Kara K. Lancaster

Associate || Raleigh

Kara practices employment-based immigration, assisting multinational corporations in obtaining nonimmigrant visas and permanent residency for foreign national employees. She has expertise with a wide variety of temporary and permanent visa applications filed with government agencies including the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, Department of State, and Department of Labor. Kara works closely with HR and Global Mobility teams to provide immigration program management and regularly advises on strategic immigration solutions, compliance matters, and regulatory changes.

Kara graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from East Carolina University. She earned her Juris Doctor from New York Law School where she participated in an Immigration Clinic assisting unrepresented children in immigration court. Prior to joining Ogletree, Kara worked at a boutique immigration firm in New York, where she handled nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications for individuals of extraordinary ability in a wide variety of creative industries.

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Professional Activities

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), Programming Committee 2022
  • Wake County Bar Association


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