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I manage the  global  immigration  team of the Immigration Practice Group,  specializing in global visas and  compliance at  Gibney in San Francisco, California. I have practiced Immigration and Nationality Law since 1997.

I am skilled at managing high-volume international personnel transfers, including short term and long term assignments, for large multinational companies in the high technology, manufacturing and financial sectors. I specialize in assisting global corporations in designing, developing and implementing successful international visa programs. I have established strong working relationships with premier service providers worldwide and have extensive  knowledge of the rules and procedures associated with the global  business visa and work permit processes.


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%

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Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP

505 Sansome St Ste 1200
San Francisco, CA, 94111


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's WhoInternational Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers2015
International Who's WhoInternational Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior CounselGibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP2008 - Present
Senior AssociateBerry Appleman & Leiden, LLP2001 - 2008
AssociateFragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP1998 - 2001
AttorneyLaw Office of Deborah Davy1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Worldwide ERCAdvisory Board2011 - 2012
Society for Human Resource ManagementMember2008 - 2009
Worldwide ERCMember2001 - Present
Bay Area Professionals in Relocation ManagementMember2001 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1997 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Practical Pointers for Working with Counsel Abroad2013
International Bar Association Annuall ConferenceCaught at the Border: New Technologies Enhance Government Enforcement of Immigration Laws2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San FranciscoTheologyMaster's Degree2007
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Wells CollegeGovernment and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Forum for Expatriate ManagementWhat you need to know about teh latest compliance changes.2014
BAMM Annual Mobility ConferenceAdapting to Global Changes: Immigration, Tax and Relocation2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association Global Immigration ForumImmigration: Technology Forces Corporations to have Compliant Policies2013
Gibney SeminarGlobal Mobility Seminar: Recovery & Reform In 2011: Is Your Company Ready?2011
Gibney WebinarGlobal Immigration Webinar: Overseas Assignments: Relocation, Immigration and Tax Considerations2010
Gibney WebinarGlobal Mobility Seminar: Corporate Trends and Best Practices for International Assignments2009