Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Practice Group, has been appointed to American Immigration Lawyers Association’s National Member Engagement Committee for the 2021-2022 term.
“As a long-time, devoted member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, I am thrilled to take this next step in my participation by recruiting and mentoring new members,” said Lahoud.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) liaisons and committee members play an integral part in helping to achieve the association’s mission to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.
The Member Engagement Committee supports membership growth by actively recruiting and identifying ways to retain members. Members of the committee identify and recruit potential new member leads and contact lapsed members for renewal. The committee also provides input and feedback regarding membership needs, programs, and policies. The responsibility of serving on a national committee carries with it a commitment to hard work, selflessness, and excellence.
Lahoud focuses his practice exclusively on immigration law and deportation defense for individuals, families, small to large domestic and multinational businesses and corporations, employers, international employees, investors, students, professors, researchers, skilled professionals, athletes, and entertainers, in every type of immigration or deportation defense matter—whether domestic or foreign. His immigration practice is broad, ranging from areas of corporate and employment immigration and related compliance to immigration litigation before agencies and courts across the United States, for corporations and individuals alike.
Lahoud has received numerous accolades. He has been awarded the Empire State Pro Bono Counsel Award each year since 2012, has been selected as Lead Counsel, has received the Martindale-Hubbell Platinum Client Champion Award, and has been named a Super Lawyers® Rising Star, ranked as a Top Rated Immigration Attorney in the New York Metro Area, in which a description of the selection methodology can be found here. EB5 Investors, the leading online portal, conference series, and magazine for investors, developers, and EB-5 professionals, has named Lahoud one of the “Top 5 Rising Stars” nationally. He was also included in the Lehigh Valley Business 2021 “Power 30 in Law” listing and named one of the 40 young professionals from the Greater Lehigh Valley as the Lehigh Valley Business 2017 “Forty Under 40” for his commitment to business growth, professional excellence, and the community.
Lahoud earned his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Lehigh University, where he earned Dean’s List; was named a President’s Scholar; was inducted into Phi Beta Delta; received the Williams Award, Treen Scholarship, and Littner Scholarship; and was Editor of The Lehigh Review. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he earned Dean’s List, received CALI awards in many courses, and worked on the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal.