Jennifer G. Parser 
Of Counsel
Areas of Experience

Wake Forest University, JD, 1978

Dartmouth College, BA, 1973, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Rufus Choate Scholar, William Jaffe Award recipient

Professional and Community Activities

Center for International Understanding, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Member, Board of Directors

North Carolina Chinese Business Association: Vice President, Government Liaison and Co-Chair of Speakers Committee

Triangle Chapter of British American Business Counsel of North Carolina: Secretary, Legal Counsel and Executive Committee Member

North Carolina Bar Association: International Law & Practice Section Treasurer and Immigration Counsel

Wake County Bar Association

Organization of Women in International Trade of the Greater Triangle, Director and Corporate Secretary

Jurisdictions Licensed
301 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900, Raleigh, NC 27601t: 919.783.2955||
P.O. Box 1801, Raleigh, NC 27602-1801f: 919.783.1075||
Jennifer’s practice includes a broad range of immigration and labor and employment matters. She is a multi-lingual attorney able to handle all immigration matters, including H-1B visas, L-1A, L-1B, and H visas, J-1 visas, E-1, E-2, and Australian E-3 visas, F visas and the OPT period option, the newly enacted deferred action program for undocumented youth, O and P visas, TN visas, PERM labor certifications, permanent resident, investor-, employment-, and family-based visa petitions, deportation and political asylum cases, and naturalization and renunciation matters. Jennifer can assist with EB-5 green card investor petitions, both direct and through Regional Centers for Foreign Investment. She advises on I-9 compliance, oversees and responds to issues relating to employer-generated audits, and assists with Immigration and Custom Enforcement issues. She also monitors and advises on the increasingly mandatory use of E-Verify.

After completing law school, Jennifer received a number of law certificates, including: Certificate in Public International Law, International Courts of Justice, The Hague; Certificate on E.E.C. Law, London University; and comparative private international law, Institut Universitaire de Hautes Études Internationales, Geneva, Switzerland. She is fluent in French and speaks conversational German.

Prior Legal Experience

Jennifer was admitted to the New York Bar in 1979 and practiced in New York until she joined Ward and Smith, P.A. in January of 2008.
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