Helen L. Konrad


Practice Areas

Immigration Law


  • Hamilton College, B.A., 1984
  • New York University, M.B.A., 1988
  • Washington & Lee University, J.D. 1991


  • Virginia, 1991
  • Washington, D.C., 1992

Contact Information

1111 East Main Street
Suite 2100
P.O. Box 796
Richmond, Virginia 23218-0796

P: (804) 775-3825
F: (804) 775-3800


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Helen is a director in the Immigration Practice group of McCandlish Holton, P.C. in Richmond, Virginia. She concentrates her practice on employment-based and professional immigration, with emphasis on:

  • Employer sanctions and worksite enforcement
  • I-9 compliance
  • E-Verify
  • H-1B Visas for high-tech and professional personnel
  • Multi-national Manager and Executive Visas and Green Cards
  • PERM green cards
  • National Interest Waivers
  • Outstanding researcher/professor immigration issues University-based immigration for students, researchers and professors
  • Visas for teachers in public and private schools

Helen has guided numerous clients through I-9 and Department of Labor and Office of Special Counsel audits and investigations. She provides comprehensive I-9 and E-Verify training to HR professionals. She also publishes immigration updates for national trade organizations on I-9 compliance and E-Verify and provides critical expertise in this complex area. She has spoken, by invitation, at regional and national meetings of the American Staffing Association (ASA), the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as well as numerous other national organizations on immigration issues significant to business communities, universities and employers.

She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • "Best Lawyers in America" for Immigration
  • International Who’s Who Corporate Immigration
  • Best Attorneys in Washington DC & Baltimore
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Women In The Law - Best Lawyers®,
  • Virginia “Super Lawyers” in Immigration Law
  • Virginia's Best Women Lawyers, Virginia Living

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Virginia State Bar


  • Co-Author, Immigration Law: Faculty and Staff Issues: published by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (2009)
  • Co-Author, McCandlish Holton U.S. Immigration Law Handbook and I-9 Basics Handbook (2009)
  • Co-author, "A Practical Guide to Employment¬ Based Immigration: The State of Employment Based Immigration in the Wake of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996," Race and Ethic Ancestry Law Digest, Volume 3, April 1997