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Lauren Hazday

Associate - los angeles


Legal Expertise

Lauren Hazday is a member of MSK’s Immigration Practice Group in the Firm's Los Angeles office. Lauren advises clients on U.S. federal immigration and nationality law, nonimmigrant visas, and permanent residence. She provides strategic guidance on employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant matters including O-1s, TNs, L-1s, H-1Bs, and E visas. Lauren helps clients obtain permanent residence through the Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher, Multinational Manager, and Labor Certification categories. Her clients have included companies in the pharmaceutical, management consulting, financial services, and entertainment industries. The daughter of a Cuban immigrant, Lauren witnessed firsthand the impact that status in the U.S. can have on an individual’s life. Lauren is committed to helping clients navigate the complexities of immigration law.

Representative Matters

  • Managed large-volume Labor Certification unit for multinational financial institution.*
  • Helped to obtain permanent residence through the EB-1 Extraordinary Ability category for the Chief Economist of a Fortune 500 and Fortune Global 500 company.*
  • Facilitated transfers of multinational corporate executives, managers, and professional employees with specialized knowledge to the U.S.*
  • Worked with one of the world’s largest multinational pharmaceutical companies to secure permanent residence for a highly esteemed oncologist through the EB-1 Outstanding Researcher category.*

*Indicates experience prior to joining MSK

Other Career Experience

  • Senior Counsel, Gibney, Anthony, & Flaherty, LLP 
  • Associate, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy
  • Attorney, The Law Offices of Mercedes S. Cano


Events & Speaking Engagements

Practice Areas


  • New York


  • J.D., Boston College Law School
  • B.A., Northwestern University 


  • Spanish
  • Mandarin Chinese 
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