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2016 Pennsylvania Top Women in the Law - Jennifer Hermansky

An associate at Greenberg Traurig, Hermansky has become an internationally recognized expert on the EB-5 visa, a highly specialized area of immigration law for international investors ­seeking permanent residence in the United States. She focuses her practice in structuring private equity raises for EB-5 investors who will make an investment into a U.S. project that creates jobs for U.S. workers.

In total, Hermansky has structured private equity deals totaling over USD $2 billion, with a total aggregate deal value of over $5 billion, by the age of 33. She also has led a team of more than 30 lawyers and paralegals to process thousands of EB-5 petitions for immigrant investors and their families, helping to grow GT’s EB-5 practice to the largest and most robust EB-5 practice in the United States.

What career path would you have pursued if you weren’t a lawyer? 

I have an undergraduate degree in finance, so I would probably have worked for a financial services firm and eventually pursued work as a CFA. I still love finance, which intersects with my career daily when structuring immigration-related private equity offerings.

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