Since the early 1990s, Dawn M. Lurie has been advising high net worth individuals on the EB-5 Entrepreneur Investment visa program. Over the years, her practice has expanded to include regional center representation and compliance work. Leveraging off the platform of corporate, securities, tax, real estate and immigration counsel at Greenberg Traurig, Dawn has established a stellar team of EB-5 lawyers who understand the needs of business and requirements of compliance. Dawn regularly provides creative strategies to private equity funds and developers across industries when setting up EB-5 projects and EB-5 Regional Centers. Dawn routinely explores this alternative to conventional financing and provides counsel to some of the largest and oldest Regional Center programs. Dawn's focus in the EB-5 world is on regional center and project compliance which has been generally overlooked in the recent surge of growth around the program.
Dawn also advises corporations on a variety of compliance-related issues, particularly related to I-9 alien employment verification matters. Dawn has been involved in audits and internal investigations and has successfully minimized monetary exposure as well as civil and criminal liabilities on behalf of her clients. She develops immigration compliance strategies and programs for both small and large companies . Dawn performs I-9, H-1B and H-2B compliance inspections during routine internal reviews, while performing due diligence (in the context of a merger, acquisition or sale) or while defending a company against a government investigation. Dawn has defended a number of businesses in high profile, high stakes government investigations involving both criminal and civil liability. D awn is considered a leading expert on monitoring and compliance issues concerning the government's E-Verify program and also has experience in Office of Special Counsel immigration-related matters. She is often brought in to serve as co-counsel for strategic planning purposes in these types of matters. Dawn publishes and frequently lectures on I-9 issues including penalties for failure to act in accordance with government regulations, anti-discrimination laws and employers' responsibilities upon receiving social security "no-match" letters.
While compliance is Dawn's passion, her practice also consists of managing business immigration matters and providing immigration counsel to address the visa and work authorization needs of U.S. and global personnel including professionals, managers and executives, treaty investors/ traders, essential workers, persons of extraordinary ability, corporate trainees, and students. Dawn specifically advises and assists multinational corporations in the industrial, retail and service industries, real estate, healthcare, pharmaceutical and technology sectors in all aspects of U.S. immigration law.
Furthermore, Dawn's practice includes Global Outbound Immigration ( from the U.S. abroad) to both U.S. and multi-national companies. As founder of GT's Outbound Immigration service, Dawn's team facilitates the transfer of intra-company transferees, assignees and executives. Dawn has also implemented the use of an innovative case-management system for outbound transfers that allows clients to access web-based, real-time information anywhere, anytime.