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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
San Antonio-based Victoria Garcia is the main contact in Bracewell LLP’s immigration practice, which provides clients with legal guidance regarding business immigration matters, such as responding to audits, inquiries and investigations by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor and complying with US labor and immigration laws on the hiring, retention and management of workforces, as well as utilizing the E-2 and EB-5 investor options as a strategy for raising capital and obtaining permanent residency. Garcia represents Valero Energy, NuStar GP Holdings, CST Brands and CST Services in all matters related to immigration, including the preparation of H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, TN and other non-immigrant visas. Houston-based senior counsel Nelli Nikova has substantial experience with employment-based non-immigrant visas for alien employees, including O-1 exceptional abilities and H-1 specialty occupation.