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Associate - Ashley E. Mendoza

Ashley E. Mendoza


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Ashley E. Mendoza is an associate in the Employer Defense and Labor Relations Practice Group, practicing primarily in the area of immigration law. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Connecticut and New York chapters of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Ashley has dedicated her career to immigration law, practicing exclusively in this area for the past five years.

Ashley has provided employment-based immigration advice and services for a variety of clients, ranging from small employers to Fortune 500 companies in the retail, entertainment, fashion, fine arts, culinary, sports, media, communications and marketing, and information technology industries. Ashley has extensive experience devising and executing comprehensive case strategies in order to timely obtain the desired immigration benefits for foreign nationals whose talents are crucial to the ongoing business and growth of U.S. employers.

Ashley has successfully filed employment-based EB-1-1, EB-1-3, EB-2 and EB-3 [PERM and National Interest Waiver] immigrant petitions as well as O-1A, O-1B, O-2, L-1A, L-1B, E-2, E-3, H-1B, H-1B1, H-3, TN (NAFTA), J-1, and P-1 nonimmigrant visa petitions and applications for a wide range of professionals including company executives, investors, entrepreneurs, marketing analysts and strategists, physicians, biomedical researchers, teachers (primary through university level), computer science and information systems engineers, economists, architects, accountants and auditors, graphic designers, artist and model agents, artists (photographers, hair and makeup artists, stylists, sculptors, illustrators, etc.), models, actors, comedians, directors, producers and production support personnel, musicians, athletes and fashion and jewelry designers. She has also successfully filed family-based immigrant visa petitions and adjustment of status applications. Upon petition approval from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ashley has regularly provided immigration advice and services to foreign nationals in connection with the consular process to timely obtain their visa stamps from U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide. Ashley has also counseled U.S. employers regarding I-9 compliance and self-audits, as well as compliance with the federal anti-discrimination immigration laws.


  • New York Law School Moot Court Association Executive Board
  • New York Law School Legal Association for Women Executive Board

Professional Affiliations

  • New York Law School Moot Court Alumni Organization: Founder/Vice President
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Connecticut and New York Chapters: Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association New York Chapter Pro Bono Committee: Member (2015-16)
  • Alumni Admission Collaborative Participant for Wheaton College
  • Connecticut Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Fred D. Wish School Volunteer Tutor Program
  • Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure, Team Captain (2009-2014)

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Practice Areas


  • New York Law School, J.D., 2010, cum laude
  • Wheaton College, B.A., 2007, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut
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