Caterina Cappellari

Caterina Cappellari

Associate

Caterina Cappellari focuses her practice on employment-based immigration as well as nonimmigrant work and investor visas, including: H-1B “specialty occupations” visas; TN Professionals Under the North American Free Trade Agreement visas; E-2 investor visas; L-1A visas for executives and managers; L-1B visas for workers with specialized knowledge; O visas for “extraordinary ability;” and R-1 Temporary Nonimmigrant Religious Workers visas.

She also assists clients with labor certifications (PERM), interviews at USCIS, 601/601A waivers, U-visas, consular processing, naturalizations, and removal proceedings.

Concentrations

  • Business and professional visa cases
  • Immigrant visa petitions (employment and family based)
  • Permanent residency applications
  • Family-based petitions

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented a member of the Hamama v. Aducci class action comprised by Iraqi nationals with old removal orders who will face persecution, torture or death if they return to their native country. Successfully reopened the matter before the Atlanta Immigration Court were the individual will have second chance to present his claim before an immigration judge.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Cappellari prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Government Regulatory Agency of Telecommunications Services – OSIPTEL, Lima, Peru, 1995-2002
    • Head of the Appellate Division for Administrative Sanctions, 2001-2002
    • Legal Counsel, 1995-2002
  • Lawyer, International Justice Program, Human Rights First, 2003-2004

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., International Legal Studies, New York University School of Law, 2005
  • M.B.A., Business Administration, Graduate School of Business Administration – ESAN, Lima, Peru, 2001
  • J.D., Pontifical Catholic University of Peru – School of Law, 1995
    • Member, Law and Society Journal
Admissions
  • New York
Admitted in New York. Not admitted in Georgia. Practice limited to federal immigration practice.
Languages
  • Spanish, Native
  • French, Conversational