University of San Diego School of Law
Fausta Albi is a co-managing partner of Larrabee Albi Coker LLP, an AV-rated, nationally-recognized leader in the field of employment-based immigration law. The firm has a 30-year legacy in immigration law, supporting the innovators, entrepreneurs, discoverers and educators committed to making great contributions in their field — and who seek to make these contributions from the United States.
With Partner Diana Vellos Coker, Albi shares responsibility for all aspects of firm management and direction. Albi also has significant direct client service responsibilities, providing legal counsel on immigration compliance and all nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters to a diverse array of U.S. employers. Clients include start-up companies; large multinational corporations in all industries, many in the tech sector; universities; research institutes; nonprofit organizations and individuals.
Albi began her professional life as a social worker with a focus on at-risk youth. Her legal career began with political asylum matters and deportation defense. However, of Albi’s 18 years in practice, 16 have been dedicated to employment-based immigration. Albi is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell and ranked by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America. She currently serves as a Board Member for the American Bar Association’s Immigration Justice Project; has served as the Chair of the San Diego Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); Chair of the AILA liaison to U.S. Customs and Border Protection both locally and nationally; mentors AILA attorneys nationally; and is a frequent faculty member at AILA Conferences across the United States.
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), American Bar Association, Lawyers Club of San Diego, Italian-American Lawyers Association.
Albi is a Court Appointed Special Advocate with the Voices for Children Program.
A child of immigrants from the region of Calabria in Southern Italy, Albi values her first-hand knowledge of the challenges and benefits of growing up in the United States with the strong influence of another culture.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Albi is a dual U.S. and Canadian citizen. Albi is proficient in Spanish and French, and conversational in Italian.
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