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Kripa Upadhyay

Kripa Upadhyay

Founder/Attorney

[email protected]

EDUCATION

Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA, Juris Doctor (JD)  May 2007

ADMISSIONS

  • Washington State Bar Association: Admitted May 2008
  • U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Washington: Admitted 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington Admitted 2009
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Admitted 2009

AWARDS/HONOURS:

  • Named Washington Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine every year from 2014 - 2018
  • Fellow & Graduate, Washington Leadership Institute, Class of 2012
  • Washington State Bar Association Community Service Award, 2011
  • Member: Washington State Bar Association Committee for Diversity (Appointed by the WSBA Board of Governors to serve term from October 2011-September 2013)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member: American Immigration Lawyers Association- AILA (Washington State chapter)
    • Member, AILA National EB-5 Committee (2020 - Present)
    • Chair of Programs, Executive Committee (2015-May 2016)
    • Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee (2013-2015)
    • Vice Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee (2012- 2013)
    • Chair, Executive Office for Immigration review (EOIR) committee (2011–2012)
    • Chair, Citizenship Day Committee (2009-2010)
    • Vice Chair, Citizenship Day Committee (2008 – 2009)
  • Charter Member, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) (2013 – Present)
PUBLIC APPEARANCES & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
  • “Making the Transition from H-1B and EB-2 Backlogs to EB-5 Visa”,  Event organized by ILW in Bellevue, WA, January 23, 2019.
  • Panel Presentation: Assessing the Growth Appetite for Investment Migration in IndiaSolo Presentation:
    Exploring Alternative Residency and Investment Pathways to the USA, Invest Immigration Summit (IIS), Mumbai, India, February 19 – 20, 2019
  • Panel presentation on EB-5: Current Trends and Future Growth of the Migration by Investment Market, Invest in the USA (IIUSA) Global Banquet in Mumbai, India, February 20, 2019
  • Panel presentation on EB-5: Current Trends and Future Growth of the Migration by Investment Market, IIUSA Global banquet in Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2019
  • Exploring Alternative Residency and Investment Pathways to the US, Invest Immigration Summit (IIS) MENA, Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2019
  • H-1B to EB-5 Event organized by ILW in Bellevue, WA, March 15, 2019
  • High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI): How to Target Them Where They Work and Live and Transferring Their Funds, IIUSA Advocacy Conference Washington DC, May 06, 2019
  • EB-5 Investors/UGlobal Immigration Expo, Mumbai, India, June 01, 2019
  • Updates: The Intelligent Investor's Guide to A Smooth Migration by Investment into the US, Invest Immigration Summit (IIS) Global Migration and Overseas Wealth Management Southeast Asia, Singapore, June 12, 2019
  • Frequent guest lecturer at Immigration Law Clinic at Seattle University School of Law, 2011 – Present
  • Introduction to Business Based Immigration Options, New Lawyer Education Bootcamp: Immigration, Washington State Bar Association, May 17, 2016
  • “Advanced Issues in E-Investor Visa”, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Northwest Chapters Regional Conference, Seattle, WA, March 2016
  • “J-1 Visa-Waivers and how to get them” American Immigration Lawyers Association, Northwest Chapters Regional Conference, Seattle, WA, March 2015
  • “H-1B Techniques & Updates”, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Northwest Chapters Regional Conference, Portland, OR, February 2014
  • Panel Presentation in Seattle University School of Law on Impact of Immigration Policy on Individuals and U.S. Economy, February 2014
  • “Immigration Fundamental for Non-Immigration Attorneys”, Chair and Faculty speaker, Washington State Bar Association, January 2014
  • “Preparing a Successful PERM/Labor Certification Application”, CLE Presentation at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Northwest Chapter Regional Conference, March 2013
  • “Enhancing Your Skills for Practice in Municipal & District Court”, CLE Presentation on Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions at Washington State Bar Association, March 2012
  • “Immigration Options for Foreign Investors” CLE Presentation for the King County Bar Association, Business Law Section, June 2012
LANGUAGES: English, Hindi, Nepali, Spanish and Urdu

Pro-Bono Affiliations/Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Empower Nepali Girls (Registered 501(c)(3) Organization

www.empowernepaligirls.org

The mission of ENG is to empower and support neglected, marginalized, and at-risk girls and young women in Nepal, especially those who are at greatest risk to be forced into early marriage, sold into sex slavery, or abandoned as orphans. We provide scholarships, mentoring, career guidance, and subsistence for children who would not have the opportunity to attend school and pursue future careers in medicine, engineering, business, teaching, and other professions.

  • Pro-bono attorney, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP)

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Immigration
Community
Advocacy
Justice
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