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Kortney Gibson

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Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP




Ms. Gibson is a Partner in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, serving corporate and individual clients in an array of business and family immigration matters. Additionally, Ms. Gibson represents companies in obtaining H-1B specialty occupation and O-1 extraordinary ability nonimmigrant visas for foreign nationals; transferring foreign personnel to start-up and established U.S. offices; securing TN classification for professionals seeking to enter the U.S. pursuant to NAFTA; and securing treaty trader/investor status for clients in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. She also serves employers seeking U.S. Department of Labor approval of applications for alien employment certification (PERM) and regularly executes  a full range of employment-based immigrant visas, including demonstrations of extraordinary ability. She has represented foreign nationals in the adjustment of status to lawful permanent residence and has counseled foreign nationals seeking consular processing of employment-based visas abroad. Ms. Gibson has obtained successful U.S. Coast Guard exemptions from Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) manning requirements relating to vessels operating in the Gulf of Mexico.




American Immigration Lawyers Association


Texas Tech University School of Law, JD, cum laude

Texas Tech University, MBA

Texas Christian University, Bachelor of Business Administration (International Emphasis)

Admitted to: State Bar of Texas

United States: Labor and employment


Within: Next generation lawyers

Kortney Gibson - Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

Within: Immigration

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP is an ‘outstanding strategic partner’ and ‘a top choice for multinationals looking to manage global immigration issues’. Significantly, its lawyers stand out as ‘true experts’ and their ‘high level of expertise brings exceptional value to the table’, according to clients. The firm has seven US offices, and nine international platforms, all of which focus exclusively on corporate immigration law, ensuring a ‘comprehensive and seamless global approach’. From Dallas, managing partner Jeremy Fudge oversees ‘a technically excellent group’ with ‘a service philosophy that far exceeds that of competing firms’. Fudge is the key contact for the firm’s ongoing representation of a global engineering services company and regularly advises it on migration issues involving over 20 countries. The ‘extremely efficientKortney Gibson is also recommended in Dallas and manages some of the largest immigration programs in the US, with a particularly strong showing in the telecoms sphere. In San Francisco, ‘excellent global strategistDavid Berry provides ‘strong service management’; he continues to advise a multinational IT company on immigration issues spanning 26 countries. Washington DC managing partner Lynden Melmed is an ‘instantly recognizable name in the immigration space’ and his office also includes senior counsel Jeffrey Gorsky, who recently joined from the Visa Office at the Department of State. In 2016, Shawn Orme left the Houston office to join Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy.

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