David Strashnoy

David Strashnoy

Managing Attorney


Education

■ University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2003
■ University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. in Mathematics, 2000

Bar Admissions
■ California

Languages
■ Russian, Spanish

A nationally acclaimed U.S. Immigration thought leader, David Strashnoy is the Founder and Managing Attorney of David Strashnoy Law, PC. As a former Consular Officer with the United States Department of State, David is able to leverage his expertise to successfully resolve the most difficult U.S. immigration matters.

David represents corporate and individual clients across all U.S. visa categories and industries, with a focus on work authorization and green cards for investors, entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, highly skilled workers, university students and scholars, as well as families. He specializes in resolving the most difficult consular processing matters across all visa categories, typically involving cases that were previously denied at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad. He also has substantial expertise in developing and implementing immigration strategies on behalf of foreign entrepreneurs seeking to start businesses in the United States. David also regularly represents clients in a wide variety of other immigrant and non-immigrant visa categories, with an emphasis on EB-5 green cards and E-2 visas.

David spent nearly 10 years serving with the Department of State in Latin America, Europe, Russia, and Washington, D.C.  As a former Consular Officer, he has broad immigration expertise developed through years of experience managing overseas consular operations and adjudicating all classes of visas.  While serving in Mexico, he was the lead adjudicator on E-2, E-1, and TN visas, and regularly conducted outreach to multinational companies and medium-sized enterprises to consult on visa processing best practices.  Prior to his involvement in immigration law, David was a civil litigator at multiple law firms in Northern California where he represented clients in products liability, toxic torts, and contract matters.

David is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA), is frequently quoted by national media organizations on U.S. immigration matters, has served on various professional committees, and is a regular speaker at conferences on immigration topics in a wide variety of industries. In 2018, David was the recipient of the AILA Rome District Chapter’s Robert Heiserman Award.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. David was born in Ukraine and immigrated to the United States with his family in his youth.  He speaks Russian and Spanish.

David Strashnoy

David Strashnoy

Managing Attorney

Education
■ University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2003
■ University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. in Mathematics, 2000

Bar Admissions
■ California

Languages
■ Russian, Spanish

A nationally acclaimed U.S. Immigration thought leader, David Strashnoy is the Founder and Managing Attorney of David Strashnoy Law, PC. As a former Consular Officer with the United States Department of State, David is able to leverage his expertise to successfully resolve the most difficult U.S. immigration matters. David represents corporate and individual clients across all U.S. visa categories and industries, with a focus on work authorization and green cards for investors, entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, highly skilled workers, university students and scholars, as well as families. He specializes in resolving the most difficult consular processing matters across all visa categories, typically involving cases that were previously denied at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad. He also has substantial expertise in developing and implementing immigration strategies on behalf of foreign entrepreneurs seeking to start businesses in the United States. David also regularly represents clients in a wide variety of other immigrant and non-immigrant visa categories, with an emphasis on EB-5 green cards and E-2 visas.

David spent nearly 10 years serving with the Department of State in Latin America, Europe, Russia, and Washington, D.C.  As a former Consular Officer, he has broad immigration expertise developed through years of experience managing overseas consular operations and adjudicating all classes of visas.  While serving in Mexico, he was the lead adjudicator on E-2, E-1, and TN visas, and regularly conducted outreach to multinational companies and medium-sized enterprises to consult on visa processing best practices.  Prior to his involvement in immigration law, David was a civil litigator at multiple law firms in Northern California where he represented clients in products liability, toxic torts, and contract matters.

David is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA), is frequently quoted by national media organizations on U.S. immigration matters, has served on various professional committees, and is a regular speaker at conferences on immigration topics in a wide variety of industries. In 2018, David was the recipient of the AILA Rome District Chapter’s Robert Heiserman Award. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. David was born in Ukraine and immigrated to the United States with his family in his youth.  He speaks Russian and Spanish.

