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Please welcome our Senior Counsel, Head of Business Immigration, H. Heidi Son!

Heidi Son
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H. Heidi Son

Senior Counsel, Head of Business Immigration

At Murray Osorio

With a unique blend of over 10 years of immigration experience and 5 years in labor & employment law, Heidi currently manages an active caseload for a wide range of employment-based immigration cases, assisting individuals and corporations with obtaining business immigration benefits. This includes non-immigrant, employment-based visas (H, L, E, O, P, TNs), labor certification processing, and permanent residence applications based on employment, as well as advising clients on compliance issues. In particular, she has assisted entrepreneurs and start-up companies with difficult and complex cases, successfully obtaining L-1 and E visas. Heidi also specializes in helping individual clients to obtain temporary work visas and green cards based on their extraordinary ability in the fine arts, performing arts and music, as well as in science, research, IT and business. In addition to her casework, Heidi also volunteers her time pro bono to present seminars and information sessions for HR specialists as well as local universities to further assist the international community in the DC area.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Murray Osorio, Heidi was a partner at another boutique immigration firm for 10 years, responsible for case management as well as staff training. In addition to her immigration experience, she also served as a Labor & Employment associate at a major, international law firm, assisting Fortune 500 companies in various labor & employment matters that were often featured in headline news. In particular, she was part of the legal team that helped to secure half a billion dollars in labor concessions during bankruptcy proceedings. She also provided training for clients’ supervisory staff on various employment related matters, as well as assisted in teaching a comparative labor & employment seminar at Tokyo campus of Temple University Law School.

Interest in Immigration

Heidi has lived abroad for many years in Jordan, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and in Japan, personally witnessing the challenges that foreign nationals face in their efforts to immigrate to the U.S., and this experience has been the impetus for Heidi transition from employment to immigration law. Helping to secure immigration benefits for various clients has been particularly rewarding, especially since both she and her husband come from family of immigrants, and she herself is a naturalized citizen.

Bar Admissions

  • Washington D.C.
  • California

Education

2001 Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. Magna Cum Laude

Awards:

  • CALI-Excellence for the Future Award
  • Andrew Hall Baker Scholar

1997 Duke University, BA in History and Fine Arts (Departmental Distinction), Magna Cum Laude

Awards:

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Sirenna WuDunn Scholarship
  • Ashanti Women of Color Scholarship

Languages

Proficient in Korean and conversational Japanese

Interesting Fact

Heidi enjoys traveling around the world on various cruises with her husband and two sons. In fact, she has visited over 25 countries with her family. After retiring, she would like to paint and write romance novels.