Ramos.Maria_300dpiMaria del Carmen Ramos devotes a substantial portion of her practice to counseling clients on immigration and employment issues. She has extensive experience helping employers obtain H-1B and E visas on behalf of foreign workers employed in specialty occupations. She also has experience helping U.S. and foreign-based companies with global operations obtain L-1 visas on behalf of their foreign-based employees. Ms. Ramos also routinely conducts audits for clients to ensure they comply with the requirements for verifying their employees’ eligibility to work in the U.S.

Haley Kole is an associate in the Labor and Employment, and the Litigation and Disputes Service Lines, Haley is a passionate advocate and works steadfastly to represent her clients’ interests thoroughly. Before law school, Haley was a full scholarship student-athlete at a Power 5 conference. She played  Division I volleyball for the University of Virginia and this experience taught her the importance of active communication, team work, and time management all while fueling her competitive nature. A four-year starter, Haley also excelled in the classroom as a three-time All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team and four-time All-ACC Honor Roll honoree.


Mechelle Zarou assists employers with obtaining temporary and permanent visas for skilled foreign workers.  She has extensive experience in obtaining L-1, H-1B, O-1, TN and E visas on behalf of foreign workers, as well as permanent residency based on employment.  Ms. Zarou also has experience assisting the firm’s healthcare clients with their specialized immigration needs, including obtaining J-1 visa waivers, visa screen certifications, and H-1B cap exemptions. She advises employers on compliance with immigration regulations and I-9 employment eligibility verification.

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