Rita Sostrin is a founding partner of Sostrin Immigration Lawyers, LLP. Prior to launching Sostrin Immigration Lawyers, LLP, she acquired over 15 years of immigration law experience working at top immigration law firms and serving in various leadership positions on behalf of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Ms. Sostrin has become known as one of the leading experts in immigration law matters for individuals of extraordinary abilities. She frequently receives invitations to speak at national and regional conferences and to write for legal publications. Having established an impressive record of winning complex cases in this area of legal practice, Ms. Sostrin is routinely approached by the arts, entertainment, academic and medical communities to engage her legal representation and counsel.
Throughout her professional career, Ms. Sostrin has represented a diverse array of clients across the United States and abroad, handling all aspects of employment-based immigration for leading academic institutions, medical centers, and entertainment companies, focusing on visas for the immigration of individuals with extraordinary abilities. With increasingly greater restrictions on immigration policies, Ms. Sostrin’s experience in managing intricate cases is more invaluable than ever. Consequently, in addition to assisting her own clients, Ms. Sostrin’s counsel is frequently sought by fellow colleagues within the legal community.
Ms. Sostrin is included in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and
U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers, publications that list top attorneys based on extensive peer review. Ms. Sostrin was also honored by AILA’s Presidential Award for her outstanding service in 2008. She is a member of AILA’s Arts, Culture Entertainment & Science Committee and Annual Conference Committee, Board Member of the International Medical Graduate (IMG) Taskforce, Senior Editor of the Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, and Periodicals Review Board Member for VOICE: An Immigration Dialogue and Inside Immigration. In recent years, Ms. Sostrin has served as Chair of AILA’s California Service Center Liaison Committee, Member of AILA’s Service Center Operations Committee, Vice-Chair of AILA’s Healthcare Professionals/Physicians Committee, and Vice-Chair of AILA’s Board of Publications. In addition, she has authored numerous articles on immigration issues and served as an editor for several definitive books and publications, including
Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook.
Ms. Sostrin earned a B.A. in international relations from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota and a J.D. from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ms. Sostrin is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Minnesota. She practices exclusively in federal immigration law.