Harry Asatrian

Harry Asatrian is Of Counsel to Murphy Orlando, counseling on complex criminal immigration matters. Harry is also a Partner at Strasser Asatrian, LLC in its Newark office practicing Immigration and Nationality Law with special emphasis on corporate and employment-based immigration as well as federal appellate litigation of immigration matters.

After more than a decade as an entrepreneur, Harry began his legal career and training at Proskauer Rose LLP, one of the most prestigious firms in the country. As an Associate in Proskauer’s Immigration Practice Group, Harry worked closely with corporate in-house legal departments and human resource managers of Fortune 500 multinational companies advising on worldwide employment-based immigration strategies and compliance. He advised companies and foreign national employees on immigration matters in various industries including the pharmaceutical, financial, government, health and manufacturing sectors. He successfully prepared nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions on behalf of these multinational companies.

Harry’s articles have appeared in prominent publications in the field including, Benders Immigration Bulletin, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, New Jersey Lawyer, International Legal Strategy, New Jersey Law Journal as well as, 2004-05 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook. His article entitled, “Are Foreign Companies at a Higher Risk of National Origin and Race Discrimination Liability for Appointing Essential Expatriates in Their U.S. Subsidiaries” was published in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and New Jersey Lawyer. In the area of immigration law, Harry has published, “Twenty-First Century Act of 2000: Unresolved Issues and Implications of September 11th” in International Legal Strategy and most recently, his article entitled, “Advance Degree Exemption Opens Door to Foreign Experts” appeared in the New Jersey Law Journal.

Harry has also been invited to speak at local, regional and national immigration seminars and conferences on immigration topics such as, Adjustment of Status of Visa Waiver Overstays, Violence Against Women’s Act, Special Immigrant Juveniles, Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Researcher petitions as well as Child Status Protection Act.

Harry has also successfully litigated federal immigration matters in New Jersey District Court, Circuit Courts of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court including Petitions for Writ of Certiorari, Writ of Habeas Corpus, Petitions for Review, Mandamus Actions, as well as, Asylum, Withholding of Removal and Constitutional issues.