Eleanor Pelta Named First Vice President of AILA

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
George Tzamaras

LAS VEGAS, NV - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) today installed Eleanor Pelta of Washington, D.C., as the association’s First Vice President. The installment took place during sessions of AILA’s 53rd Annual Conference being held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Eleanor Pelta is a partner in the labor and employment law practice of Morgan Lewis & Bockius, located in Washington, D.C. She is the managing director of the firm’s national immigration practice. The immigration practice at Morgan Lewis focuses on assisting corporate clients in the management of large-scale global immigration programs, immigration policies and procedures, as well as all aspects of immigration compliance.

Ms. Pelta was named one of the leading U.S. immigration lawyers by Chambers USA and Chambers Global and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. The Legal Times named Ms. Pelta one of the "Top 10 Immigration Lawyers in D.C." in 2006.

Ms. Pelta’s past AILA positions include: chair, USCIS Liaison Committee; chair, DOL Liaison Committee; and chair of the AILA Annual Conference Planning Committee in 2004. She has been an AILF trustee for several years, and has been an enthusiastic member of the AILF Curriculum Center Committee. Ms. Pelta also is active in Holocaust education and remembrance.


The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 09060512.