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Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

2400 N GLENVILLE DRIVE, BUILDING A, SUITE 100, RICHARDSON, TX 75082, USA
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Work +1 214 442 7300
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Fax +1 214 442 7308
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https://www.balglobal.com

Kortney Gibson

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Work +1 214 442 7385
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Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

Position

Partner

Career

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.

Languages

English

Member

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Education

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

Immigration

Within: Next generation lawyers

Kortney Gibson - Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

Within: Immigration

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP is a powerhouse in immigration law. The firm has seven US offices and 11 international platforms, all of which focus exclusively on corporate immigration law, and its highly experienced lawyers attract praise for offering ‘proactive solutions’ to a wide range of immigration matters. From Dallas, managing partner Jeremy Fudge and Kortney Gibson are advising a global internet technology company on the full scope of immigration issues involving over 60 countries. Gibson also manages some of the largest immigration programs in the US, with the telecoms sphere a notable sweet spot. From Houston, Roberto Caballero specializes in managing immigration programs for large oil and gas companies. In San Francisco, David Berry is assisting a multinational military contractor with immigration issues. Vernadette Antonio, who attracts praise for her ability to ‘think outside the box’, is also recommended in San Francisco; she oversees the office’s global visa practice and handles multinational immigration matters for clients from the aerospace, construction, hi-tech and engineering sectors. Washington DC-based Lynden Melmed acts for clients in immigration-related audits and federal investigations. Senior counsel Jeffrey Gorsky is also recommended in the Washington DC office. In March 2017, senior counsel Kelli Duehning, who was previously the managing attorney of the Western Law Division of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), joined the San Francisco office.

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