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Nathan A. Waxman

Admitted to the bar in Illinois and New York.

Nathan has written more than 20 professional journal articles and book chapters on aspects of immigration law. He has lectured at AILA national conferences since the 1990s, with particular regard to NIW, H1B, and AC21.

Nathan has been a leader in National Interest Waiver (NIW) analysis and advocacy since the 1990s. He has written extensively on the National Interest Waiver since 1996, and wrote the first commentary and critique on the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) precedent decision.

He has successfully represented businesses ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to universities to nonprofit foundations, family-owned businesses, and self-employed musicians, artists, physicians and alternative medicine practitioners.

Nathan’s representation of some of the pioneering IT contractors in the 1980s and 1990s facilitated the expansion of the IT consulting industry from its modest role 25 years ago to its critical place today in every sector of American business, government and academia.

He has participated actively in the evolution of the labor certification process for the past 25 years. He contributed to AILA’s comment on PERM regulations proposed in 2004, specifically with regard to the critical issue of preserving an employer’s ability to qualify an employee for labor certification through experience gained with that employer in an alternative occupation, to the benefit of employers and intending immigrants throughout the country

Nathan has been responsible for key advisory opinions from federal agencies regarding H1B, Outstanding Researcher, and Merger and Acquisition issues. He has won significant appellate decisions from both the Administrative Appeals Office (INS/USCIS) and the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (Department of Labor).

He has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business Immigration Law at the School of Professional Studies, City University of New York. He has also lectured on US immigration topics at international conferences in Canada, India, The Netherlands, and Mexico.

Prior to law school, he pursued graduate study in philosophy and classical Indian languages, receiving a Master’s degree and continuing on to doctoral studies in philosophy at the University of Chicago. He then studied classical Indian languages and modern Bengali at the University of Pennsylvania, where his exposure to the legal codes of ancient India inspired him to redirect his energies to the study and practice of law.

He is a cum laude graduate of Loyola University School of Law in Chicago, where he received American Jurisprudence Awards for achieving the highest grades in both Constitutional Law and Contracts.

Nathan has traveled extensively, particularly within India and the Union of Myanmar, which country he has visited more than 15 times to date. Avocationally, and as an extension of his graduate studies in philosophy and linguistics, Nathan is pursuing independent research into the lexicography of the Burmese language. These efforts have resulted in publication of a peer-reviewed article in the leading academic journal devoted to study of the language and culture of Myanmar.

He is acknowledged by his peers in business and employment-based immigration as a national figure, as manifested by his selection as a New York Super Lawyer, and his inclusion in the Who’s Who of International Business Law, and in Best Lawyers in America.