Ilene Zaitouna


Ilene is an attorney in our Immigration practice group, serving a wide range of clients with complex immigration matters. She concentrates her practice on individuals and businesses in the preparation and filing of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions for individuals with extraordinary ability, multinational managers and executives, and preference petitions for professionals.

In her pro bono practice, Ilene has served as a legal volunteer for the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project. She also served as a legal intern at Human Rights First, Forbes Media LLC, and Gell & Gell of New York City. Ilene is a former judicial intern to Justice David F. Viviano of the Macomb County Circuit Court.

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  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

    Dean’s Merit Scholarship Recipient

    Participant – Paulson Moot Court Competition, Business Law Society, Heyman, In-house Counsel Program, Immigration Law Field Clinic, and Immigration Advocacy Clinic

  • James Madison College at Michigan State University

    B.A., political theory and constitutional democracy


  • State - Michigan
  • State - New York

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan


  • New York State Bar Association


  • Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association