Total Credits: 2 CLE, 2 Ethics
Tara Williams, Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen and Loewy LLP
Natalia Polukhtin, Global Practice
Lelia Adams, Essien Law Firm
Natalia Polukhtin, attorney at Global Practice (Scottsdale, AZ), specializes in business and investment immigrant and non-immigrant visa categories. Native to Moscow, Russia, Natalia earned her graduate and undergraduate degrees from Moscow State University before obtaining a law degree from Mercer University School of Law. She is currently admitted to practice in Arizona and Georgia. Natalia is a recipient of several professional awards, including Top 25 EB5 Attorneys and recognition from IIUSA. She is a Member of the Ethics Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and a long-standing member of the Executive Council of the Immigration Law Section of the State Bar. Natalia published multiple articles on topics of employment-based immigration in trade and professional publications.
Lelia Adams is a Principal Attorney at Essien Law Firm. Lelia specializes in consulting/representing clients in the area of Family-Based Immigration, Nonimmigrant Visas for Students/ Exchange Visitors, Investment-Based Immigration, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA), Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Employment-Based Immigration, Deportation and Removal, Asylum and representing their interests when dealing with USCIS and immigration court.
Lelia, an immigrant, strongly believes in fighting for other immigrants. Watching her mother get deported was the driving force behind her becoming an attorney with a primary focus area in immigration. She worked hard in bringing her mother back into the country and will ensure that she does whatever it legally takes to fight for her client for a successful outcome.