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Rebecca Schechter focuses her practice on business immigration and compliance, representing multi-national corporations midsized companies, and startups, as well as individual clients. She has experience with all areas of employment-based immigration, particularly H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-2 petitions, as well as outstanding researcher petitions and labor certification applications. Rebecca regularly assists GT clients with global immigration matters, including business and work visas to countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. She also works on state and federal I-9 and E-Verify audits. Rebecca has a thorough understanding of third party contractor issues and experience handling complex naturalization, deportation defense, family and employment-based adjustment applications.


  • Global immigration
  • Start-ups
  • Third party contractors
  • H-1B and L-1 petitions
  • I-9 compliance
  • O-1 and EB-1 Petitions
  • Labor certification applications


Recognition & Leadership

  • Pro Bono Coordinator, Northern Virginia Office, Greenberg Traurig, 2017-Present
  • Member, AILA National Online Course Review Committee, 2021-2022
  • Council for Global Immigration, 2013-Present
  • AILA National Distance Learning Committee, 2015-2016
  • Alumni Committee, Human Resources Leadership Awards, 2013-2015
  • Workforce and Education Committee, Northern Virginia Technology Council, 2012-Present
  • Human Resources Leadership Awards, 2013-Present
  • AILA DC Chapter Regional CBP Committee, 2012-2013; 2014-2015
  • AILA DC Chapter Webinar Committee, 2014-2015
  • Co-Chair, AILA DC Chapter Citizenship Day, April 2010
  • Coordinator, AILA Ask the Experts, 2009
  • Site Coordinator, AILA DC Chapter Citizenship Day, April 2009
  • Capitol Hill Chorale, 2007-Present
  • Member, AILA
  • Member, Connecticut bar
  • Member, Maryland bar


  • J.D., cum laude, American University Washington College of Law, 2004
    • Note and Comment Editor, American University International Law Review
    • Published comment: Intentional Starvation as Torture: Exploring the Gray Area Between Ill-Treatment and Torture, 18 Am. U. Int'l L. Rev. 1233.
  • M.A., International Affairs, American University, 2004
  • B.A., cum laude, Colby College, 2001
    • Dean's List
  • Maryland
  • Connecticut
Admitted in Maryland and Connecticut. Not admitted in Virginia. Practice limited to federal immigration practice.