Sofia Hassander is an Attorney in the Firm’s business immigration practice group, handling a wide variety of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visa petitions, including “extraordinary ability” visas, temporary work visas, green cards and more.

An immigrant herself, Sofia grew up in Sweden and worked as an attorney in Stockholm before moving to the United States to attend law school. Sofia earned law degrees both in the United States at Vanderbilt University Law School, and in Sweden at the University of Lund.

Prior to joining Grossman Young & Hammond, Sofia worked as an immigration attorney at Erickson Immigration Group, specializing in international immigration and global mobility. There Sofia worked with the global mobility teams at some of the largest companies in Silicon Valley, assisting with their migration needs world-wide. Before moving to the United States, Sofia spent more than 5 years working on complex antitrust matters at the law firms Herbert Smith, Clifford Chance, and Cederquist.

Sofia is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Washington, DC, and the DC chapter of the Swedish Women’s Educational Association a global network with 7,000 Swedish speaking women promoting Swedish language, culture and tradition. Sofia and her husband live in Washington, DC, with their son.

Sofia speaks native Swedish and fluent English.

  • LL.M., Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Jur. Kand., Faculty of Law, University of Lund
  • District of Columbia Bar 
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Board Member, Swedish American Chamber of Commerce (SACC-DC)
  • Swedish Women’s Educational Association (SWEA)
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers, “Ones to Watch,” U.S. News & World Report, 2023.
Selected Presentations
  • Global HR & Mobility: A Holistic Approach, Northern Virginia SHRM, September 10, 2019.