Negar Mortazavi

Senior Associate // New York


Negar is a Senior Associate in our New York office representing multinational companies and organizations in nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters. She provides strategic advice on how to best maneuver the complexities of the U.S. immigration system. She manages a team of four paralegals with an average workload of 250 to 300 cases per month for one of the firm’s largest clients.

Despite the large volume of cases, she takes a personal interest in her client’s employees, striving to ease anxiety and worries of these individuals and their families as they struggle to follow their dreams of a better life.

Negar is a shining example of BAL’s people-centric values. Negar practices immigration law with the heart of a humanitarian aid worker, utilizing her unique combination of legal expertise and dedication to human rights to assist individuals around the world through her pro bono efforts. She works with high-profile international NGOs such as the International Rescue Committee, Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, and Kids in Need of Defense.

Negar serves on BAL’s DE&I Board and wrote the mission statement for the firm’s Pro Bono committee on which she also serves. She is instrumental in finding new ways BAL attorneys can support relevant partnerships with other organizations.

Negar is an active member of the Iranian-American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the New York City Bar Association.

Boston University School of Law, J.D.
University of Virginia College of Arts, B.A., Foreign Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies, cum laude

English, Persian, Spanish, and Azeri (spoken in northwestern Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan)

State Bar of New York
State Bar of Massachusetts
State Bar of District of Columbia

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