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Patricia A. Luna

Of Counsel   Atlanta

* Currently licensed in Illinois only.

Patricia focuses her practice on all areas of business immigration providing immigration counsel to numerous corporate clients regarding nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions as well as corporate compliance. She is also a speaker on business immigration issues including PERM labor certification and H-1B site investigations. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Indiana University at Bloomington and her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. Prior to joining Ogletree, Patricia specialized in business immigration at a Chicago law firm.


Experience

Patricia conceptualized, created, and implemented a Surprise Government Inspection - Action Plan for a US based manufacturing company. She has also been involved in several I-9 Audits including an I-9 self audit of subcontractors on behalf of a large retail company and an ICE initiated I-9 Audit that resulted in a Warning to the employer.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association

Speeches:

  • Chicago Bar Association - ''Introduction to PERM Labor Certification'' - Chicago - April, 2011
  • AILA Annual Midwest Conference - ''Audits, I-9 and E-Verify'' - Chicago - March, 2011
  • Chicago AILA Chapter - ''Corporate Immigration Compliance Program/Policies'' - Chicago - August, 2010
  • Chicago Bar Association - ''Government Audits: What Every Employer Should Know'' - Chicago - May, 2010

Media

Media Quotes

March 01, 2012 - March 31, 2012 - The Federal Lawyer Magazine - "What To Do When ICE Arrives At Your Client's Doorstep"

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