Mayabanza Sylena Bangudi

Mayabanza Sylena Bangudi

Business, U.S. Immigration, & Family Law Attorney

Juris Doctor, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Bachelors of Arts in English, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Bar Admissions

Maryland & U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Professional membership

American Immigration Lawyers Association, DC/MD/VA Chapter Immediate Past Chair (2021-22), Member (2010 – present), AILA-DC Chapter Fall CLE Conference Committee Co-chair (2015), Committee Member (2011-13)

Maryland State Bar Association, Past Chair, Immigration Law Section (2014-15), Immigration Section Annual Meeting Chair (2012 & 2013), Investor Visa CLE Chair, 2014, and Member (Immigration, Business, & Family Law Sections, 2004 – present)

American Bar Association, Published Author, Member (2004 – present)

Civic and Charitable

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Family Law Panel Litigator (2006 – present)

Sisters for Health, Inc, General Counsel

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Volunteer Immigration Counsel practicing in Baltimore Immigration Court

Georgetown University Law Center, Alumni Interview Program, Volunteer (2010 to present)

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Iota Lambda Omega Chapter, Social Justice & Human Rights Committee Chair (2011)

Previous experience

DLA Piper US LLP, Associate & Summer Associate (Baltimore), Government Controversies Law Clerk (Washington, DC)

Hudson Cook LLP, Associate

LADO International College, English as a Second Language Instructor

Presentations and Publications

“When Immigration and Family Matters Collide,” MD State Bar Ass’n 2018 Annual Bench and Bar Conference, Family and Juvenile Law Section.

“Family Immigration Fundamentals,” MD State Bar Ass’n 2016 Spring Conference.

“Technology Tips Every Solo Must Know,” presented at the MSBA’s “Hanging Out a Shingle” Conference, Spring 2014 and 2015.

Are You (Marketing) Online? Applicable Ethical Rules that You Must Know, Bangudi Law LLC, Available in AILA-DC Fall Conference Materials (2012).

Non-compliance with H-1B Rules Shakes Up Prince Georges County Schools – How to Make Sure this Does Not Happen to Your Clients, Bangudi Law LLC, Available in AILA-DC Fall Conference Materials (2011).

Foreword: Recognizing Humanity, Achieving International Gender Equality in Labor & Employment, 6 GEO. J. GENDER L. 147-56 (2005); and The Violence Against Women Act, 4 GEO. J. GENDER & L. 489 (2002) (summarizing the provisions of VAWA I and II, including those provisions for battered immigrant women).

Compendium of State Certificate of Title Laws, American Bar Association, (Chapter Author, 2009).

Why Arguing, “But He Touched It Last!” May No Longer Work in Oregon, General Motors Minority Dealers Association, Sparkplug Quarterly Newsletter, p. 11 (Spring 2008).

*Mayabanza Sylena Bangudi is licensed in MD only. Her DC practice is limited to Federal Immigration Law.