Susan Akina is passionate about helping businesses and individuals achieve their immigration goals. Susan regularly counsels multi-national corporations and individuals on a wide variety of immigration matters. Susan’s clients are diverse and in various industries including technology, healthcare, media, and real estate. She has successfully helped clients obtain non-immigrant visas including E-2, H-1B, H-3, L-1, O-1, P-1, R-1, and immigrant visas within the EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 visa categories.
In addition to corporate immigration matters, Susan has assisted individuals with their family-based petitions to reunite and keep families intact in the United States. She has represented countless individuals at USCIS for employment and marriage-based green card interviews along with citizenship interviews.
As an active member within the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), Susan received the Committee of the Year Award when she served as Co-Chair of the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee. Susan enjoys sharing knowledge relating to immigration law and is a frequent CLE speaker.
Prior to joining the Guerrero Law Firm, Susan worked as an Associate Attorney at an international corporate immigration law firm with a focus on EB-5 Immigrant Investor visas.
Prior to law school, Susan interned at the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project. She was also an account executive at one of the largest global advertising agencies, where she received the “Make A Difference Award” given to top performers in their field.
Susan speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Fujianese.
Fordham University Law School | J.D., 2012
- Notes and Articles Editor, Fordham International Law Journal
- Member, Fordham Moot Court
- Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, summa cum laude
Smith College | B.A., Government with minor in Spanish, cum laude, 2005
Committee of the Year Award, Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), 2018
Bar Admissions: New York
Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY)
Former Co-Chair of Immigration and Nationality Law Committee (2017-2019)
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Member