LINDA ROSE has practiced immigration law for more than 30 years. Her firm, Rose Immigration Law Firm, PLC, in Nashville, Tennessee, emphasizes business and employment immigration with concentration in the music and entertainment industries, higher education research and teaching, multinational transfers, and religious institutions.
Ms. Rose served 16 years as an elected director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the bar association of nearly 12,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. Ms. Rose has chaired and/or served multiple terms on the AILA Department of Labor (DOL) Liaison Committee, which negotiates policy and procedure with DOL. She also served on the ACES Committee, which focuses on immigration issues in arts/athletics, culture, entertainment, and sciences, and on the AILA Business Immigration Response Team, which addresses immigration practice issues. She has been a PERM mentor since the inception of PERM to many attorneys across the country and she received the Excellence in Service Award from AILA in 2012.
She is a well-known lecturer on immigration law and has written numerous articles on business-related topics, such as visas for musicians, national interest waivers, H-1B visas, and PERM labor certification. She is co-author of AILA's leading article on prevailing wages, entitled Prevailing Wages Under PERM: How to "Do the Right Thing", in the AILA PERM Manual (her co-author Ester Greenfield is also an IMMLAW member). Ms. Rose was an Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University Law School for 17 years where she taught Immigration Law and Policy. She was listed on the Fulbright Specialist Roster as an immigration law instructor, on the Martindale-Hubble Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and in U.S. World and News Reports top lawyers and law firms. Her firm is certified by WBENC as a minority owned business.
Ms. Rose received her J.D. from the University of Hawaii. She also holds a master's degree in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Hawaii and a master's degree in Liberal Studies in anthropology (MLS) from Boston University. She is licensed in the states of Tennessee and Hawaii, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court of Middle Tennessee and the Supreme Court of the United States.
When not practicing law, Ms. Rose is an avid jazz musician and leads the RoseOnVibes Quintet (www.roseonvibes.com).