Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, a national law firm, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Minneapolis which expands the firm’s footprint to 28 offices in 17 states.

Constangy has named Piyumi Samaratunga, a leading corporate immigration attorney, to head the new office which will focus primarily on corporate immigration and global mobility. “Piyumi brings an unparalleled set of skills with her experience in international law, the corporate sector and as an immigrant.  Her strong business aptitude and knowledge of global corporate immigration law will enhance Constangy’s position as a key strategic business partner for employers adapting to the rapidly changing diverse global workforce,” said Neil Wasser, Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee.  

Prior to joining Constangy, Samaratunga chaired the Immigration Practice for Felhaber Larson, a Minneapolis-based firm. A native of Sri Lanka, Samaratunga received a Master of Law from the University of Cambridge and J.D. degrees from the Sri Lanka Law College and Hamline University School of Law. She has practiced law in the United States since 2002, after working with law firms in London and Sri Lanka.

In conjunction with Samaratunga’ s transition to Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete, Felhaber Larson announced it will assist with client file transitions while maintaining the full scope of its labor, employment and corporate practice.  “Piyumi has been a strong member of the Felhaber team and will be a good fit for Constangy’s practice,” said Paul Zech, President, Felhaber Larson.

“I’m delighted to have the support of Felhaber Larson and Constangy during this transition.  Both firms have demonstrated the highest regard for their clients. I am especially grateful to the support Felhaber Larson gave me and I look forward to growing this practice at Constangy,” said Samaratunga.

The new office is the next step in an aggressive growth initiative for Constangy. Since March, the firm has welcomed 30 new attorneys and opened offices in three states.


About Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP:

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP offers a wider lens on workplace law. We have counseled employers exclusively since 1946. With offices in 17 states, we are one of the largest labor and employment law practices in the U.S. Constangy holds a national Tier 1 ranking from the U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers Best Law Firms survey, and has been called a “go to” law firm by Corporate Counsel andFortune magazine. Many of our more than 160 attorneys have been recognized by leading authorities such as Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers in America and Martindale Hubbell. Find out more about us online at or follow us on Twitter @ConstangyLaw.


About Felhaber Larson:

Felhaber Larson has been a mainstay in the Twin Cities legal community for more than 70 years.  With more than 50 lawyers in our Minneapolis and St. Paul offices, Felhaber offers a full range of legal services to clients throughout Minnesota and around the Midwest, with particular strength in representing employers in Labor and Employment matters.  Felhaber is proud of its top rankings in the prestigious Best Lawyers in America and Chambers & Partners legal directories, and of the 16 attorneys ranked by our peers as “Super Lawyers/Rising Stars” in the annual Thomson Reuters survey.  Read more about Felhaber’s record for strong relationships and excellent results at 


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