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Anastasia Tonello, an immigration lawyer from New York, NY, was installed as the association’s President for the 2018–2019 term.
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 – Europe, Middle East, and Africa (RDC-EMEA) and served as the Chair of AILA’s Department of State Committee.
Having spent the first decade of her career practicing U.S. 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 1999. She is a frequent speaker on immigration issues, having spoken at professional conferences, the world’s leading business schools in the U.S. and abroad, and in the media. She has been recognized in Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500 (UK and US) Chambers (UK, Global and USA), SuperLawyers and Best Lawyers.
She received her B.A. from Indiana University and her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.
Ms. Tonello is active on social media; her Twitter handle is @anastasianylon.
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