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Raluca (Luca) Vais-Ottosen

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Madison
email:
rvo@dewittross.com
phone:
608-252-9291
fax:
608-252-9243
assistant:
Julie Wilcox

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Raluca has assisted numerous clients with immigration matters ranging from family-based and individual immigration applications, to employment related visas. Originally from Romania, she utilized her personal experience as an immigrant to develop a special interest in Immigration Law.

Raluca is well versed in all aspects related to U.S. citizenship and naturalization, adjustment of status to permanent residence (green card), consular processing for immigrant visas, spouse visas, fiancé(e) visas or other family-based visas, H-1B and other work and business visas, student visas, J-1 visas and waivers, asylum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and issues related to the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, among others.

In addition to her immigration practice, she also has an extensive background in Employment Law. She assists companies in a number of areas, including but not limited to claims of workplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation, termination and constructive discharge, workplace investigations by state and federal agencies, as well as employment litigation.

Clients and Notable Representations


Raluca’s immigration clients typically include individuals seeking to obtain a U.S. visa, permanent residence (green card) or U.S. citizenship for themselves or their family members; employers of all sizes wishing to hire foreign workers; businesses of all sizes that are going through an internal or government I-9 audit. Raluca has successfully represented individuals in proceedings before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), as well as the U.S. Department of State through its U.S. Consulates abroad.

Raluca’s employment law clients typically include businesses from a variety of industries that are facing litigation or disputes stemming from employment-related issues, or that wish to implement or revise their employment policies and procedures. Among other notable contributions, Raluca assisted two of the firm’s partners in securing summary judgment for the employer and against the government in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) v. Flambeau, Inc., Case No. 14-cv-638 (W.D. Wis. 2015), a case of first impression in the Seventh Appellate Circuit, dealing with the conflict between the company’s wellness program and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Raluca is a regular blog contributor, bringing timely updates on hot issues in the immigration and employment law fields. She has also presented on immigration issues to individuals and businesses alike, and she has been invited as a guest speaker at the University of Wisconsin Law School’s legal clinics.

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