Juris Doctor, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
Bachelor of Arts, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
District of Columbia (Currently inactive)
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Immigration Court
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Alec P. Wilczynski, Esq.
Attorney & Counselor at Law
Alec P. Wilczynski, Esq. is Of Counsel to Ahn Law Firm, LLC, where he represents clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as well as the U.S. State Department and its consular offices abroad.
An attorney and former Foreign Service officer, Mr. Wilczynski joined the State Department in 1982 and first worked as a Consular Officer in Mexico City, Mexico. From there, he went on to serve overseas tours in Argentina, the Philippines, and several posts in Japan.
During his Foreign Service career, Mr. Wilczynski worked on visa and immigration matters filed with the State Department as attorney-advisor for the Visa Office in Washington, D.C., Chief of the Visa Section in Tokyo, Japan, and Consul General in Sapporo, Japan. During his time in Tokyo, Mr. Wilczynski was a frequent speaker and organizer of seminars and lectures aimed at assisting Japanese companies to understand the complexity of business immigration.
In addition to his work as a Consular Officer, Mr. Wilczynski has obtained considerable experience in the area of international trade and investment. He worked as a Trade Negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in Washington, D.C., negotiating bilateral agreements aimed at securing international protection for U.S. intellectual property rights holders.
Mr. Wilczynski was also the lead negotiator for a number of air services agreements between the U.S. and its trading partners, e.g., the Republic of Korea, Vietnam, Turkey, and Ghana. Shortly before leaving government service in 2007, Mr. Wilczynski was the Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the National Center for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Seattle, Washington.
Mr. Wilczynski also teaches business and copyright law at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, and was on the faculty of the National Foreign Affairs Training Center in Arlington, Virginia, where he taught trade negotiations.