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Sofia Hassander

Sofia Hassander is a Swedish-American immigration lawyer who helps business with the full range of business mobility needs, including H-1B, L-1, E-2, O-1, dependent-related visas, and related consular issues. Sofia has extensive experience with National Interest Waivers and Outstanding Researcher green card applications. She also regularly aids clients with immigration and mobility matters in other countries, including Sweden, and issues related to Swedish citizenship.

A significant portion of Sofia’s practice involves helping businesses in Sweden and the other Nordic countries establish a presence and grow in the United States. Sofia’s expertise is evidenced by her track record of developing successful strategies for numerous challenging cases, providing timely advice to employees, in-house counsel, and human resources representatives, and ultimately enabling them to achieve their immigration goals. Her guidance has proven invaluable in navigating complex immigration processes, and her strategies have resulted in positive outcomes for clients time and time again.

Sofia currently serves on the board of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Washington, DC (SACC-DC), and actively participates in promoting trade and investment between Sweden and the United States. She is also a member and former board member of the Swedish Women’s Educational Association (SWEA) chapter, which is part of a global network of 7,000 Swedish-speaking women who promote Swedish language, culture, and tradition. Additionally, Sofia is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Sofia grew up in Lund, Sweden, and earned her first law degree from the University of Lund before coming to the United States to obtain her second law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School. Prior to relocating to the United States, Sofia worked on complex antitrust matters at Herbert Smith, Clifford Chance, and Cederquist law firms in Brussels and Stockholm.


  • 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.

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