PEOPLE

Penni A. Frank

Senior Attorney
frank.penni@dorsey.com
Washington, DC P +1 (202) 442-3514 F +1 (202) 330-5519

Overview

PENNI BRINGS 13+ YEARS OF ADVISING ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS WORLDWIDE ON A WIDE VARIETY OF U.S. VISA STRATEGIES AND CURRENTLY WORKS REGULARLY WITH FOREIGN MEDICAL GRADUATES ON J-1 WAIVERS AND OTHER MATTERS FOR PHYSICIANS AND SCIENTISTS ASSOCIATED WITH OBTAINING U.S. LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS.

Penni counsels individuals and organizations of all sizes on simple to complex matters related to employment-based and family-based immigration, including non-immigrant visas (B, E, H, L, R), immigrant visa petitions (I-130, I-140, I-360), immigrant visa processing and adjustment of status (I-485, I-765 removal of conditions).

Penni also has extensive experience advising on citizenship and naturalization matters (including ‘fast track’ naturalization pursuant to INA Section 319(b)) and strategies to retain U.S. permanent resident status for those pursuing opportunities abroad.

Education & Admissions

Hamline University School of Law (J.D., 2004),

  • Dean’s Honor Roll (2003, Spring 2004)
  • Associate, Journal of Public Law and Policy (2003-2004)
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation Pro Bono Service Award

Bethel University (B.A., Anthropology, Third World Studies, 2000)

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Only admitted in Minnesota

Languages

  • English

Clerkships

  • Minnesota Ninth Judicial District Court, Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard A. Zimmerman, 2004-2005