Speaking Engagements
■ Speaker, “Behind the Consular Curtain: Consular Update 2022,” National Association of Foreign Student Advisers All Regions Conference (June 2022)

■ Keynote Speaker, “A New Dawn In U.S. Immigration?” Glendale Community College (November 2021)

■ Speaker, “Legal Trends in Consular Adjudication,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Webinar (October 2021)

■ Speaker, “Behind the Consular Curtain: Consular Update 2021,” National Association of Foreign Student Advisers All Regions Conference (October 2021)

■ Speaker, “Web Monetization for International Students,” National Association of Foreign Student Advisers All Regions Conference (October 2021)

■ Speaker, “H1-B Alternatives for Design Students,” ArtCenter College of Design (September 2021)

■ Speaker, “H1-B Alternatives for Students,” San Diego State University (July 2021)

■ Speaker, “Residency and Citizenship by Investment,” Beyond the Classroom International Webinar (May 2021)

■ Speaker, “H1-B Alternatives for Design Students,” ArtCenter College of Design (May 2021)

■ Speaker, “Entrepreneurship: Visa Options and a Grad Student Story,” CalTech (March 2021)

■ Speaker, “Behind the Consular Curtain: Consular Update 2020,” National Association of Foreign Student Advisers Region XII Conference (October 2020)

■ Speaker, “Residency By Investment,” American Dream – EB5 (November 2020)

■ Speaker, “H1-B Alternatives for Students,” LA Film School (October 2020)

■ Speaker, “H1-B Alternatives for Design Students,” ArtCenter College of Design (September 2020)

■ Speaker, “Non-Immigrant Visa Options,” Caltech (May 2020)

■ Speaker, “An Insiders Perspective on the EB-5 and E-2 Visas,” FirstPathway Partners Webinar (May 2020)

■ Speaker, “H1-B Alternatives for Students,” LA Film School, Los Angeles, CA (March 2020)

■ Speaker, “H1-B Alternatives for Design Students,” ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA (February 2020)

■ Speaker, “Behind the Consular Curtain: Consular Update 2019,” National Association of Foreign Student Advisers Region XII Conference, Pasadena, CA (November 2019)

■ Speaker, “Listserv LIVE!, Your Questions Answered,” National Association of Foreign Student Advisers Region XII Conference, Pasadena, CA (November 2019)

■ Speaker, “Behind the Consular Curtain,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Webinar (November 2019)

■ Speaker, “State of the District Meeting,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Southern California Chapter Continuing Legal Education Event, Los Angeles, CA (June 2019)

■ Moderator, “U.S. Department of State: Current Visa Issues,” National Association of Foreign Student Advisers Annual Conference, Washington, DC (May 2019)

■ Speaker, “Latest CBP Trends Across the Country: Preparing Clients for Admission,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Webinar (March 2019)

■ Moderator, “Behind the Consular Curtain,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Southern California Chapter Continuing Legal Education Event, Los Angeles, CA (February 2019)

■ Speaker, “In the Pursuit of Justice: Counseling Clients After the Latest Immigration and Travel Ban Developments,” Iranian American Bar Association National Conference, Beverly Hills, CA (November 2018)

■ Speaker, “Behind the Consular Curtain: Consular Update 2018,” National Association of Foreign Student Advisers Region XII Conference, Reno, NV (October 2018)

■ Speaker, “H-1B Alternatives for Students: Es, Os, and More,” National Association of Foreign Student Advisers Region XII Southern District Mini-Conference, Costa Mesa, CA (July 2018)

■ Speaker, “Behind the Consular Curtain: Consular Update 2018,” National Association of Foreign Student Advisers Region XII Southern District Mini-Conference, Costa Mesa, CA (July 2018)

■ Speaker, “ISS RP Discusses Extreme Vetting and U.S. Visas,” National Association of Foreign Student Advisers Government Connections Webinar (June 2018)

■ Speaker, “Consular Processing 1: Navigating the NVC and Beyond,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA (June 2018)

■ Speaker, “Engaging with U.S. Consular Posts,” Council For Global Immigration Annual Symposium, Crystal City, VA (June 2018)

■ Moderator, “U.S. Department of State: Current Visa Issues,” National Association of Foreign Student Advisers Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA (May 2018)

■ Speaker, “U.S. Visa and Entry Process for Students and Scholars Workshop,” National Association of Foreign Student Advisers Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA (May 2018)

■ Speaker, “What’s New at Ciudad Juarez,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Webinar (May 2018)

