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Gabrielle M. Buckley

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Business Immigration Group

Gabrielle M. Buckley is a Shareholder in the firm’s Corporate practice area and co-chairs 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 on 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 and visas in virtually every immigration category. She develops immigration compliance policies for employers and conducts internal immigration/I-9 audits and training for employers. She also handles government audits and investigations.

Ms. Buckley currently serves on the American Bar Association’s 13-member Commission on Immigration. She is a past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law and is a member of its Council. Ms. Buckley is a past Chair of the International Bar Association’s Immigration and Nationality Law Committee. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter, and is a member of the Board’s Immigration Committee.

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 currently Chair of the Board of Directors of WorldChicago. Ms. Buckley is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Society of Human Resource Professionals. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S.-India Chamber of Commerce (Midwest), and is a frequent speaker on immigration-related topics.

Ms. Buckley has been ranked in Chambers Global in the United States of America Immigration: Business category from 2011–2015. Ms. Buckley holds an “AV Preeminent” Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell, and has been selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers from 2013 to 2017, being named one of the publication’s “Top Women Attorneys in Illinois” in 2013. Legal 500 United States 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.

Gabrielle M. Buckley

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Business Immigration Group

Experience

  • Advises multinational corporations, U.S. employers and foreign nationals with regard to corporate immigration laws and related matters.
  • Advises international investors as to appropriate investment vehicles for immigration purposes, including selection of corporate form, international personnel matters and related tax issues.
  • Oversees preparation of applications and petitions for appropriate non-immigrant and immigrant status to be filed with the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of State, particularly for business-related visa categories (including the B, E, H, I, J, L, O, P, and TN categories), national interest waiver petitions, labor certification applications and applications for naturalization.
  • Advises companies on immigration law issues in corporate mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and other forms of corporate reorganization.
  • Conducts I-9 audits and advises clients with regard to compliance and discrimination issues.
  • Provides general advice regarding a wide variety of immigration-related matters, including citizenship, consular processing, and effects of criminal acts.•Designs and prepares client seminars and training on immigration-related topics.

Gabrielle M. Buckley

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Business Immigration Group

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1981
  • Mundelein College (now Loyola University), B.A., 1978
  • Konan University, Kobe, Japan, 1976

Gabrielle M. Buckley

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Business Immigration Group

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1981

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1981

Affiliations

  • Member of the Commission on Immigration, American Bar Association
  • Past Chair, American Bar Association Section of International Law
  • Past Chair, International Bar Association’s Immigration and Nationality Law Committee
  • Member, Board of Directors, Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter
  • Chair, Board of Directors, WorldChicago Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Member, Board of Directors, U.S.-India Chamber of Commerce (Midwest)
  • Member, Chicago/Galway Sister Cities Committee
  • Member, Leadership Council, National Immigrant Justice Center

Gabrielle M. Buckley

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Business Immigration Group

Gabrielle M. Buckley

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Business Immigration Group