We are pleased to announce that Ur Mendoza Jaddou has joined the firm's Washington, D.C. office as Counsel in our Immigration Practice.
Prior to joining Potomac Law, Ms. Jaddou served as Chief Counsel to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and as Chief Counsel to the House Immigration Subcommittee. She offers strategic immigration advice to a range of clients that include corporations, hospitals and research institutions, universities, trade associations, media outlets, and individuals facing complex immigration issues. In a field that is constantly changing, she has unique expertise to provide insight and guidance on changes in immigration policies and administration affecting businesses and other organizations.
As USCIS Chief Counsel, Ms. Jaddou provided legal counsel to the agency and interacted with the General Counsel of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other DHS immigration component counsel. She directed a legal program of almost 300 attorneys advising an agency of 19,000 employees and worked with other agencies to address various legal matters, including the Department of Justice on litigation, the Executive Office of Immigration Review, the Department of State on visa matters, and the Department of Labor on labor certification issues. Ms. Jaddou also led the State Department’s Bureau of Legislative Affairs as Deputy Assistant Secretary and the U.S. House of Representatives as the Chief Counsel of the House Immigration Subcommittee.
Ms. Jaddou received her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles as well as her M.A. and B.A. from Stanford University.