Elena Park, a member of Cozen O’Connor, concentrates her practice on all aspects of immigration law, with particular focus on business and employment immigration matters. She is the founding member of the firm’s immigration practice.
Elena has extensive experience in representing multinational corporations, domestic companies, nonprofit institutions, and investors seeking to employ foreign nationals in the United States for immigrant (permanent) or non-immigrant (temporary) visas. She has represented clients on diverse immigration matters before the Department of Labor, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration Board of Appeals, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review, and federal, district, and circuit courts. Elena also counsels clients on employment verification compliance and provides defense in the event of government agency audits and investigations. She also has extensive experience in immigration matters related to family/individuals, investors, and litigation.
Elena is a regular speaker and writer on the topic of immigration law. She has presented numerous continuing legal education courses to attorneys, including “Wage/Hour and Immigration Issues in Employment Cases” and “The Basics of Immigration Law.” In addition, she has given numerous presentations to the business and lay communities. From holding a WHYY radio program to being a featured speaker at Widener School of Law’s Immigration Event, Elena is highly recognized for her immigration law experience. Elena’s articles have been published in journals such as the National Law Journal and Workforce Management. Elena is often quoted by the media on the topic of immigration law, including the Los Angeles Times andWorkforce Management.
In recognition of her achievements, Elena Park was awarded Temple University’s 2011 Gallery of Success award, which recognizes alumni from each of the university’s 17 schools and colleges. She was also award the 2011 Pro Bono Publico Award from the American Bar Association. Elena was selected as a “Top Attorney 2010″ in Immigration by Main Line Today publication. She was also awarded the 2010 Award of Special Recognition for Significant Contribution to the Legal Community. In 2008, Elena was featured as a Rising Star in Law and Politics. She was also awarded the 2007 Lawyers on the Fast Track award by Pennsylvania Law Weekly and The Legal Intelligencer, as well as the 2007 Minorities on the Verge Award by The Legal Intelligencer.
Meixian Li is the Director of China Business Development. Mei is responsible for the development and implementation of Cozen O’Connor’s China business development initiatives. In this position, she plays a key role in the firm’s growing China practice.
Mei spends a substantial amount of her time in China maintaining the firm’s existing client relationships and developing new ones. Through the extensive business and government relationships she has developed in China, Mei provides advice and assistance to the firm’s existing and new U.S. clients in their effort to build or expand their presence in China.
Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Mei was project director at Kamsky Associates Incorporated, based in Kamsky’s Beijing office. In this role, Mei led projects for clients in China market entry-related areas, including market research and analysis, strategy formulation and implementation, due diligence, competitor and partner analysis, and contract negotiations.
From 1999 to 2001, before attending law school, Mei worked as a business analyst for Citigroup. At Citigroup Mei created profitability reports for CitiFinancial and effectively communicated report results with headquarter management, regional managers, as well as branch managers. She also worked as a business analyst for CitiCards where she analyzed profit, cost, and risk factors of large credit card portfolios.
Mei earned her J.D. from Temple University’s law school and obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to working for Kamsky, Mei was a litigation associate at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, LLP, in Philadelphia, where she managed litigation cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mei also served as the judicial law clerk for the Honorable Lee A. Solomon, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey and as associate counsel for the Defense Logistics Agency in Philadelphia. She is a certified mediator.