Elena Park, Esquire, is an expert in Immigration Law Practice. She was formerly Of Counsel at Cozen O'Connor, a top 100 law firm, where she founded the firm's immigration law practice. With over 15 years of experience, Elena has developed preeminent expertise in all areas of immigration law.
Elena has extensive experience in representing multinational corporations, domestic companies, nonprofit institutions, and investors seeking to employ foreign nationals in the United States for immigrant (permanent) or non-immigrant (temporary) visas. She has represented clients on diverse immigration matters before the Department of Labor, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration Board of Appeals, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review, and federal, district, and circuit courts. Elena also counsels clients on employment verification compliance and provides defense in the event of government agency audits and investigations. She also has extensive experience in immigration matters related to family/individuals, investors, and litigation.
Elena is a regular speaker on the topic of immigration law. She has presented numerous continuing legal education courses to attorneys, including "Wage/Hour and Immigration Issues in Employment Cases" and "The Basics of Immigration Law." In addition, she has given numerous presentations to the business and lay communities. From holding a seminar for Hispanic residents of Philadelphia to being a featured speaker at Widener School of Law's Immigration Event, Elena is highly recognized for her immigration law experience and has won numerous awards. Elena has been awarded numerous awards for Immigration Law, including Corporate America News Best in Immigration Law-Pennsylvania, Corporate LiveWire Global Award, the prestigious ABA Pro Bono Publico Award, and was inducted into the Temple University Gallery of Success. Elena is also a frequent writer on immigration issues: her articles have been published in journals such as the National Law Journal and Workforce Management. Elena is often quoted by the media on the topic of immigration law, including the Los Angeles Times and Workforce Management.
Elena is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Asian Bar Association, the International Association of Korean Lawyers, and the American Bar Association. Elena is also an active member of the firm's Diversity and Pro Bono Committees. She was selected to be a Commissioner of the ABA Commission on Immigration for the 2012-2013 term.
Elena received her Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of Toronto. She earned her law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she was articles editor of the Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review . She is proficient in Spanish, Korean and French.