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Baker McKenzie LLP’s global immigration practice is led by Betsy Morgan in Chicago. The firm takes a holistic approach to immigration by working hand-in-hand with the tax, corporate, employment and data privacy attorneys of the firm. The focus is on multinational clients such as T. Rowe Price and the Mozilla Corporation. The work focuses on inbound US immigration as well as global immigration management, and is often carried out in tandem with offices located in other countries. As a representative example, Morgan and her international team advised AGCO on US and global immigration and related issues, including the development of a repayment agreement for permanent residence sponsorship to ensure compliance with employment and immigration law. Also based in Chicago, Ginger Partee is adept at handling the immigration-related aspects of M&A, I-9 audits and government investigations related to compliance with immigration laws. Melissa Allchin was made partner in January 2019. The Chicago office has also been bolstered by the arrival of several associates: John Foerster joined in summer 2018, as did Noha El Maraghi. Amalia Rioja is a new senior associate who joined in late summer of 2018, and primarily handles litigation mandates. Further, associate Sandhya Sharma joined the team from Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy and associate Alessandra Faso joined from a position at the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Shannon Donnelly and Laura Garvin left for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in January 2019.

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