Gabrielle M. Buckley is a Shareholder in the firm’s Corporate practice area and heads its Business Immigration practice group. Ms. Buckley has over 25 years of experience counseling companies around the world with regard to all aspects of employment-related immigration laws. She advises employers as to immigration law issues arising in corporate mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other forms of corporate reorganization. Ms. Buckley assists clients in obtaining temporary and permanent immigration status in virtually every immigration category for both inbound and outbound employees. She develops immigration compliance policies for employers and conducts internal immigration/I-9 audits and training for employers. Ms. Buckley also represents international direct investors in selecting appropriate investment vehicles and obtaining investor visas.
Ms. Buckley is the Immediate Past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law, and is a member of its Council and Administration Committee. Ms. Buckley is a past Chair of the International Bar Association’s Immigration and Nationality Law Committee. She has served on the American Bar Association’s 13-member Commission on Immigration and its Advisory Committee, and is former Co-Chair of the Immigration & Naturalization Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law.
Ms. Buckley is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the John Marshall Law School and serves on the Leadership Council of the National Immigrant Justice Center. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Society of Human Resource Professionals, and is a frequent speaker on immigration-related topics. She also serves on the board of directors of the U.S.-India Chamber of Commerce (Midwest), RefugeeONE and WorldChicago.
Ms. Buckley has been ranked in Chambers Global in the United States of America Immigration: Business category from 2011–2014. Ms. Buckley holds an “AV Preeminent” Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell, and was selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers in 2013 and 2014, being named one of the publication’s “Top Women Attorneys in Illinois” in 2013. Legal 500 recognizes Ms. Buckley in the Immigration category, and she has been admitted to the Leading Lawyers Network. She is also listed in the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Who’s Who in American Law, International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal: Illinois.