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Karlie Dunsky Joins Franczek Radelet as an Associate

June 7, 2016

Franczek Radelet has bolstered its Immigration Practice with the addition of Karlie Dunsky, who provides employment-based immigration counsel to clients at public, private and nonprofit companies across the country. 

Dunsky, who joins as an associate, has extensive experience counseling employers through the nonimmigrant and immigrant visa processes, allowing employers to recruit and retain the most talented foreign national workers. She is well-versed in H-1B, L, TN, O, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 visas and adjustment of status, representing H-1B/L-dependent employers and consulting firms, and ensuring compliance with H-1B regulations for employees in unique industries involving variable work locations. She is also particularly experienced in responding to extensive Requests for Evidence and audits by the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labor.

“The addition of Karlie is the latest step of our plan to grow Franczek Radelet’s Immigration Practice to one of the premier immigration practices in the country, on par with our legacy labor and employment, employee benefits and education law practices,” said James C. Franczek, Jr., president of the firm.

Dunsky’s broad immigration background includes extensive work with survivors of domestic abuse to secure immigration benefits and status pursuant to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and U visas.  She has worked with undocumented individuals seeking to adjust their status to become permanent residents based upon immediate relative family ties to the United States, and has produced strong applications for waivers of unlawful presence and criminal convictions based on hardship to their family members.  In addition, she has successfully represented asylum applicants requesting relief before the Immigration Court and the Asylum Office.

She began her career as an analyst with the Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification, where she reviewed and made recommendations on approval of applications for labor certification (PERM). 

Franczek Radelet is a Chicago law firm with more than 50 attorneys. The firm represents employers and education entities in both the private and public sectors around the United States on labor, employment, employee benefits and immigration matters. For higher education institutions and public school districts we advise on all aspects of education law as well as labor and employment matters. For more information, visit franczek.com.