St. Ledger-Roty & Olson LLP
Telecommunications . Internet . Media . Privacy . Data Security
1250 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 200 Washington DC 202.454.9401 202.261.3508
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Amy R. Novick
Of Counsel
Haynes Novick Immigration
Immigration and Nationality Law
2001 S Street, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20009
202.293.3123 (tel)
202.293.6230 (fax)

Amy Novick is Of Counsel with The Haynes Immigration Law Firm in Washington, DC, where she focuses her practice on obtaining visas for highly skilled professionals (researchers, doctors, economists, artists), waivers of the two-year home residency requirement for exchange visitors, issues of concern to G-4 international workers, foreign adoptions, investors, naturalization and citizenship, waivers of inadmissibility, and family-based immigration matters. She has experience with immigration problems that related to public policy and immigration agency interpretation of law.

Amy also has a number Of Counsel and affiliated relationships with other law firms, including a Strategic Alliance with St. Ledger-Roty & Olson LLP , a communications and information technologies boutique law firm located in Washington, DC.

Amy also serves as the interim Executive Director of Immigrants’ List, the leading bipartisan, pro-immigration political action committee supporting pro-immigration candidates for Congress.

Before entering private practice, Amy served as Deputy Director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where she directed the Association’s extensive immigration education program, including publishing, legal education conferences, and marketing.

Amy is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law’s Center for Immigration Law and Practice, and currently serves on the American Immigration Council’s (formerly the American Immigration Law Foundation) Board of Trustees. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and served as chair and faculty member of its 2009 Midyear Conference Program Committee. She is a faculty member of the DC Bar’s annual CLE program on Immigration Law, presented at the 2009 San Francisco Annual Meeting of the Independent Education Consultants Association o (IECA) on immigration law matters, and most recently addressed her colleagues at the AILA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Amy also presented at the October 2008 Conference on Immigration Policies and Development: New Perspectives at the Phillips Gallery in Washington, DC.

Amy has extensive publication editing experience, having served as managing editor of AILA’s Annual Handbook, Immigration and National Law Handbook, and other AILA titles, including The Visa Processing Guide, U.S. Consular Posts Handbook, Selected Fundamentals of Immigration Law and Practice , AILA’s Family Immigration Law Handbook, and Immigration Option for Academics and Researcher. She is currently an update author on J Visas for Immigration and Law Practice (Thompson/West).



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1136 Pine Hill Road
McLean, Virginia 22101

703-629-0935 (cell)
703-734-9799 (fax)

Kathleen G. Gallagher is rated av by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory which is the directory’s highest rating for lawyers listed by it. Ms. Gallagher received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Manhattanville College in 1970, a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1973, and a Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center in 1982. Her LL.M. degree concentrated in securities law. She also taught a course in small business financing and venture capital in the securities LL.M. program while serving as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center from 1988 through 2001. Her practice includes business organizations, corporate finance and securities and general corporate matters.

Ms. Gallagher is a member of the Bars of Virginia, the District of Columbia and Florida. She served as President of the McLean Bar Association for 1993-1994 and has continued as a director through the present. Ms. Gallagher served as Secretary of the Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni (“ASECA”) in 1995 and 1996, served as Vice President 1997-1999, President-Elect 1999-2000, and served as President 2000-2001. She currently is a member of the Board of Directors of ASECA.

Ms. Gallagher's practice focuses on small business representation with a primary emphasis on corporate transactions, contracts and the private placement of securities. She has also acted as counsel to registered broker-dealers. She served as a trial attorney for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (1975-1978). She has also testified as an expert witness for plaintiffs in lawsuits involving, among other things, violations of the Federal and state securities laws in connection with Regulation D offerings.

Ms. Gallagher has previously written the Article Digests section of the Securities Regulation Law Journal and has previously contributed Article Digests to The Corporate Confidentiality Journal. Her other publications include "Legal and Professional Responsibility of Corporate Counsel to Employees During an Internal Investigation for Corporate Misconduct," The Corporation Law Review, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Winter 1983); "Judicial Participation in Plea Bargaining: A Search for New Standards," 9 HARV. CIV. RIGHTS- CIV. LIB. L. REV. 29 (January, 1974); "The Voluntary Trap?" Trial Magazine, May/June, 1973.

Ms. Gallagher has been active in the small business community and has participated in the SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation. Ms. Gallagher’s practice areas include the representation of businesses in contract matters, banking relationships, investor financing, including venture capital transactions, general corporate and shareholder matters, stock option plans, the purchase and sale of businesses, and the formation of corporations and limited liability companies. Ms. Gallagher also represents individuals and companies in connection with SEC enforcement investigations.