Laurie Woog has over twenty years of experience in the immigration law field.  She represents clients in employment and family-based immigration cases before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and U.S. consulates abroad in all areas of immigration, including temporary work visas such as H-1b, L-1, R-1 and O-1s, and green cards through family relationships, labor certification (PERM) and employment based on extraordinary ability in the arts, science and business, national interest waivers, and outstanding professors and researchers.

Laurie can also assist companies and corporations nationwide with business immigration needs to help employees stay in the US temporarily or on a permanent basis (with a green card).  Laurie handles many applications for green cards based on marriage, extensions of status, and naturalization.

She lectures frequently on immigration topics and has authored several articles. She is an adjunct professor of Immigration Law at Union County College and previously taught immigration law at the University of Wisconsin Law School.  She was recently interviewed on air about the Supreme Court’s decision on the Trump administration travel ban.

  • State of New Jersey, 2000
  • U.S. District Court New Jersey, 2000

  • Northeastern University Law School, 1990
  • Harvard University, B.A., 1982

H-1b Visa Season Is Coming Up!

February 18, 2022

If your company needs to hire a temporary worker, NOW is the time to start the immigration process for those who may fit the H-1b category. An example of an employee who would need an H-1b is an engineer currently working on "Optional Practical Training" (OPT) whose employment authorization is ending in June, 2022, or a qualified worker you would like to hire from abroad. The H-1b visa is for various types of professionals such as engineers, teachers, scientists, business executives, architects, etc.

Immigration Update From Mandelbaum Barrett PC

April 27, 2020

April 27, 2020 By Laurie J. Woog Executive Order Suspending Entry of Certain Immigrants. President Trump signed an executive order that became effective for 60 days starting April 23. Within 50 days, the Departments of Homeland Security and Labor may recommend whether the administration should continue the order. Moreover, within 30 days, the administration will […]

Immigration Law Update: H-1b and DACA News

May 3, 2018

H-1b Cap reached: As H-1b watchers know, USCIS started accepting H-1b filings for the new fiscal year on April 2, 2018 and the cap, or quota, was reached quickly.

USCIS Approves EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) Petition Submitted in the Field of Emergency Medicine Technology by Attorney Laurie Woog, Head of Mandelbaum Barrett PC Immigration Group

June 25, 2016

After only two months, USCIS approved the above case submitted by Laurie Woog, Esq. on behalf of a venture capital-backed start up tech company in New York that sought to retain a key business partner responsible for managing the launch of an app designed to revolutionize

Laurie Woog Was Recently Quoted in New Jersey Business Magazine on the Impact of Immigration Laws on New Jersey Employers

May 4, 2018

Laurie Woog, Of Counsel to the Firm and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice Group, was recently quoted in a New Jersey Business Magazine article on how immigration laws are impacting New Jersey employers.

Laurie Woog Interviewed on Issues and Ideas Radio Show about Current State of DACA

September 18, 2017

Laurie Woog, Chair of the Firm's Immigration Law Practice, spoke with Chris DeBello on his "Issues and Ideas" radio show this week about the current state of DACA and who it is impacting the 22,000 in New Jersey who are in it. Hear what Laurie had to say by clicking on Read More.

September 2017 Immigration Law Update

September 12, 2017

Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Immigration Law Department has shared its July 2017 Immigration Law Update covering topics such as DACA and new restrictions on employment-based Green Card applicants. Check out this month's issue here.

Laurie Woog Authors Article for The Matrimonial Strategist on Divorce and the Undocumented Spouse

August 24, 2017

Laurie Woog, Of Counsel to the Firm and Chair of its Immigration Law Department recently authored an article for The Matrimonial Strategist on "Divorce and the Undocumented Spouse.

July 2017 Immigration Law Update

July 5, 2017

Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Immigration Law Department has shared its July 2017 Immigration Law Update covering topics such as DACA Benefits, Cuts to the H-2B Visa Program and the Supreme Court's recent decision on travel. Check out this month's issue here:

Laurie Woog Quoted on Regarding Revised Travel Ban

June 27, 2017

Laurie Woog, Chair of Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Immigration Law practice was quoted in a article on the Revised Travel Ban. Check out what Laurie had to say here: