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Biography

Peggy is an immigration lawyer and member of our Health Care Innovation and Mobility and Transportation industry teams. She leads the firm’s Immigration Group. Her practice primarily centers around the healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation industry and focuses on employment-based immigration which includes temporary visas, green cards, I-9 compliance, and work site enforcement issues. Peggy’s immigration practice includes working with employers to:

  • Improve the timeframe for obtaining intracompany transfers by applying for and using a Blanket L
  • Resolve I-9 and E-Verify compliance issues.
  • Create immigration policies and procedures for sponsorship and travel.

Prior to joining the firm, she practiced at boutique immigration law firms in Cincinnati and Washington, D.C.

Peggy's Relevant Experience

Business Immigration

  • Business Visitors, B-1 in Lieu of H-1B, B-1 in Lieu of H-3, and B-1 for Commercial or Industrial Workers
  • Exchange Visitors: J-1 Trainee & J-1 Intern
  • Blanket L- Registration for qualified companies
  • Treaty Investors: E-2
  • Aliens of Extraordinary Ability: O-1
  • Athletes, Artists & Entertainers: P-2
  • NAFTA Professionals- TN
  • Labor Certifications, Schedule A for Nurses, & Special Handling
  • Immigrant Petitions: Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher or Professor, Multinational Executive or Manager, & National Interest Waiver
  • Advise and train on Worksite Enforcement Compliance
  • Advise and Train on I-9 Completion and Retention
  • Conduct internal I-9 Reviews
  • Represent Employers in I-9 Audits
  • Advise and train companies on I-9 compliance and workforce

Outbound Assignments

Representation of Employers for Outbound Assignments to Other Countries:

  • Business Visas to Canada, Mexico, UK, and Germany
  • Residence/Work permits to China and Italy

Other Info About Peggy

Education

Law School

McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1995, with distinction

Undergraduate School

Purdue University, B.A., 1992
Phi Beta Kappa

Uppsala University, Study Abroad, 1991, Uppsala, Sweden

Bar Memberships

Peggy is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

California, 1995

Virginia, 1996

Ohio, 2002

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Ohio Bar Association

Virginia State Bar

California Bar Association

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Cincinnati Bar Association: Grievance Committee 2014- Present; Immigration Committee CLE Coordinator 2011-2015; Trustee, 2006-2007; Women Lawyers Committee Chair 2005-2007 and CLE Coordinator 2002-2005

Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, 2008

American Bar Association

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Alumni Network 2019- Present; Government Affairs Committee, 2010-Present; WE Lead Program, 2010-2011

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Women United, United Way, 2018 – present

Mentor, The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2017-2019

Presentations

Peggy was invited to speak at the following events:

“Immigration for Employers”, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers 2019.

Excellence in Manufacturing Summit, October 30, 2019.

“Immigration for Employers”, Southern Automotive Conference, September 26, 2019.

“Immigration & Visa Roundtable: What Employers Need to Know”, European American Chamber of Commerce, July 22, 2019.

“Global Mobility & Business Immigration in Growing Nashville”, Global Chamber Nashville, November 8, 2018.

“H-1B Alternatives”, Cincinnati Bar Association, February 12, 2015.

“Immigration Briefing,” Employers Resource Association, January 20, 2015.

“Brave New World of I-9s,” Allied Construction Industries, January 8, 2015.

“Immigration Laws,” Interview with Bill Cunningham on Clear Channel’s 700WLW, November 2008.

Major Publications

Peggy is an author or contributor to the following publications:

“Take Steps to Comply with Immigration,” Cincinnati Business Courier, 2007.

“Immigration Enforcement, Reform and Compliance,” Building Ohio, Associated General Contractors of America, June 2006.

“Ask the Legal Professional – What is a Visa?” Cincinnati Business Courier, 2005.

Co-Author: “Competing Against DIY” Services Marketing Quarterly, 2001.

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