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Kristen W. Ng focuses her practice on business immigration and compliance matters, including legislative issues. She advises individuals and companies on a wide range of immigration matters, including nonimmigrant and immigrant employment-based cases, citizenship issues, and investor cases (E-2 and EB-5). She provides immigration counsel to clients, including HR managers, high-level executives, and employees to ensure comprehension of each respective immigration process and procedure and to collaboratively produce the best immigration strategy and approach for each individual matter. In addition, she works on immigration reform policies and advocates for smart policies for clients.


  • Immigration Policy



  • Legal Intern, The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, September 2011-April 2012
  • Legal Intern, Office of the Attorney General, New York State, Spring 2010
  • Legal Intern, Erie County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Project, February 2008-August 2009

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Labor and Employment - Immigration, 2021
  • Listed, Lawdragon 500, Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers, 2020-2022
  • Recognized, National Law Review, "Go-To Thought Leader," 2019
  • Member, Asian American Bar Association, New York 
  • Member, Events Committee, WWLI 
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2013-Present
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2013-Present.
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 2013-Present.
  • Member, EB-5 Investment Coalition, 2015-Present.


  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2012
    • Senior Staff Member, American University Law Review
    • Competition Team Member, Society for Dispute Resolution
  • Ph.D., Political Science, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2013
  • M.A., Political Science, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2010
    • Thomas and Barbara Wolfe Fellow, Summer 2009
  • B.A., Trinity University, 2007
  • Student Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Philip J. Montante, Jr., U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Winter 2010
  • New York
Admitted in New York. Not admitted in Virginia, Arizona, or the District of Columbia. Practice limited to federal immigration practice.
  • Chinese (Cantonese), Fluent
  • Chinese (Mandarin), Fluent
  • Spanish, Conversational