NEW YORK – May 16, 2023 – Four Immigration & Compliance Practice shareholders at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP are recognized in Lawdragon’s 2023 “100 Leading Immigration Lawyers” guide.
The guide recognizes the following Greenberg Traurig shareholders:
- Kate Kalmykov, New York office and New Jersey office
- Laura Foote Reiff, Northern Virginia office and Washington, D.C. office
- Nataliya Rymer, Philadelphia office
- Martha J. Schoonover, Northern Virginia office
According to Lawdragon, this year’s guide features attorneys who are on the front lines advocating for immigrant rights and helping businesses and other organizations with their talent needs while weighing against regulations. Honorees were selected through journalistic reporting, nominations, and vetting by peers in immigration law.
Kalmykov has close to two decades of experience in business immigration matters and co-chairs the Global Immigration & Compliance Practice at Greenberg Traurig. Kalmykov’s practice focuses on supporting clients and advising them on temporary and permanent residency immigration options for multinational executive, business, scientific, and information technology personnel. Additionally, her practice provides support to companies in the global transfer of personnel.
Reiff has more than 32 years of experience representing businesses and organizations in the business immigration and compliance field, including advising corporations on Form I-9 eligibility employment verification matters. She is co-founder of Greenberg Traurig’s Business Immigration and Compliance Group, which she co-led for more than two decades. Currently, Reiff is co-managing shareholder of the firm’s Northern Virginia office and chairs the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. Immigration and Compliance Practice.
Rymer focuses her nearly 20-year-old practice on employment-based immigration and compliance. She represents employers of various sizes across all industries, helping them plan and effectuate movement of an international workforce to the United States, as well as with the nuances involved with hiring foreign nationals. Rymer has experience working with employers on I-9 employment verification matters as well as H-1B and LCA compliance-related issues.
Schoonover focuses her practice on business immigration matters and assists employers in obtaining temporary nonimmigrant visas, leveraging her four decades-plus of experience. A past co-chair of the firm’s global practice, she assists in obtaining labor certifications and permanent resident status for professionals. Schoonover represents companies facing U.S. government investigations or audits for immigration violations and prepares immigration and visa compliance programs for clients.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Immigration & Compliance Group: Greenberg Traurig’s Immigration & Compliance Group is a multidisciplinary business immigration practice representing businesses, organizations, and individuals from around the world on a wide range of immigration-related matters. The group has achieved international recognition for legal advocacy, results-oriented service, and responsiveness to its clients. The team is composed of active thought leaders who write regularly for Greenberg Traurig’s Immigration blogs: Inside Business Immigration and EB-5 Insights.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2650 attorneys in 45 locations in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 250. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab. The firm is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program and is a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: www.gtlaw.com.