Rachel Ji-Young Yoo

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Rachel Ji-Young Yoo

Of Counsel

ryoo@rawle.com

New York

Tel (212) 643-0200

Fax (212) 643-0222

Bio

Rachel Yoo is Of Counsel to the Firm in the Midtown Manhattan office of Rawle & Henderson LLP. She focuses her law practice in the area of immigration law, policy and strategy.

Rachel has extensive experience representing clients from the healthcare, K-beauty and technology sectors in all aspects of U.S. Immigration Laws, including, but not limited to, obtaining temporary and permeant visas for foreign professionals, multi-national executives, investors, entertainers and religious workers. Rachel also represents individuals in various family-based immigration filings and in deportation (defense in removal) proceedings. 

She helps clients navigate through complicated status maintenance issues, consular processing of visas, waivers of the foreign residence requirement and other citizenship matters. In addition, Rachel advises employers with respect to employer I-9, LCA and Audit compliance requirement.

Rachel’s immigration accomplishments and successes include:

  • Represented EB-5 regional centers, developers, and investors, helping U.S. project clients raise $215.5 million in EB-5 capital
  • Worked with various HR departments on I-9 employment verification matters as well as H-1B and LCA compliance
  • Successfully represented individual E2 investors and Korea-US branch office enterprise E2 employee visa
  • Successfully represented foreign EB-5 investors with I-526 filings and I-829 filings 
  • Successfully assisted several U.S. companies in diverse industries with H-1B RFE responses

Rachel has obtained two law degrees from the U.S. and Korea. She also received an M.B.A. degree through a U.S.-Korea International Program. In addition, she serves as a member of the advisory board of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), a non-profit governmental agency promoting the international trade and investment.

A distinguished speaker, Rachel has presented on complex immigration issues throughout the country and around the world. She has been recognized in the 2018-2019 editions of New York Metro Super Lawyers – Rising Stars; Marquis Who’s Who in American Law.

Rachel proudly works as a voluntary lawyer for the Safe Passage Project, a New York-based nonprofit that provides pro bono legal services to unaccompanied children in immigration proceedings.

Prior to joining Rawle & Henderson LLP, Rachel was Of Counsel for a New York City-based firm.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)

Education

Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL, Master of Laws
Syracuse University, International Whiteman School of Management, NY, M.B.A.
Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea, Bachelor of Laws