Attorney, Member of the Firm
Lori is an experienced business and immigration attorney. She routinely assists our professional and business clients of all sizes, and their foreign national employees, in obtaining and extending temporary nonimmigrant visas and status (including B-1, E-1/E-2, E-3, H-1B, J-1, L-1, O-1, and TN status), immigrant visas and permanent residence status (in the EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 categories, as well as through National Interest Waivers) and U.S. citizenship. She also represents individuals in a variety of family based immigration matters, including marriage-based permanent residence, and provides advice on immigrant and nonimmigrant visa consular processing. Lori has particular expertise representing growth-stage software and technology companies (including digitial media, advertising and analytics), biotech and medical device companies, and overseas entities desiring or having a U.S. presence. Lori’s clients at Outside GC include QuickBase, Localytics, Tumi, Iora Health, ezCater, Torque Therapeutics, Arrakis Therapeutics, Decibel Insight, ModusLink and Vesper Technologies.
Before joining Outside GC in 2012, Lori practiced law at Miller & Caine, LLP in Providence, RI beginning in 2004, where she dedicated her legal practice to the business immigration area. During her tenure at M&C, Lori acted as de-facto in-house immigration counsel to a wide range of business clients, including hospitals and physician networks. She gained expertise in immigration law as it pertains to foreign medical graduates, medical researchers and covered health professionals during that time. In 1999, Lori joined Finnegan, Hickey, Dinsmoor & Johnson, P.C., a boutique commercial law firm in Boston, as a corporate attorney. At FHD&J, Lori focused her practice in the areas of venture capital financing, general business counseling, commercial contracts, SEC compliance filings and copyright and trademark transactions. Lori previously began her law career in 1996 as an associate at Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C. in Providence, specializing in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance, representation of closely held businesses, commercial loans and real estate transactions, and copyright and trademark matters.
Lori was raised in Cranston, RI, and graduated cum laude from Moses Brown School in Providence. She earned a B.A. in International Relations, cum laude, from University of Pennsylvania in 1993. During her undergraduate years at Penn, Lori was a member of the Women’s Varsity Squash Team. Lori earned her J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1996, where she also served as an Editor of the Boston University Law Review.
Lori is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. She is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association, AILA’s New England Chapter and its Global Migration Section, and the International Medical Graduate Taskforce. Lori is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association (including its Immigration Law Section) and the Rhode Island Bar Association. Lori and her family currently live in Sharon, Massachusetts. When not working, Lori enjoys cheering on her children at various sporting events and hiking with the family dog, Ollie. She also enjoys practicing Bikram yoga, playing golf, skiing, and sharing a great meal and wine with family and friends.