Tatiana Bessonova practices in the area of immigration law. Ms. Bessonova has experience with a variety of employment-related immigration issues, including: H-1B, TN, L-1A, L-1B, E-1, E-2, O-1, requests for evidence, notices of intent to deny, preparation of immigrant-based petitions (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3), corporate compliance and I-9, focusing on strategic immigration planning for U.S. and international companies for the international relocation of personnel into the United States.
Ms. Bessonova has addressed 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. Additionally, she has worked on family-based immigration, naturalization, detention and removal defense cases stemming from unlawful presence, illegal entry into the U.S., criminal infractions, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions, U-Visas for victims of crimes and a wide range of asylum cases. In addition, she has experience with federal court litigation, drafting complaints and motions for summary judgment and motions to reopen.
Ms. Bessonova is a 2008 graduate of the St. Thomas University School of Law, where she was a member of St. Thomas School of Law Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, and a graduate of Florida International University. She is fluent in Russian.
• Duane Morris LLP
- Staff Attorney, 2019-present
• Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP
- Associate, 2012-2014
• Bernstein, Osberg-Braun & de Moraes LLC
- Senior Supervising Attorney, 2009-2012
• Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford PA
- Associate, 2008-2009
• Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
- Assistant to the USCIS General Counsel for the Southern District, 2004-2005
- Assistant to the USCIS Florida District Director, 2003-2004
• The Florida Bar