Joan-Elisse Carpentier, Esq. is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, based in its New York office. As part of the Regulation and Government Affairs Department, she concentrates her practice in all areas of immigration and nationality law affecting corporations and other businesses. Ms Carpentier, who is listed in Chambers USA as a top immigration lawyer, has written and lectured on business immigration topics for many different audiences. She is involved with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where she has co-chaired the New York Chapter™s Corporate Practice Committee.