Suzanne B. Seltzer the head of Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP's New York Office, is known for her extensive representation of individuals pursuing self-petition immigrant visa options, such as the extraordinary ability (EB-1) petition and national interest waiver (EB-2) petitions. She is also known for her representation of universities, hospitals, research institutions, and their medical and research personnel in obtaining outstanding researcher/professor (EB-1) immigrant visas, O-1 nonimmigrant visas, and waivers of the two-year home country residence requirement.
Suzanne B. Seltzer, heads Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP's New York Office. Suzanne is known for her extensive representation of individuals pursuing self-petition immigrant visa options, such as the extraordinary ability (EB-1) petition and national interest waiver (EB-2) petitions. She is also known for her representation of universities, hospitals, research institutions, and their medical and research personnel in obtaining outstanding researcher/professor (EB-1) immigrant visas, O-1 nonimmigrant visas, and waivers of the two-year home country residence requirement.
A founding member of Klasko Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, Suzanne has practiced immigration law since 1993. Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP was repeatedly recognized by Chambers Global Guide to Lawyers as one of the top six immigration firms in the U.S. and as the "strongest in the country when it comes to representing clients in the university, research and medical sectors." Suzanne is included in Best Lawyers in America (2007 - 2010), New York Super Lawyers (2007 - 2010), and New York Magazine's Best Lawyer's in New York (2008 - 2010). Most recently, she was awarded the 2010 President's Commendation from the American Immigration Lawyers Association for her "excellent work as Vermont Service Center Liaison Chair."
Since 1995, Suzanne has been active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She currently chairs AILA's USCIS Liaison Committee, and is a member of AILA's InterAgency Liaison Committee. In the past, Suzanne chaired AILA's Vermont Service Center Liaison Committee, served on AILA's Annual Conference Planning Committee, AILA's NY Chapter Conference Program Committee, and AILA's - NY District Office/USCIS liaison committee. In addition to her involvement in AILA committees, Suzanne also Chairs the Membership Committee of the IMG Taskforce - The Organization of Physician Immigration Lawyers, and is completing a three year term as NAFSA's Region X Regulatory Ombudsman. Suzanne is also a founding member of the NY Anti-Trafficking Network, sits on its steering committee, and co-chairs its Legal Subcommittee. In 2002, Suzanne received the Cornerstone Award from the Lawyers Alliance for New York and in 2003 she received the prestigious Samuel E. Klein Pro Bono Award.
Suzanne frequently publishes and presents on immigration options for scientists, researchers and physicians. She chaired a number of panels for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and for NAFSA: Association of International Educations, and also presented at New York Academy of Sciences, the American Bar Association Annual Meeting, and the New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting. She has also presented at Yale University, Columbia University, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth College, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Suzanne's articles appear in the Legal Intelligencer, Bender's Immigration Law Bulletin, The Reality of Business Immigration, ilw.com, nafsa.org, and www.ny-anti-trafficking.com. She also contributed to a number of books on immigration law including AILA's Immigration Options for Physicians Handbook, AILA's Immigration Options for Academics and Researchers ILW Physicians Immigration Book, the Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook, Immigration Relief for Crime Victims: The U Visa Manual, and T Visa Manual: Identification and Legal Advocacy for Trafficking Survivors.
A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Suzanne received her law degree from Georgetown University's Law Center (cum laude) where she was a Staff Editor for the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal.