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Kortney Gibson

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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 Partners

Kortney Gibson - Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

Within: Immigration

Highly respected by peers and clients, Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP is entirely dedicated to corporate immigration matters, dealing with every aspect of immigration, including pioneering innovative technological solutions within the field. In February 2018, the firm launched a mobile, cloud-based immigration application and, in June 2018, formally established an alliance with Deloitte UK for the provision of global immigration services for multinational companies. Jeremy Fudge, managing partner in Dallas office, is focused on the delivery of worldwide immigration services to his clients. Kortney Gibson is also in Dallas, where she, in addition to managing the US program for one of the biggest technology company, assists clients in obtaining visas in the extra 0-1 extraordinary ability and H-1B specialty occupation visa categories. San Francisco-based founding partner David Berry is helping human resources and global mobility professionals to augment their worldwide immigration programs. Vernadette Antonio, who is also in San Francisco, overseas the firm’s global immigration practice. From Houston and Austin, Roberto Caballero advises clients in the energy, engineering and technology sectors with non-immigrant visas, naturalization and consular processing.  Washington DC-based managing partner Lynden Melmed is the expert when it comes to compliance issues and government investigations. Liane Cooney leads the McLean, Virginia office and focuses on clients in the software and technology industries. The firm continues to grow and now has a total of nice offices throughout the US. The newest is New York, which opened with the acquisition of 60-lawyer team from Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.; under the leadership of Robert Groban, the new team adds significant on-the-ground capabilities in the Northeast and New York metropolitan area. Ruth Clark and Stephanie Wolf were made partners in January 2018. Senior associate Tiffany Martinez from the San Francisco office is also recommended.

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