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Dawn M. Lurie


1401 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, District Of Columbia 20005
United States
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Immigration, Nationality and Consular Law, Corporate Governance & Compliance, Experienced EB-5 Attorney, EB-5 Regional Center Application Submission Provider, EB-1 Immigration Expert
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District Of Columbia, New Jersey

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Dawn M. Lurie

Dawn M. Lurie


Dawn M. Lurie

Dawn M. Lurie is a partner at Polsinelli, an AMLAW 100 firm,  lin the firm’s Business Immigration and Compliance practice, based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. She leads the EB-5 Investment Practice.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Lurie has over 20 years of experience advising on U.S. and global immigration and is ranked as a leading business immigration lawyer by Chambers, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Who's Who Legal, and other publications. Ms. Lurie regularly speaks and writes about immigration compliance matters and is often quoted by major news agencies and publications, including the Washington Post and the Associated Press.

Since the early 1990s, Ms. Lurie has been advising high-net-worth individuals on the EB-5 Entrepreneur Investment visa program. Over the years, her practice has expanded to include regional center representation and compliance work. Ms. Lurie 's interest in the EB-5 world is on regional center and project compliance, which has been generally overlooked during the recent surge of growth in the program. Providing creative strategies to groups across industries interested in establishing EB-5 compatible projects and EB-5 Regional Centers, Ms. Lurie routinely explores this alternative to conventional financing.

Her experience has evolved over the last two decades as the EB-5 program progressed from an obscure means of obtaining U.S. residency, to a viable mechanism of funding a significant portion of the capital stack for large-scale projects and infrastructure building across industries. Attending EB-5 Board Hearings in D.C. and participating in the stakeholder conversation process with the agencies for many years, provides her clients with a unique Washington perspective.

Ms. Lurie also advises corporations on a variety of compliance-related issues, particularly related to Form I-9 alien employment verification matters. She has been involved in audits and internal investigations and has successfully minimized monetary exposure as well as civil and criminal liabilities on behalf of her clients. She develops immigration compliance strategies and programs for both small and large companies. Dawn performs I-9, H-1B and H-2B compliance inspections during routine internal reviews, while performing due diligence (in the context of a merger, acquisition or sale) or while defending a company against a government investigation. Ms. Lurie has represented a number of businesses in high profile, high stakes government investigations involving both criminal and civil liability. Ms. Lurie is considered a leading authority on monitoring and compliance issues concerning the government's E-Verify program and also has experience in Office of Special Counsel immigration-related matters. She is also often brought in by other immigration attorneys, to co-counsel, in matters relating to government investigations. Ms. Lurie publishes and frequently lectures on Form I-9 issues including penalties for failure to act in accordance with government regulations, anti-discrimination laws and employers' responsibilities upon receiving social security "no-match" letters.


  • J.D., American University's Washington College of Law, 1990
  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1987


  • New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Washington D.C.


  • Named at Top Compliance Specialty Attorney in the EB-5 industry, EB5 Investors Magazine, 2014
  • Named as one of the Top 25 Immigration Attorneys in the EB-5 industry, EB5 Investors Magazine, 2013
  • Association to Invest in America (IIUSA)-EB-5 Trade Association Best Practices Committee, 2013-14, 2014-15
  • Association to Invest in America (IIUSA)-EB-5 Trade Association Association Building Commiittee,  2014-15
  • Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2009-2013
    • Immigration, 2014
  • The Legal 500 United States, 2009-2012
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, for Immigration Law, 2012-2013
  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
    • Washington, D.C. Chapter, Past Chair
    • Board of Governors, 2000-2002
  • The Association to Invest In USA (IIUSA)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
  • Society of Human Resource Professionals
  • The Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Federal Bar Association
  • International Bar Association