Areas of Practice
  • George Washington University, J.D., 1988
  • Michigan State University, B.S., 1984
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia

Dana J. Delott

1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 6498
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Dana Delott is an attorney in Steptoe's Washington office where she is a member of the Immigration practice.  Ms. Delott focuses on the full spectrum of business and family-based immigration, naturalization matters, as well as compliance strategies.  Her clients range from start-ups to large multinationals and Fortune 500 companies.  She has counseled for profit and non-profit entities across industries including IT, biotech, pharmaceutical, engineering, architecture, construction, higher education, public/private K-12 schools,  financial institutions, hedge funds and brokerages,  research institutions, hospitals, medical and dental practices, pharmacies, and law firms.

Ms. Delott has significant experience with skilled and professional workers, multinational executives and specialized knowledge employees, professors and researchers, entrepreneurs, and health care providers.  She also assists corporate clients with merger and acquisition related immigration consequences and requirements.

Ms. Delott’s family-based work spans the full range of immediate and preference relative case options and fiancé petitions.  She has represented individuals on immigration options and procedures for children born abroad through ART (surrogacy).  She also provides guidance and representation regarding naturalization matters and citizenship by derivation.

Ms. Delott is a frequent writer on immigration issues who has authored or co-authored over 1,000 articles on a variety of topics.

Ms. Delott’s specific experience includes:

  • Full cycle advice and representation in commonly-utilized immigration categories including: B-1/B-2 (visitors), F-1 (students), G-4 (international organization representatives),  H1B (temporary professional workers), J-1 (exchange visitors), K-1 (fiancés), L-1 (intra-company transferees), O-1 (extraordinary ability), R (religious workers), TN (NAFTA), U (crime victims), EB-1 (extraordinary ability, multinational executives and managers, and outstanding professors/researchers), EB-2 (Advanced degree professionals, including National Interest Waivers), Immediate Relatives, Preference Relatives, and Removal of Conditions
  • Advising on and mitigating the immigration consequences of criminal charges and immigration law violations, including preparation of non-immigrant and immigrant inadmissibility waivers and Nunc pro tunc requests to late-file extensions or changes of nonimmigrant status
  • Responding to challenges to benefits eligibility, including Requests for Evidence (RFE) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOID) and representation in administrative appeals and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider
  • Complex family-based cases, including post-divorce step-parent petitions and post-divorce removal of conditions
  • Disputed naturalization cases due to immigration, personal, or travel history