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Kate Kalmykov Co-Chairs the Immigration & Compliance Practice. She focuses her practice on business immigration and compliance. She represents clients in a wide range of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visa matters including students, trainees, professionals, managers and executives, artists and entertainers, treaty investors and traders, persons of extraordinary ability and immigrant investors.

Kate has deep experience working on EB-5 immigrant investor matters. She regularly works with developers across a variety of industries, as well as private equity funds on developing new projects that qualify for EB-5 investments. This includes creation of new Regional Centers, having projects adopted by existing Regional Centers or through pooled individual EB-5 petitions. For existing Regional Centers, Kate regularly helps to prepare amendment filings, file exemplar petitions, address removal of conditions issues and ensure that they develop an internal program for ongoing compliance with applicable immigration regulations and guidance. She also counsels foreign nationals on obtaining greencards through either individual or Regional Center EB-5 investments, as well as issues related to I-829 Removal of Conditions.

Kate also works with various human resources departments on I-9 employment verification matters as well as H-1B and LCA compliance. She regularly counsels employers on due diligence issues including internal audits and reviews, as well as minimization of exposure and liabilities in government investigations.


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Immigration Law, 2019-2023
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2013-2022
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Labor and Employment - Immigration, 2015-2022
    •  "Other Key Lawyer," 2022
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Super Lawyers
    • Super Lawyer, 2021-2022
    • Rising Star, 2012-2020
  • Listed, Lawdragon 500, Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers, 2020-2022
  • Listed, NJBIZ "Best 50 Women in Business," 2019 
  • Listed, EB5 Investor magazine's "Top 25 EB-5 Attorneys," 2013-2019 
  • Listed, Lawdragon and Human Resource Executive®magazine, 2017-2019
    • "The Nation’s Most Powerful Immigration Attorneys – Top 20," 2019
    • "40 Up and Comers in Employment Law," 2017-2018
  • Honoree, The National Law Journal, "Trailblazer" Award, Immigration, 2018
  • Recipient, "Summit Ambassador Award," Invest in America, 2015-2016
  • Recipient, "Best Contribution to EB-5," U.S. Investment Immigration Forum, 2015
  • Editor, No. 3 Immigration Blog (Traffic), EB-5 Insights blog (, LexBlog Am Law 200 Blog Benchmark Report, 2015
  • Recipient, "Significant Contribution to EB-5," Invest in America, 2015
  • Team Member, Lexology’s Client Choice Award USA & Canada, United States: New Jersey, 2013
  • Selected, New Jersey Law Journal, "New Leaders of the Bar," 2012
  • Outstanding Subcommittee Chair, American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Immigration Litigation Committee, 2010-2011
  • Education Committee Co-Chair of the Year/Conference Committee Co-Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Washington D.C. chapter, 2007
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  • Founding Member, The EB-5 Immigration Coalition, 2014-2016
  • President, Council of Jewish Émigré Community Organizations (COJECO), 2016-Present
    • Board Member, 2013-2015
  • Co-Chair, Southern California EB-5 Conference, Conference Committee,, 2013-2014
  • Editorial Board Member, EB-5 Investor magazine
  • Member, New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition, 2021-Present
  • Member, Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, Committee on Immigration and Naturalization, Section of Administrative Law, 2011-Present
    • Programs chair, Immigration Litigation Committee, Section of Litigation, 2010-2012
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
    • Member, EB-5 Committee, 2017-2018
    • Member, Annual Conference Planning Committee, 2010-2012
    • Member, Distance Learning Committee, 2011-2012, 2021
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, New Jersey chapter
    • Member, New Jersey Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Liaison Committee, 2012-2014
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York chapter
    • Member, New York United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), District Director Liaison Committee, 2012-2014
    • Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2009-2011
    • Secretary, New York United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), District Director Liaison Committee, 2009-2011
    • Member, Corporate Practice Committee, 2008-2014
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington D.C. chapter
    • Chair of the Year, Education Committee, Conference Committee, 2007-2008
  • Member, China General Chamber of Commerce
    • Gala Committee, China – U.S. Economic Finance and Investment Dialogue and CGCC Annual Gala, 2014
  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)
  • Member, New York Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member, Membership Committee, International Medical Graduate Taskforce


  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law
  • M.A., International Affairs, American University
  • B.A., International Studies, magna cum laude, American University
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Russian, Fluent