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I have practiced business immigration law since 1998, with concentrated experience in labor certifications and EB-1 petitions for Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researchers and Multinational Managers.  I have served a broad range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and individuals in the semiconductor, manufacturing, oil, finance, non-profit, online gaming, nursing and IT industries, and have worked extensively developing internal immigration technology and processes for law firms and companies.  I have created training programs on various topics of company compliance.  I have also led numerous seminars for corporate immigration professionals and for multinational companies and their employees across the United States, as well as Continuing Legal Education trainings for attorneys.

I practice in Gibney’s San Francisco office.  I am conversant in Spanish and have traveled to more than 45 countries.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%

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  • Christian Schmidt

    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Judy in the past and got to know her as a tireless advocate of immigrant rights. She greatly contributes to the community by serving in leading roles of the local chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and numerous pro bono activities. She is an outstanding immigration attorney with an impressive expertise in immigration laws concerning all areas of employment of foreign talent in the U.S.


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Contact info

Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP

455 Market Street, Suite 2200
San Francisco, CA, 94105


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior CounselGibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP2009 - Present
Immigration AttorneyMcCown & Evans LLP2006 - 2009
Supervising AttorneyPearl Law Group2000 - 2005
Immigration AttorneyStrand & Seaborn1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
OneJusticePresident of the Board of Directors2008 - Present
OneJusticeBoard of Directors1996 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationChapter Chair - Northern California2009 - 2010
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2006 - 2011
Bay Area Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration ReformSecretary2005 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
Proceedings from the AILA California Chapters ConferenceUpdate from the California District Directors & National Benefets Center2008
University of San Francisco Law ReviewSurvey of 1996 Nonprofit Case Law1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of California - DavisPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
HR Certification InstituteU.S. and Global Immigration: Trends in Labor Market Testing2011
HR Certification InstituteThe Worksite Investigator is Knocking . . . Are You Ready?2010
CLE for AILA Northern California ChapterWhat Attorneys Need to Know About Liaising with Government Agencies2010
AILA California Chapters ConferenceUpdate from the California District Directors and National Benefits Center2008
AILA National TeleconferenceJ-1 Visas for Business Clients2007
CLE for AILA Northern California ChapterWhat You Don't Know CAN Hurt You: An Overview of LCA Compliance2006
CLE for AILA Northern California ChapterPERM Update and Roundtable Discussions2005
Half Moon Continuing EducationImmigration Law Practice for Paralegals2003
Digital Moose LoungeAlternatives to Labor Certification2003
Bar Association of San FranciscoTips and Tactics for Hiring Temporary Foreign Workers2000