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Kate Kalmykov


MetLife Building 200 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10166
United States
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Practice Areas
Immigration, Nationality and Consular Law, Experienced EB-5 Attorney, EB-5 Regional Center Application Submission Provider, EB-1 Immigration Expert
Languages spoken
English, Russian
New York

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Kate Kalmykov

Kate Kalmykov



       Kate Kalmykov focuses her practice on business immigration and compliance. She represents clients in a wide-range of employment based immigrant and non-immigrant visa matters including students, trainees, professionals, managers and executives, artists and entertainers, treaty investors and traders, persons of extraordinary ability and immigrant investors.

Kate has extensive experience working on EB-5 immigrant investor matters. She regularly work with developers across a variety of industries, as well as private equity funds on developing new projects that qualify for EB-5 investments. This includes creation of new Regional Centers, having projects adopted by existing Regional Centers or through pooled individual EB-5 petitions. For existing Regional Centers, Kate regularly helps to prepare amendment filings, file exemplar petitions, address removal of conditions issues and ensure that they develop an internal program for ongoing compliance with applicable immigration regulations and guidance. She also counsels foreign nationals on obtaining greencards through either individual or Regional Center EB-5 investments, as well as issues related to I-829 Removal of Conditions.

        Moreover, Kate also works with various human resources departments on I-9 employment verification matters as well as H-1B and LCA compliance. She regularly counsels employers on due diligence issues including internal audits and reviews, as well as minimization of exposure and liabilities in government investigations.
Awards & Recognition
         Outstanding Subcommittee Chair, American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Immigration Litigation Committee (2010-2011)
         Education Committee Co-Chair of the Year/Conference Committee Co-Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Washington D.C. chapter (2007)
Professional and Community Involvement
         Member, American Bar Association
        Chair, Immigration Committee, Section of Administrative Law 2011-2012
        Vice-Chair, Immigration and Naturalization Sub-Committee, Section of International Law, 2010-2012
-     Programs Chair, Immigration Litigation Committee, Section of Litigation, 2010-2012
         American Immigration Lawyers Association
        Member, Annual Conference Planning Committee, 2010-2012
        Member, Distance Learning Committee, 2011-2012
         Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York chapter
        Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2009-2011
        Secretary, New York United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), District Director Liaison Committee, 2009-2011
        Member, Corporate Practice Committee, 2008-2012
         Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington D.C. chapter
        Chair of the Year, Education Committee, Conference Committee, 2007-2008
         Member, New York Bar Association
         Member, New Jersey Bar Association
         Member, Membership Committee, International Medical Graduate Taskforce
Articles, Publications & Lectures
  • “Immigration and Naturalization,”American Bar Association, Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice 2010.
         “Immigration Announces Plans to Crackdown on Employers: Will Your Company Be the Next Target?”, April 25, 2011
         “Foreign Investment: A Path to Permanent Residence Through Job Creation,” American Immigration Lawyers Association: VOICE, March/April 2011
         “USCIS Issues New I-9 Guidance: What's All the Fuss About?” The Legal Intelligencer, March 2011
         Interviewee, “A source of correct information, best practices and issues of concern on the EB-5 visa Immigrant Investor Program from professional practitioners not filtered through the Chinese agent / broker market,” Chinese television, December 2010
         Featured, “Attorneys Contribute Many New EB-5 Visa Articles to,” EB-5 Visa News, August 2010
         “U.S. Immigration Services Revamps E-Verify with Mixed Results,” The Legal Intelligencer, June 2010
         “Immigration Obligations in Times of Economic Downturn: Consequences of Workforce Changes Involving Foreign Nationals,” Business Law Today, January/ February 2010
         Co-author, “Immigration Compliance Vital to Avoid Fines, Criminal Sanctions,” Nation's Restaurant News, December 2009
         “Employers Prepare for Investigations After Internal ICE Memo Became Public,” The Legal Intelligencer, October 2009
         “An Overview of the Changing Definition of Specialized Knowledge,” Volume XI, Issue 1, Immigration & Naturalization Committee Newsletter, a publication of the American Bar Association, Section of International Law, summer 2009
