Elizabeth A. Olivera

Associate

Chicago

(312) 382-3139

(312) 382-8910

Recent Publication:

Foreign Students Can Remain in the U.S. Even if All Classes Will Be Online

Fran Rayer and Beth Olivera discuss the settlement in President and Fellows of Harvard College et al. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al., allowing foreign students to remain in the United States even if all classes will be online.

Elizabeth's practice focuses on employment-based immigration for institutional clients and multinational corporations. She works with clients from a wide variety of industries, including technology, engineering, manufacturing, and utilities. She assists clients in acquiring employment-based visas for key employees so they will be authorized for employment in the United States.

Elizabeth serves on the board of governors for the National Filipino American Lawyers Association as alternate regional governor for the Central Region and as co-chair of the Young Lawyers Committee. She also serves on the board of directors of the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago.

Prior to joining the firm, Elizabeth was an extern to the Honorable Timothy A. Barnes, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois. Elizabeth was also a summer associate at Cozen O'Connor. Throughout law school, she was a research assistant to both Professor Wendy Epstein and Professor Gregory Mark. Prior to law school, Elizabeth was an intern and summer associate at two Chicago law firms.  

Elizabeth earned her undergraduate degree from Drake University. Elizabeth earned her law degree from DePaul University College of Law. While in law school, she was the associate editor of the DePaul Law Review and served as the Student Bar Association vice president, secretary, and a first-year senator.

News

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Elizabeth Olivera Named to Board of Directors of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association

November 19, 2019

Cozen O’Connor attorney Elizabeth Olivera, an associate in the firm’s national Labor & Employment practice in Chicago, has been named to the Board of Directors of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA).

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Elizabeth Olivera Named to Board of Directors of the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago

March 04, 2019

Cozen O’Connor attorney Elizabeth Olivera, an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice in Chicago, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago (FALA Chicago).

Publications

Foreign Students Can Remain in the U.S. Even if All Classes Will Be Online

July 15, 2020

Fran Rayer and Beth Olivera discuss the settlement in President and Fellows of Harvard College et al. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al., allowing foreign students to remain in the United States even if all classes will be online.

Resumption of Visa Services at the U.S. Consulates [Alert]

July 15, 2020

Fran Rayer and Beth Olivera discuss the resumption of Visa services at certain U.S. embassies and consulates around the world.

Immigration COVID-19 FAQ

July 01, 2020

Frances Rayer and Elizabeth Olivera addressed common questions related to immigration and COVID-19.

USCIS Announces Possible Furloughs of 13,400 Immigration Employees [Alert]

July 01, 2020

Fran Rayer and Elizabeth Olivera discuss the furloughs at USCIS.

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 Resumes Premium Processing Services for Form I-129 and Form I-140 Petitions [Alert]

May 29, 2020

Fran Rayer and Elizabeth Olivera discuss USCIS decision to resume offering premium processing services for cases involving Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, in phases over the month of June.

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.

USCIS Announces Cancellation of all In-Person Appointments and Interviews to Combat COVID-19 [Alert]

March 18, 2020

Fran Rayer and Beth Olivera explain what the USCIS canceling all face-to-face appointments, interviews, and events, including asylum interviews and citizenship ceremonies, means for applicants and petitioners.

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.

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2018
  • Drake University, B.S., 2015
  • Illinois

American Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

Board of Directors, Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago

Alternate Regional Chair, Board of Governors, National Filipino American Lawyers Association

American Immigration Lawyers Association