The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) elected Anastasia Tonello, an immigration attorney from New York, NY, as the association’s new Secretary for the 2013-2014 term. The election results were announced during AILA’s 57th Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA, on June 27, 2013.
Ms. Tonello is Managing Partner of Laura Devine Attorneys in New York and is also a Partner of Laura Devine Solicitors in London. She was a charter member and officer of AILA’s Rome District Chapter and currently serves as the Chair of AILA’s Department of State Committee. She has been recognized in Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500 UK Edition, Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession, and SuperLawyers.
Having spent the majority of her career practicing US law as an immigrant in London, Ms. Tonello has experienced many of the issues and obstacles immigrants in this country encounter—both personally and professionally.
Ms. Tonello joined AILA as a member in 1998. She is a frequent speaker on consular issues having spoken at professional conferences and at the world’s leading business schools in the US and abroad.
She received her B.A. from Indiana University and her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.
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