Jan M. Pederson

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Jan Pederson, Esq. Senior Partner and founder of the Pederson Immigration Law Group.

"Recognized by The Washington Post as one of "seven leading lawyers" in Washington, D.C., Ms. Pederson has been dedicated to the practice of immigration and nationality law for over twenty years. She has successfully represented thousands of clients and is masterful at resolving complex immigration issues. Ms. Pederson's impressive list of clients includes renowned physicians, urban and rural health care providers, Fortune 500 companies, television networks, entertainers, computer personnel and other professionals.

"She is a leading advocate for the rights of J-1 Physicians in the United States and has been key to the passage of legislation to benefit them. She is also the publisher of J-1 Physician News; and lectures nationally and internationally to foreign physicians. She seeks solutions for her clients beyond the immigration laws and does not hesitate to seek solutions from The White House and Congress, if necessary. She has been a key advocate on the restoration of the National Interest Waivers for J-1 Physicians and in increasing the Conrad State 20 J-1 Waiver Program to the Conrad State 30 Program.

"She served as president of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); as an elected director of the national Board of Governors of AILA for eighteen years. She has served as a chairperson of the Physicians Task Force of AILA for many years and has also served as chairperson of the AILA Visa Office Liaison Committee and Refugee Committee. She was the recipient of the prestigious national award, The Edith Lowenstein Award, in 1997 for excellence in the advancement of the practice of immigration law." [1]

"Biography: Recipient: The Edith Lowenstein Award by the American Immigration Lawyers Association in 1997 for excellence in the advancement of the practice of immigration law. Editor, The Visa Processing Guide (1st-5th Editions), The American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington, DC. Author: "Consular Processing of Nonimmigrant Visas: A Roundtable Discussion," 90-9 Immigration Briefings, Federal Publications, Inc. (September 1990); "Representation of Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants at American Embassies and Consulates," 2 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Washington, DC, Immigration and Nationality Law 313 (1990); "Processing Visas for Iranian Nationals at U.S. Embassies and Consular Posts," 63 Interpreter Releases, Federal Publications, Inc. (October 10, 1986). Contributing Author, AILA Monthly Mailing, 1993-. Speaker, AILA National Conferences, 1980-. Member: IMMLAW-The National Consortium of Immigration Law Firms. Co-Chair, Alien Physician Task Force, 1993-; American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chairperson, District of Columbia Chapter, 1978-1980; Board of Governors, 1980-1984; Visa Office Liaison Committee, 1987-1988; Co-Chairperson, Visa Practice Advisory Committee, 1989-1990; USIA Liaison Committee, 1999-2000)." [2]

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  1. Biographies, Pederson Immigration Law Group, accessed November 14, 2008.
  2. Jan M. Pederson, Pederson Immigration Law Group , accessed November 14, 2008.