Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to announce that Susanne C. Heubel has joined the firm as senior counsel in the Immigration practice.
Heubel has over 20 years of experience in U.S. business and family immigration law, serving large multinational corporations, as well as small businesses and nonprofit organizations, primarily in the media and retail market research, information technology, and financial industries. Originally from Frankfurt am Main, Germany, she spent most of her career with the New York City law firm of Satterlee Stephens LLP, which merged into the AmLaw 100 firm of Duane Morris LLP in 2020.
Heubel assists clients primarily with temporary stay, training, and work visas; employment and family-based permanent residence (green cards), with a strong focus on permanent labor certification (PERM); naturalization; management of employee and immigration sponsorship transfers based on mergers & acquisitions, and other corporate reorganizations; I-9 compliance, and more. She is heavily involved with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), serving on the organization’s National DOL Liaison Committee and AILA’s New York Chapter Cross Practice and I-9/DOL/Corporate Practice Committees. She is a past co-chair of the AILA New York Chapter DOL and Corporate Practice Committees.
Heubel earned her LL.M. in International Business and Trade Law, cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law and her J.D. from the University of Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany.
For more than 30 years, Harter Secrest & Emery’s Immigration practice group has been guiding effective immigration programs for clients of all sizes. Their primary goal is to facilitate the transfer of foreign nationals to the U.S. for employment. They work to obtain temporary U.S. work authorization, ensure compliance with all immigration requirements while in the U.S., and finally secure permanent resident status. Attorneys in the Immigration group have been recognized every year since 2012 by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, the worldwide leader in attorney and firm rankings. Chambers USA currently ranks the group amongst the top immigration firms in all of New York State, including New York City.