■ Speaker, “What to Know Before Processing in Mexico,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Mid-Winter Conference, Cancun, Mexico (February 2018)

■ Moderator, “Behind the Consular Curtain,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Southern California Chapter Continuing Legal Education Event, Los Angeles, CA (November 2017)

■ Speaker, “Consular Processing Pitfalls in Family-Based Cases,” American Immigration Lawyers Association California Chapters Conference, Los Angeles, CA (November 2017)

■ Speaker, “Déjà Vu All Over Again: Refiling vs. Appealing,” American Immigration

■ Lawyers Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA (June 2017)

■ Speaker, “ABC’s of Visa Acquisition Workshop,” National Association of Foreign Student Advisers Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA (May 2017)

■ Speaker, “Town Hall Meeting on Trump Executive Orders,” Caltech, Pasadena, CA (February 2017)

■ Speaker, “Town Hall Meeting on Trump Executive Orders,” Iranian American Bar

■ Association and Los Angeles County Bar Association, Los Angeles, CA (February 2017)

■ Speaker, “Visa Options for Entrepreneurs,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Southern California Chapter Continuing Legal Education Event, Los Angeles, CA (December 2016)

■ Speaker, “Building a Consular Portfolio as Part of Your Immigration Practice,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Latin America and Caribbean Chapter Annual Conference, Santiago, Chile (November 2016)

■ Speaker, “Behind the Consular Curtain: An Insider’s Perspective on Visa Interviews,” National Association of Foreign Student Advisers Region XII Conference, Palm Springs, CA (November 2016)

■ Speaker, “The Basics of E Visas for Investors,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Europe, Middle East, and Africa Chapter Fall Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands (October 2016)

■ Speaker, “Preparing Students and Scholars for the Visa Interview,” Los Angeles Professional International Education Roundtable, Los Angeles, CA (June 2016)

■ Speaker, “E Visas for Investors and Employees,” Stone, Grzegorek & Gonzalez Continuing Legal Education Event, Los Angeles, CA (May 2016)

■ Speaker, “L Visas versus E Visas for Investors: Pros and Cons,” Immigrants’ List Civic Action Continuing Legal Education Event, Los Angeles, CA (March 2016)

■ Moderator, “Breakfast with the Consulates: Consular Officer Roundtable,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Southern California Chapter Continuing Legal Education Event, Los Angeles, CA (February 2016)

■ Speaker, “A Guide to Consular Visa Interviews,” Stone, Grzegorek & Gonzalez Continuing Legal Education Event, Los Angeles, CA (September 2015)

Publications
■ Co-Author, “Tackling the Complexities in Consular Practice for EB-5 Investors,” Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs in Startups and Small Businesses, 4th Ed. (June 2019)

■ Co-Author, “NVC Practice Pointer – Managing and Understanding Processing Times,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference Handbook (June 2018)

■ Co-Author, “U.S. Consulate Ciudad Juarez – Practice Advisory,” American Immigration Lawyers Association (May 2018)

■ Co-Author, “What to Know Before Processing in Mexico,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Mid-Winter Conference Handbook (February 2018)

■ Co-Author, “Consular Processing Pitfalls in Family-Based Cases,” American Immigration Lawyers Association California Chapters Conference Handbook (November 2017)

■ Co-Author, “Regional Center Terminations and Impacts on Immigrant Families,” Regional Center Business Journal (Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2017)

Professional Positions
■ Member, AILA National Department of State Liaison Committee (2019-2020)

■ Member, NAFSA International Student and Scholar Regulatory Practice Committee, Travel Subcommittee (2018-2019)

■ Member, AILA National CBP Liaison Committee (2018-2019)

■ Member, AILA Southern California Chapter CBP Liaison Committee (2018-2019)

■ Member, NAFSA Curriculum Development Team for Visa Acquisition Workshop (2017-2018)

■ Member, AILA National USCIS International Operations Liaison Committee (2017-2018)

■ Member, AILA Southern California Chapter Consular Liaison Committee (2016-2018)

■ Member, AILA Europe, Middle East, Africa Chapter Consular Liaison Committee (2016-2018)

■ Member, AILA Latin American and Caribbean Chapter Consular Liaison Committee (2016-2017)

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