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Greenberg Traurig’s Kate Kalmykov Named Among Crain’s New York’s ‘Notable Women in Law’

NEW YORK – June 20, 2023 –Kate Kalmykov, co-chair of the Global Immigration and Compliance Practice of law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was selected by Crain’s New York Business to its “2023 Notable Women in Law” list.

Kalmykov is the fifth attorney at the firm to be selected to Crain’s New York’s Notable Leaders lists within the past year. Honorees are selected for their success and accomplishments during the prior 18 months and their ability to effect change in their career, according to the publication.

Kalmykov represents large corporate clients, as well as startups, nonprofits, universities, and hospitals on personnel transfers to the United States for both non-immigrant work visas and permanent residency. She also has deep experience working with real estate developers, private equity funds, and other organizations on virtually all aspects of the EB-5 immigrant investor program. Kalmykov has represented thousands of investors in obtaining their green cards through EB-5 regional center projects, as well as direct EB-5 investment opportunities. She represented and structured the largest EB-5 offering in the program’s history and has over the course of her career structured over $12 billion in EB-5 deals. Recently, she structured about $500 million in EB-5 offerings for commercial real estate developers and defended numerous companies in I-9 audits.

As a thought leader on immigration issues, Kalmykov has spoken at the Women Influence & Power in Law Conference and other events. She has authored books, chapters, and articles for the American Bar AssociationAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association, ILW, and periodicals including New Jersey Lawyer, New York Law Journal,  New Jersey Law JournalUSA, and the Commercial Observer

Kalmykov dedicates much of her time to pro bono efforts helping Ukrainians fleeing war, filing hundreds of applications for temporary protected status and humanitarian parole and organizing efforts to ship aid and medical equipment directly to Ukraine. Kalmykov serves both as president of the Board of Council of Jewish Émigré Community Organizations and as a member of the Ukraine Habitat Fund Board of Directors. She is actively involved with the National Association of Women Lawyers and internally with Greenberg Traurig’s Women’s Initiative.

“It is an honor and a joy to be recognized for doing the work I love best, both for my business clients and pro bono clients,” Kalmykov said. “As someone with firsthand knowledge of the immigrant experience, it is gratifying to me to be able to help other individuals and families achieve the same dreams my family once had.”

About Greenberg Traurig’s Diversity Initiative: From its inception, Greenberg Traurig has been committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Greenberg Traurig is a uniquely empowering and diverse firm built on a foundation of fairness, equality, and authenticity. Through its Social, Racial, and Economic Justice Action Plan, the firm has committed $5 million over five years to help combat systemic racism and support impoverished communities. In addition, the firm’s efforts have been recognized through its Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification Plus, administered by The Diversity Lab, and by local, national, and global publications and organizations including Chambers and Partners. Web: Twitter: @GT_Drives.

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 500. 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: