Kathleen M. Peregoy

Kathleen M. Peregoy is recognized as one of the premier immigration attorneys in the State of New Jersey. Formerly a Law Clerk in the Superior Court of New Jersey,  Appellate Division ( Hon. William G. Bischoff, PJAD, 1983-1984) and a corporate attorney at several distinguished New Jersey firms (1984-1995) , as a partner at Dornbaum & Peregoy, she has limited her practice for the past 25 years to immigration and nationality matters, with a special emphasis on employment based immigration.

She concentrates her work in PERM Labor Certification, priority worker filings in the Extraordinary Ability, National Interest Waiver, Outstanding Researcher and Professor, and Corporate Transferee categories and other business classifications. She provides advice and consultation for numerous Fortune 500 and emerging technology companies in the following sectors: biotechnology, chemical, education, engineering (environmental/power), financial services (accounting/auditing) insurance (and investment banks), health care, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications & semiconductors. In each case Ms. Peregoy assists these employers with domestic and international transfer of foreign personnel, including executives, managers, and other highly skilled professionals, and individuals of extraordinary and exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, and athletics.

DISTINCTIONS AND PEER RECOGNITION

Ms. Peregoy has lectured and published extensively on commercial and immigration law topics and is consistently listed in Martindale Hubbell’s “Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers“; “The Best Lawyers in America“; in New York and New Jersey Magazines’ “Top Lawyers“ and “Super Lawyers“ publications and Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration, for her work in Immigration Law.

MEMBERSHIPS, OFFICESHIPS AND SERVICE TO THE BAR

Ms. Peregoy is a past Chair of the NJ State Bar Association, Immigration, Naturalization and Americanism Section and an active Committee Chair (Customs and Border Protection) of the NJ Chapter of AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association). 

Member of the NJ State Bar Foundation Co-Sponsorship Committee (Grant Programs and Administration) for 25 years.

Member of the ABA Paralegal Advisory Board of Berkeley College, Woodland Park, New Jersey (now, the New York/New Jersey Legal Studies Advisory Board) since 1990.

Member, Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM; Garden state Chapter);

Lecturer at SHRM Annual Conferences, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

EDUCATION

Temple University (BBA, Management with a concentration in Industrial Relations and Organizational Behavior; Magna Cum Laude, Beta Gamma Sigma, 1980); Temple University ( J.D., Phi Alpha Delta, 1983).

BAR ADMISSIONS

Admitted to the bar in the State of New Jersey and State of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court-D.N.J., U.S. District Court-E.D.P.A. (1983); and U.S. Court of Appeals-Third Circuit (1984). Member (and past officer) of the New Jersey State Bar Association, (Immigration, Nationality and Americanism Section), New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA)), Pennsylvania State Bar Association, and American Immigration Lawyers Association, (AILA).

PUBLICATION AND LECTURE HIGHLIGHTS

LECTURES

For the past twelve (12) years, Ms. Peregoy has lectured regularly in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania on complex immigration matters.  Representative examples are the following:

Moderator/Speaker: Semi Annual NJICLE Symposium on Advanced Immigration Issues (2014 to Present) sponsored by NJSBA and NJ AILA; Moderator/Speaker: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American Immigration Lawyers Association (2017; 2019); Moderator/Speaker: Advanced Labor Certification Issues; “Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE , Newark, New Jersey (Nov. 2013); Speaker: The Top Ten Things We Hate Most About PERM: SVP, Drafting Job Descriptions, Recruitment, and Frustration Galore! AILA Philadelphia Chapter 2013 CLE Conference Philadelphia, PA (March 2013); Speaker: “Immigration Issues for Human Resource Representatives“ SHRM (October 2012); Moderator/Speaker: Advanced Labor Certification Issues; “Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE , Newark, New Jersey (Nov. 2010); Moderator/Speaker: Advanced Issues in Voluntary Compliance Models; Consistent Hiring Practices & Antidiscrimination Issues; 10th Annual Immigration Conference, NJICLE, Newark New Jersey; (March 2010); Moderator/Speaker: How to Respond to Audits In Labor certifications; “Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (Nov. 2009); Moderator/Speaker: Labor Certification changes between Old Form and New Form; “Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (Nov. 2008); Moderator/Speaker: PERM Continuing Problems; “Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel”, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE, New York, New York (Nov. 2007);

PUBLICATIONS (REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLES)

Author: Advanced Labor Certification Issues; Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel, New Rules and Trends in 3rd Party Placement & Employer/Employee Relationships; Seminar Material, NJICLE, (Nov. 2010); Author: Advanced Issues in Voluntary Compliance Models; Consistent Hiring Practices & Antidiscrimination Issues; Tenth Annual Immigration Conference 2010 Seminar Material, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, (NJICLE), (March 2010); Author: How to Respond to Audits in Labor Certifications; “Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel, Responding to RFEs,” Seminar Material, NJICLE, (Nov. 2009); Author: “Are You Prepared to File Your H-1Bs for receipt by USCIS on April 1, 2008?” Seminar Material, NJICLE, (Feb. 2008); Author: “DOL Awards Prevailing Wage To Terminated H-1B Employee for Period of Employee’s Authorized Stay in H-1B Status Due to Lack of Bona Fide Termination,” Seminar Material, NJICLE (Feb. 2008); Author: “Worksite Enforcement of Immigration Laws on the Rise by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement,” Seminar Material, NJICLE (Feb. 2008); Author: PERM Continuing Problems; Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel and Human Resource Personnel, PERM Issues; Seminar Material, NJICLE (Nov. 2007)