Immigration & Investment Solutions PLLC
Immigration, Investment & International Trade

About Us

Susan Au Allen

       Susan Au Allen came to the United States from Hong Kong on an invitation from the White House in recognition of her volunteer work for people with disabilities. She received her Juris Doctor from the Antioch School of Law and LL.M. in International Law from Georgetown University. During her 17 years with Paul Shearman Allen & Associates of Washington, DC and Hong Kong, she became nationally recognized for her work on immigration, international trade and investment. Some of the cases she has won which have precedential value to other immigration lawyers and clients include Masonry Masters, Inc. v. Thornburg and Full Gospel Portland Church v. Thornburg.


       In 2001, she took a break from immigration law to focus on her work as the National President and CEO of the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC). She founded USPAACC in 1984 to help the diverse Asian American business community to enter and succeed in the mainstream marketplace, to provide a united voice for equal opportunity for them. In 2012, she returned to law and is the current Managing Partner of Immigration & Investment Solutions, PLLC.


       Susan speaks Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) fluently and writes Chinese well. 



Brian W. Shaughnessy

       Brian W. Shaughnessy was Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where, in addition to managing case loads and personnel, his specialties were off-shore bank prosecutions, health care fraud, and government contract fraud.


       Mr. Shaughnessy has had over 40 cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeal and state appellate courts, over 90 jury trials, primarily in federal courts, and many arbitrations and administrative hearings. He has provided legal representation to clients in Spain, Serbia, Ireland, Canada, China, Philippines, Kiribati, Nauru, and Great Britain.

       Mr. Shaughnessy was also the Vice President of AIG LLC, a business that provided investigative, security and protection services to commercial and governmental entities. He has managed mid-sized organizations in government and in the private sector and consults for Schloer Consulting Group on international legal and government issues.