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 advanced skills in Spanish.

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

  • 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, since 2020 in training
  • 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)
    - 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
    - Co-Chair, New York Chapter Department of Labor Committee
    - New York District Director Committee
    - New York Chapter CBP 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
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • German American Chamber of Commerce
  • Legal Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certification, 2016

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • 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
  • Upcoming Panelist (PERM), AILA Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, June 2020
  • Upcoming 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