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Bracewell LLP

300 CONVENT ST., SUITE 1500, SAN ANTONIO, TX 78205-3753, USA
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Victoria Garcia

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Bracewell LLP

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Focusing on immigration, labor and employment law, Victoria Garcia represents domestic and international companies in all aspects of labor and employment, and immigration. Victoria provides clients with comprehensive legal guidance regarding business immigration matters, including (i) obtaining non-immigrant and immigrant visas for foreign employees, (ii) responding to inquiries and audits from the Department of Homeland Security, and (iii) complying with U.S. immigration laws in the hiring, retention and management of domestic workforces.


Serves as managing partner of the firm's San Antonio office.




J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1989; M. Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, 1989; B.S., Foreign Service, magna cum laude, Georgetown University, 1985

United States: Labor and employment


Within: Immigration

San Antonio-based managing partner Victoria Garcia leads Bracewell LLP’s ‘effective’ and ‘very knowledgeable’ immigration group, which is active for clients operating in the energy, technology and healthcare sectors. Garcia, who ‘is definitely the subject matter expert on immigration issues’ and is known for her ‘good bedside manner’, attracts praise for her ‘terrific knowledge of DHS regulations’. She delivers ongoing immigration advice on a variety of immigration matters to Valero Energy, Sirius Computer Solutions, CPS, Key Energy Services and ArjoHuntleigh, including non-immigrant visas, preparing applications for employment and family-based permanent resident and citizenship, compliance with I-9 and H-1B processes and E-Verify issues. In another matter for High Sierra Pools, in addition to preparing various applications, Houston-based senior counsel Nelli Nikova represented the client in objecting to an opinion letter by the Department of State that put pool management companies in the same category as staffing agencies, which negatively impacted the client’s ability to place summer workers through its J visa program.

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