Ritika Narayanan is an immigration attorney. As a litigator, Ritika specializes in federal litigation, removal defense, and criminal immigration (crimmigration). She helps clients navigate this quickly-evolving legal landscape and handles all aspects of corporate and employment immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, along with family-based applications.
In addition to representing non-detained and detained adults — including Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) – Ritika previously represented clients appointed under the National Qualified Representative Program. As a former staff attorney with the National Immigration Justice Center, she advocated for unaccompanied minors pursuing U-visas, asylum, and T-nonimmigrant status before USCIS. Ritika has extensive, hands-on experience with every aspect of immigration law and has successfully adjudicated numerous removal cases in addition to working alongside and against numerous law enforcement agencies.
She has worked with clients throughout the country, focusing on the Midwest, New York, the West Coast, and Texas. During and after law school, Ritika developed a solid foundation of immigration legal knowledge, including working as a student attorney for the University of Houston Immigration Clinic and as a volunteer attorney with Catholic Charities of Dallas prior to relocating to Chicago.
Honors & Awards
- Selected by her peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Immigration Law, 2023
- Eighty-Seven Hinshaw Lawyers Recognized in 2023 Editions of Best Lawyers in America and Ones to WatchAugust 18, 2022Two Lawyers Also Honored as "Lawyer of the Year"
- How Employers Can Prepare for the Upcoming H-1B Lottery Ian D. Wagreich, Ritika Narayanan
Employment Law Observer
- January 11, 2022Insights for Employers
- Employer FAQs: Biden Administration Announces Plans to Replace COVID-19 Travel Bans With Vaccination and Testing RequirementsSeptember 23, 2021Insights for Employers
- Federal Court in California Blocks as Unlawful New DHS/DOL Rules That Would Severely Restrict H-1B VisasDecember 4, 2020Insights for Employers
- November 16, 2020Insights for Employers