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Karen Gabriel Moss has practiced immigration law for more than twenty years, focusing on business and family based immigration. She represents the full spectrum of businesses from Fortune 500 companies to family businesses. Her diverse practice includes large manufacturers, technology companies, health care employers, large law firms, engineering firms and family businesses. Prior to joining NGC, Karen was co-managing partner at Rosner, Ortman & Moss, routinely named one of the best immigration law firms in America by U.S. News & World Report. Karen has consistently achieved positive results for her clients over time through her deep knowledge of the immigration bureaucracy, relationships with its players, and an understanding of what will and won’t work within the system. She has successfully filed petitions for visas and green cards for aliens of extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers, national interest waivers, and more. Karen also has a robust family-based practice where she represents individuals applying for permanent residence for family members, applying for citizenship and maintaining permanent residence while abroad. Karen was named “Immigration Lawyer of the Year” in 2016, and consistently has been selected by her peers as one of The Best Lawyers in the field. She currently serves as AILA Ohio Chapter Liaison to USCIS and previously served in that capacity to the U.S. Department of Labor. Karen has been a speaker on employment-based immigration for the Federal Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Cuyahoga Bar Association and American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA) regional seminars, as well as at business conferences. Karen has taught immigration and nationality law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Contact & Links


  • Republic Building, Suite 1400
    25 West Prospect Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44115

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1989

Court Admissions

  • Ohio and U.S. Northern District of Ohio

State Clerkships

  • Ohio - Court of Appeals

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Immigration Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Immigration Law, Cleveland (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Immigration Law

Special Focus

  • Business
  • Employment
  • Family Based
  • Labor
  • Nationality


  • Karen was named “Immigration Lawyer of the Year” in 2016, and consistently has been selected by her peers as one of The Best Lawyers in the field.

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Buy American, Hire American Takes Its Toll on Business Immigration

by Karen Gabriel Moss

USCIS is considering the reinterpretation of “may grant” language contained in the statute deeming it discretionary rather than mandatory.

Buy American, Hire American

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