Daniela Berisiartu Barshel



(305) 704-5940

(305) 704-5955

Daniela represents corporations and individual clients in a variety of immigration matters, including EB-5 investments, I-9 compliance, and employment-based petitions. She also handles family-based sponsorships, inadmissibility waivers, and citizenship cases.

Prior to joining the firm, Daniela was an attorney at a national law firm and a Florida-based immigration law firm. While in law school, she was a law clerk at an international immigration law firm and a legal intern at the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Southern Legal Counsel. She also served as a certified legal intern with the Gator TeamChild Juvenile Law Clinic, a research assistant for Professor Berta Hernandez-Truyol, and an editor of the Florida Journal of International Law.

Before practicing law, Daniela was a development and communications specialist at Americans for Immigrant Justice. Daniela received her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from American University and her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.


Cozen O’Connor Continues Growth of Miami Office With Addition of Leading Immigration Group

January 09, 2017

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to welcome a team of three lawyers with extensive immigration experience to the firm’s Miami office.


Presidential Proclamation Extending Suspension of Immigration from Abroad [Alert]

June 23, 2020

Fran Rayer, Scott Bettrigde, Daniela Berisiartu Barshel, and Elizabeth Olivera discuss President Trump's extension of Proclamation 10014.

USCIS Issues Updates on Premium Processing, Reopening of Local Field Offices [Alert]

June 03, 2020

Daniela Barshel discusses what services will be available when USCIS opens certain field offices tomorrow.

Presidential Proclamation Temporarily Suspends Immigration from Abroad [Alert]

April 23, 2020

Fran Rayer, Scott Bettridge, Daniela Barshel, and Elizabeth Olivera discuss what President Trump's temporary suspension of certain categories of immigrants from entering the United States means and who is impacted.

H-1B Electronic Registration Process Operational for the Fiscal Year 2021 Cap Season [Alert]

December 16, 2019

Learn about the changes USCIS announced for its online registration system that will be implemented in the 2020 H-1B lottery.

TNs in Trouble? Responding to Recent Changes in the TN Economist Classification [The ABC's of Immigration Law Blog]

December 21, 2017

USCIS has issued new guidance on the TN nonimmigrant classification for economists. Following a Policy Memorandum dated November 20, 2017, USCIS will no longer classify financial analysts, market research analysts, and marketing specialists in the TN economist category. Effectively immediately,...

New Form I-9 Takes Effect on September 18, 2017 [The ABC's of Immigration Law Blog]

September 18, 2017

As of today, September 18, employers must use the new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, for all new hires. The new form is available on the USCIS website and on most electronic Form I-9 software programs. USCIS originally released the revised Form I-9 on July 17, 2017, which did not...

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  • University of Florida School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
  • American University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2011
  • Florida

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