Ayumi Berstein, Esq.

Ayumi Berstein is an Associate Attorney at Fooksman Law Firm, P.C.

Ayumi assists clients with asylum, cancellation of removal, VAWA, and other humanitarian immigration matters. Ayumi also works on adjustment of status, naturalization, and various family-based immigration matters. Additionally, she handles employment-based immigration matters including EB-1, O-1, H-1B, and TN visas. Ayumi represents clients in removal proceedings before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) and clients in I-130, adjustment of status, and naturalization interviews before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Ayumi earned her Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School, where she was awarded two CALI Awards for achieving the highest grades in Immigration Law and the Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic. In the Clinic, she assisted immigrant farmworkers with adjustment of status, asylum, and I-360 applications. She also participated in the Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic, where she successfully won an asylum appeal before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Additionally, Ayumi served as a Research Assistant for several esteemed professors in the immigration law field. She also completed internships for Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel’s Immigration Group and the Honorable Chief Magistrate Judge Donald L. Cabell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Prior to law school, Ayumi worked at Pabian Law, LLC, a boutique immigration law firm. Ayumi graduated magna cum laude from Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY), where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a Minor in Chinese. Ayumi was a tutor and teaching assistant for the English as a Second Language (ESL) Department and studied abroad at the Beijing Language and Culture University in Beijing, China.

Ayumi was previously an Associate for the Employment & Employee Benefits group at Schulte Roth & Zabel, LLP, where she volunteered for several pro bono immigration matters, such as naturalization and temporary protected status (TPS).

Ayumi comes from a family of Japanese and Argentinian immigrants and is proficient in Japanese and Spanish.