         Co-author, “Immigration and Nationality Law: 2008 Year in Review,” The International Lawyer, Volume 43 Number 2, a publication of the American Bar Association, Section of International Law, summer 2009
         “Downsizing and Layoffs: Immigration Strategies for Employers,” The Legal Intelligencer, March 2009
         “Restrictions on the L-1B Visa and what this Means for Employers and the Economy,” The Legal Intelligencer, October 2008
         Co-author, “Operators, Be Prepared for New Immigration Regulations: Don't Let Your Business Be Caught Off Guard As Government Officials Crack Down With ‘No-Match’ Letters,” Nation's Restaurant News, September 2007
         Co-author, “‘No Match’ Regulation Will Have Monumental Impact,” Employment Law360, August 2007
         Contributor, “Immigration Compliance: Are You Next?” Builder/Architect Magazine, March 2007
  • Speaker, “EB-5 Investors & Regional Centers-Navigating Through New Challenges and Building a Sound Practice,” American Immigration Lawyers Association, October 2011
         Co-presenter “Immigration and Naturalization,” Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice 2010, American Bar Association, July 2011
         Organizer and Moderator, “Avoiding Securities Pitfalls When Advising EB-5 Clients,” ABA Section of Litigation, Immigration Litigation Committee, Lunch and Learn Teleconference, May 2011
         Speaker, “Immigration Options for Students After Graduation,” Rutgers University, March 2011
         Speaker, “Immigration Options for Students After Graduation,” New York University, March 2011
         Speaker, “EB-5 Investors & Regional Centers Conference: Emerging Issues & Winning Strategies For Your Clients and Your Practice,” American Immigration Lawyers Association, March 2011
         Speaker, “Immigration Opportunities for Clinicians and Post Doctoral Researchers,” Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, February 2011
         Speaker, “It’s the Economy Stupid! Poor Return on Investment- E-1s, E-2s, EB-5s and the Economy,” American Immigration Lawyers Association, Midyear CLE Conference, January 2011
         Speaker, “Immigration Options for Students After Graduation,” Columbia University, January 2011
         Interviewee, “EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program,” China Stock TV, a division of the FuDong Cultural Dissemination Company, LTD, November 2010
         Speaker, “The Impact of Immigration Law: What Every Lawyer Should Know,” American Bar Association, Administrative Law Conference, November 2010
         Speaker, “Investing in America- Making EB-5 Work for Your Clients and Your Practice” and “Preparing the EB-5 Case- Practice Tips and Documentation,” American Immigration Lawyers Association, August 2010
         Speaker, “Introduction to U.S. Immigration for the International Business Person,” Columbia Business School, June 2010
         Speaker, “Immigration Options for Clinicians and Post Doctoral Researchers,” University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, March 2010
         Speaker, “The World of Immigration: Options for Entertainers,” The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, March 2010
         Speaker, “Employer Compliance and Worksite Enforcement,” American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York Chapter, March 2010
         Speaker, “Navigating Immigration and Visa Issues: A Primer for Postdocs and Young Scientists,” The New York Academy of Sciences in conjunction with Science Alliance, March 2010
         Speaker, “Immigration Options After Graduation,” Columbia University, March 2010
         Speaker, “Immigration Opportunities for Clinicians and Post Doctoral Researchers,” Columbia University Medical Center, February 2010
         Speaker, “Immigration Considerations for a Post-Yale World,” Yale University, November 2009
         Speaker, “Post-Student Years: Immigration Options,” Fairleigh Dickinson University, November 2009
         Speaker, “Visa and Permanent Residence Options for the Entrepreneurial Student,” Yale University, School of Management, November 2009
         Speaker, “AVOID GETTING ICE'D: What In-House Counsel and Companies Need to Know about Immigration, I-9s & E-Verify,” American Bar Association, 2009 Section of Litigation Annual Conference, April 2009
         Speaker, “The Impact of the Recession on the Foreign National Community,” Columbia University Business School, April 2009
         Speaker, “Alliance Online: U.S. Visas and Immigration,” New York Academy of Sciences, April 2009
         Speaker, “Post OPT: Immigration Options for Foreign Students,” Columbia University, April 2009
         Speaker, “Post OPT: Immigration Options for Foreign Students,” Fairleigh Dickinson University, November 2008
         Speaker, “Post Student Years: Immigration Options,” Columbia University, November 2008
         Speaker, “Immigration Options for Foreign Students,” New York University, October 2008
J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2005
M.A., International Affairs, American University, 2005
B.A., magna cum laude, American University, 2002
Admitted to Practice
         New York
         New Jersey
         U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
         Russian - Fluent




Kate Kalmykov