In this edition, WWL proudly presents 66 future stars in the international corporate immigration legal market. They have been selected for their expertise in a range of immigration law across multiple jurisdictions, including immigrant and non-immigrant visa applications, global immigration programmes and citizenship applications.
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Most Highly Regarded
Joanne Taylor with Magrath Sheldrick performs excellently in our research this year. She is praised as “forward-thinking” with “excellent knowledge”, and is “very up to date in this ever-changing environment.”
Supinder Sian at Squire Patton Boggs comes highly recommended by peers as “an incredible contact to have in the immigration world and a wonder to work with.”
Diana Okoeva with Clintons earns acclaim for her expertise in US immigration and nationality matters.
At Fragomen Ian Robinson is renowned for his knowledge of government immigration strategy and “knows a lot on policy” due to his previous career in the Home Office.
Louise Corrigan of Louise M Corrigan & Associates is well regarded for the strength of her practice and her experience in all aspects of immigration, including US and Irish law.
Yoav Noy with Kan-Tor & Acco is highly regarded for his experience advising on corporate transfers and investor-related immigration matters.
Jennifer Schear of Schear Immigration Law Firm Israel is a go-to practitioner for her expertise on US permits. She has experience advising an array of clients, from businesses to individuals.
Darren Stevenson with McGill & Co Immigration stands out among peers for his varied expertise and his experience in all aspects of immigration law, including nationality and employment-related matters.
Tarryn Pokroy Rietveld of Julian Pokroy is renowned for her experience in handling South African and Australian immigration law issues.
United Arab Emirates
Khamis Abulhawa of Michael Kyprianou & Co is well regarded for his handling of UAE immigration issues.
Most Highly Regarded
Francesca Sciberras with Laura Devine Immigration “an up-and-coming name” noted for her outstanding work handling Tier 2 and sponsor applications for high-profile clients.
Malini Skandachanmugarasan is praised for her outstanding ability to “provide the right solutions” to complex immigration issues.
Nicolette Bostock is described as “one to watch for the future” by peers and clients who commend her “knowledge and responsiveness, which are unmatched elsewhere”.
Anushka Sinha at Kemp Little is an “excellent practitioner” with an exceptional track record providing advice to corporations and individuals on all aspects of the points-based system, as well as other visa categories.
Katherine Dennis at Charles Russell Speechlys is widely commended for her experience in employment-related immigration matters, with a focus on EU and Brexit implications.
Paul McCarthy has a strong practice and considerable experience advising high-net-worth individuals and corporations on a broad range of immigration matters.
Nadia Idries at PwC is lauded as “an expert in immigration who is highly experienced and able to support clients effectively”. Her specialty lies in immigration issues within the education sector.
Petra Bark with Offer & Mastmann performs excellently in our research this year. She is praised as “an expert who offers highly practical immigration solutions”.
At Santa Fe Relocation Services Andrea Fascetti is praised for “her knowledge of the global immigration field”. Peers add: “She provides an international background and knowledge of the industry and is very customer-focused.”
Most Highly Regarded
Roxanne Israel with EY Law is highly recommended by prominent peers in Canada for her excellent track record advising on global immigration strategies.
Veronica Cheng at Pacific Rim Immigration Law is commended for the breadth of her experience. She offers clients expertise in business, employment and family-related immigration matters.
Fabiola Odriozola of Enrique Arellano Rincón Abogados specialises in employment-based Immigration law within Mexico.
Dorothee Mitchell at Foster performs excellently in our research this year. She is commended as “very sharp” with experience across the education, IT and energy sectors.
Bradley Maier at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt is highly regarded for his “outstanding knowledge” of business and compliance immigration matters.
Lilah Rosenblum of Lichtman & Rosenblum comes highly recommended by peers for her work, which covers employment matters including temporary work visas.
Stephanie Wolf with Berry Appleman & Leiden stands out for her knowledge of compliance matters within the immigration space.
Michelle Gergerian at Seyfarth Shaw is described by peers as “one of the best US immigration attorneys out there” for her handling of citizenship applications and non-immigrant matters.
Gabriel Mozes is a go-to practitioner for business immigrations matters within the financial services and management consulting sectors.
Ting Ni at ImmiPartner earns acclaim for her excellent track record on green card and visa applications, particularly for academics and scientists.
Michelle Jacobson of Fragomen stands out for her “very energetic and positive approach to her work”. She is commended for her ability to provide the “most appropriate solution for the employees and businesses, as well as any possible alternatives”.
Dana Imperia with Green and Spiegel “is a trusted adviser and counsel” who “is extremely supportive and responsive”, according to impressed clients.
Cynthia Lucas of Lucas & Barba is commended for the quality of her practice. She advises on a range of matters, including complex waivers naturalisation issues.
Most Highly Regarded
Aris Daghighian at Green and Spiegel exemplifies “a very thorough understanding of employment law and related procedures” and exhibits a “high degree of confidentiality and professionalism.”
Adam Cohen at Siskind Susser comes highly recommended by peers for his exceptional knowledge of numerous immigration procedures, as well as being “organised, thorough and extremely easy to work with”.
Mahsa Aliaskari at Seyfarth Shaw is commended for her excellent track record advising corporations on all aspects of employment-based immigration.
Maura Travers earns acclaim for her strategic advice to businesses on employment-related issues, including non-immigration applications.
Heather Sivaraman of Sivaraman Immigration Law stands out among peers for her expertise in employment and immigration procedures, including all aspects of compliance.
Elizabeth Poh with Cowan Miller & Lederman comes highly recommended by peers for her knowledge of employment-based immigration.
Stephanie Smith at Weaver Schlenger is well regarded in the US market for her handling of employment immigration matters for corporations and non-profit organisations.
Loren Locke with Ford Harrison is “highly knowledgeable, especially in obtuse, difficult cases”, in part thanks to her prior experience as a US consular officer.
Youngwook (Christian) Park of Goel & Anderson is “very knowledgeable” and “well versed on shifting regulations”.