Biography

JOANNA K. DIRADJI is an Associate in the Immigration Law Group, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green.

Ms. Diradji:

  • Advises employers on business-related immigration matters involving the recruitment, hiring, transfer, and retention of foreign nationals in the United States
  • Secures employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for employees of large multinational corporations
  • Provides guidance to clients on all aspects of the permanent residency process
  • Advises clients undergoing PERM labor certification audits
  • Counsels companies on Form I-9 compliance

Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Ms. Diradji was an attorney at a corporate immigration law firm and a fellow with the Safe Passage Project, a nonprofit providing representation to unaccompanied minors in the immigration process.

While attending law school, Ms. Diradji was a Notes & Comments Editor of the New York Law School Law Review and served as a clinical intern at Catholic Charities’ Immigration Clinic, where she assisted in asylum and protection-based immigration claims. Throughout law school, Ms. Diradji also clerked for a number of boutique firms that focused on corporate immigration. Prior to law school, she was a manager at a nonprofit cultural exchange program and taught English in Egypt, Italy, and South Korea.

Education

  • New York Law School (J.D., High Honors, 2014)
    • Notes & Comments Editor, New York Law School Law Review
    • John Marshall Harlan Scholar
  • Portland State University (B.A., 2005)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York