Susanne Heubel

Special Counsel

  • Susanne Heubel
  • Phone: +1 212 404 8710
    Fax: +1 212 818 9606

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    230 Park Avenue, Suite 1130
    New York, NY 10169-0079

Susanne Heubel concentrates her practice in the area of immigration law. Ms. Heubel assists companies and individuals who wish to employ foreign nationals in the United States for a temporary period or permanently. She also assists individuals with applications for naturalization and is involved in a variety of family-based immigration matters. Ms. Heubel submits many EB-1-3 functional and supervisory manager petitions, primarily in market research and information technology, and has helped individual clients with a variety of family-based matters, as well as green card renewal and naturalization applications.

Ms. Heubel earned her law degree at the University of Wuerzburg in Germany and was awarded a Master’s of Law Degree in International Business and Trade from Fordham University School of Law, cum laude, where she was a member of the International Law Journal.

Ms. Heubel speaks fluent German and has intermediate skills in Spanish.

Ms. Heubel is listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2021.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration and Nationality Law

Representative Matters

  • Assisted successfully in obtaining TN status for a part-time accountant from Canada during the COVID pandemic, despite potential issues with frequent and long-term visitor status.

  • Obtained USCIS approval of a green card petition requiring two employer/petitioner successor-in-interest arguments.

  • Obtained approval of an employment-based I-485 application after a successful motion for reconsideration, based on USCIS acknowledgement that the applicant was eligible to adjust status based on INA 245(k).
  • Helped N-400 applicant with background of traffic violations obtain U.S. citizenship
  • Obtained H-1B approval for a youth soccer coach and facility director
  • Obtained approval for a more functional than supervisory manager EB-1-3 petition after EB-1-3 adjudication standards became stricter.


  • New York


  • Fordham University School of Law, LL.M., International Business and Trade, cum laude, 2001
  • University of Wuerzburg, Germany, 1996


  • Duane Morris LLP, New York, NY
    - Special Counsel, 02/2020 -present
  • Satterlee Stephens LLP, New York, NY
    - Counsel, 01/2014 to 01/2020
    - Associate Attorney, 05/2002 to 03/2006 and 08/2007 to 12/2013
  • Law Offices of Moses Apsan, P.C., Newark, NJ
    - Managing Attorney, Business Immigration, 10/2006 to 08/2007
  • The Law Offices of Richard S. Goldstein, P.C., New York, NY
    - Associate Attorney, 09/2001 to 08/2002
  • Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP, Rochester, NY
    Associate Attorney, 09/2001 to 08/2001
  • Government of Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany, 07/1996 to 04/1999
    - Mandatory & Voluntary Clerkships, including law firm clerkships at Manovil, Zaldivar & Ragazzi, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Wormser, Kiely, Galef & Jacobs LLP in New York, NY

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2021

  • Alumni Scholar, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, Germany
  • Recipient, Incentive Prize, Young Authors/Literature Forum, Wiesbaden, Germany, 1997

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Montclair Animal Shelter
    - Dog and cat volunteer
  • Montclair United Soccer Club
    - Youth Volunteer Coordinator, since 2018
    - Past roles include U8 Girls Director, and Tournament, Annual Parade and Tryout Coordinator

Professional Activities

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
    - 2021/2022 Member, Cross Practice Committee, and Corporate/I-9/DOL Committee, AILA New York Chapter
    - 2021/2022 Member of AILA’s National Department of Labor Committee
    - 2020/2021 Member of AILA's National Department of Labor Committee
    - 2020/2021 Member of the Annual Conference Committee
    - 2020/2021 Member, DOL Committee, AILA New York Chapter
    - 2020/2021 Member, Corporate Practice Committee, AILA New York Chapter
    - 2020/2021 Member, New York Chapter CBP Committee
    - Past Co-Chair, New York Chapter Department of Labor Committee
    - Past Member, New York District Director Committee
    - Past Co-Chair, York Chapter Corporate Practice Committee
    - Past member, National Distance Learning Committee
  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
    - International Law and Practice Section
    -- Past Chair, Committee on Central and Eastern European and Central Asian Law
  • German American Chamber of Commerce
  • Legal Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certification, 2016

Selected Publications

Media Hits

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Discussion Leader, "Documenting I-140 Ability-to-Pay When Times Are Hard," AILA Education Department, Webinar, February 1, 2022
  • Speaker, Conversation with Susanne Heubel, (speaking to LL.M. students about immigration options and job search tips), Fordham University School of Law, November 18, 2021
  • Panelist, PERM Labor Certification as Part of the Green Card Process, American Immigration Lawyers Association New York Chapter Online CLE Event, November 1, 2021
  • Discussion Leader and Panelist (PERM), AILA Virtual Annual Conference, June 2021
  • Co-host, AILA New York Chapter Department of Labor Committee Brown Bag, May 26, 2021
  • Speaker, "Immigration Updates," The New Reality of Workplace Law and Practice in the COVID-19 Era, Duane Morris LLP, Webinar, November 9, 2020
  • Speaker, "PERM Sponsorship in Our New Normal: Building Successful Applications in an Uncertain Job Market," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), July 16, 2020
  • Speaker, "DOL Committee Addresses LCA/NOF Issues," American Immigration Lawyers Association, April 9, 2020
  • Panelist (PERM), AILA Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, June 2020
  • Moderator (PERM), AILA New York Chapter monthly meeting, New York, NY, Spring 2020
  • Panelist (U.S. Immigration Law – Where are We Now?), NYSBA Continuing Legal Education, New York, NY, May 2017
  • Moderator/Panelist (PERM), AILA New York Chapter monthly meeting, New York, NY, September 2009
  • Chair/Panelist (I-9 and E-Verify), AILA New York Chapter monthly meeting, New York, NY, October 2008
  • Discussion Leader, AILA pod casts (245i and working parents) & AILA web seminar (PERM), 2008