Pamela J. Mak

Pamela J. Mak


Pamela J. Mak focuses her practice on global immigration, including all areas of immigration and nationality law for domestic and foreign organizations seeking temporary visas, permanent residence ("Green Card") and citizenship for their foreign national employees. She has wide-ranging experience in evaluating the impact of mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations in the global marketplace and developing optimal strategies.

Based upon Pam’s more than 30 years of experience with immigration trends, policies and numerous government agencies, she has developed access to key resources to provide effective and efficient counsel to many Fortune 500 organizations on corporate compliance matters and global migration needs. Pam has also delivered corporate training programs and developed corporate immigration policies, procedures and best practices for implementation. She has appeared in proceedings in offices of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) throughout the U.S. With her knowledge of the organizational structure and key personnel at many agencies, the history behind major immigration trends and her effective liaison skills, Pam is an exceptional and strategic advocate for her clients with headquarters, district and field offices of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Department of State (DOS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Unfair Immigration-Related Practices, the Social Security Administration and many other federal, state and foreign agencies involved in immigration-related matters.


  • Temporary nonimmigrant visas - professional (H-1B) visas, intra-company transferee (L-1) visas, treaty trader/investor (E-1/E-2) visas,  student (F-1) visas, exchange visitor (J-1) visas; extraordinary ability (O-1) visas and TN (NAFTA) work authorization
  • Permanent Residence through employment, investment and family
  • Strategic Corporate Planning by evaluating impact of mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations
  • Employment Agreements - Providing immigration-related advice
  • Workplace Immigration Compliance & Training
  • Outbound Immigration
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  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Labor and Employment – Immigration, 2014-2018
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1995 to Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2013 to Present
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar, 1985 to Present
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1985 to Present


  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 1984
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Temple University, 1980
  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Admitted in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. Not admitted in Virginia. Practice limited to federal immigration practice.
  • Chinese (Cantonese), Conversational