May 2003); Program Chair: Third Annual Immigration Conference, NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (March 2003); Speaker: “Update from the Department of Labor,” NYICLE and AILA Meeting, New York, New York (Feb. 2003); Speaker: “Immigration Law: Beyond the Basics,” NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (Jan. 2003); Program Chair: “Corporate Immigration Law for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel: Labor Certification & Alternative Strategies for Obtaining Permanent Residence for Critical Workers,” NJICLE, New Brunswick, New Jersey (Nov. 2002); Speaker: “Ask A Lawyer Program,” Essex County Bar Association, Newark, New Jersey (Oct. 2002); Faculty Member: “Avoiding Labor Certification; Is That Ever Possible,” Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): San Francisco, California (June 2002); Program Chair: Second Annual Immigration Conference, NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (March 2002); Speaker: “The Essentials of Immigration for Paralegals, Legal Assistants and Law Office Staff,” AILA Spring Program, Washington DC (March 2002); Program Chair: “Corporate Immigration Law for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel: H-1B Requirements,” NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (Dec. 2001); Speaker: “New Jersey Legal Response Training Program,” NJSBA, Newark, New Jersey (Dec. 2001); Speaker: “Facilitator Training Seminar to Assist September 11 Victims and Their Families,” NJSBA, Newark, New Jersey (0ct.2001); Faculty Member: “ACWIA H-1B Regulations: Three Years Later; Discussing Worker Movement Requirements for H-1B Employees,” Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): Boston, Massachusetts (June 2001); Speaker: “Update on Labor Certification Processing,” Federal Bar Association 20th Annual Immigration Conference, Newark, New Jersey (May 2001); Program Chair: “First Annual Immigration Conference,” NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (March 2001); Program Chair: “Corporate Immigration Law for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel,” NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (Dec. 2000); Faculty Member: Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): Chicago, Illinois (June 2000);Speaker: “To H-1B or not to H-1B: A discussion of issues in hiring overseas talent,” New Jersey Technology Council (May 2000); Faculty Member: “National Interest Waivers Preparing and Processing,” Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): Houston, Texas (June 1999); Speaker: “International Employee Transfers: Navigating the Immigration Maze,” Insight Information Co., Miami, Florida (May 1999); Program Chair: “U.S./Canadian Border Issues: An Immigration Primer, ABA Annual Meeting” Toronto, Canada (July 1998); Faculty Member: “The Creative Presentation of the National Interest Waiver,” Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): Seattle, Washington (June 1998); Speaker: “Update on Labor Certification Practice,” Federal Bar Association 17th Annual Immigration Conference, Newark, New Jersey (May 1998); Speaker: “Practicing Under IIRAIRA,” AILA Fall Conference Series (Nov. 1997); Program Chair: “Immigration Law Update: Critical Issues for Practice,” ABA Annual Meeting, Newark, New Jersey (Aug. 1997); Faculty Member: “Advanced Issues in Family Based Immigration,” Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): Orlando, Florida (June 1997); Speaker: “Update on Labor Certification Practice,” Federal Bar Association 16th Annual Immigration Conference, Newark, New Jersey (May 1997); Speaker: “Immigration for the Employer,” NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (1997); Speaker: “Immigration: A Primer for Non-Immigration Practitioners,” NJICLE, New Brunswick, New Jersey (1996); Moderator: “Panel on Business Based Immigration: The Current Climate, ABA Annual Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Orlando, Florida (Aug. 1996); Speaker: “H-1B’s Immigration Law Seminar,” NJICLE, New Brunswick, New Jersey (June 1996); Program Chair: “Prevailing Over Prevailing Wage Problems in Labor Condition and Labor Certification Applications,” CLE New York/New Jersey AILA Conference (Feb. 1996); Faculty Member: “Practice Round Table Paralegals in Your Office,” Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): Phoenix, Arizona (June 1996); Program Chair: “How to Represent Clients Before The Executive Office of Immigration Review,” NJSBA, New Brunswick, New Jersey (Nov. 1995); Faculty Member: Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): Atlanta, Georgia (June 1995); Faculty Member: Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): San Francisco, California (June 1994); Speaker: AILA Fall Conference on H-1B Issues, Chicago, Illinois (1994); Faculty Member: Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): Toronto, Canada (June 1993); Faculty Member: Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): New Orleans, Louisiana (June 1992); Speaker: International Business Transactions Seminar, NJICLE, New Brunswick, New Jersey (Feb. 1990).

Awards
  • Listed in “The Best Lawyers in America,” 1993-Present. Named Best Lawyer of the Year 2013.
  • Listed in “The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers“, 1994-Present, published by Martindale-Hubbell, under Immigration Law. This listing is limited to about the top 3% of law firms which have received Martindale-Hubbell’s top rating for legal ability and ethical standards. The rating itself is earned by only 11% of U.S. lawyers.The rating is based on anonymous peer review questionnaires. Dornbaum & Peregoy is one of only a select limited number of  law firms in New Jersey with practice limited to Immigration and Nationality Law to receive this honor.
  • Listed in “Who’s Who Legal; The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers“, published 1996 – present by Law Business Research. The publication recognized fewer than 300 immigration lawyers world-wide.
  • Listed in New Jersey Monthly Magazines listing of “ Top Lawyers” – under Immigration Law.
  • Listed in “Super Lawyers“ – under Immigration Law.