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Biography

Peggy practices U.S. immigration and nationality law. She primarily represents clients in obtaining non-immigrant and immigrant employment based visas for foreign national employees.  Peggy has lectured at bar association seminars and civic meetings.

Peggy's Relevant Experience

Immigration Matters

Representation of employers on immigration matters:

  • H-1B, TN, L, Blanket L, O-1, and E nonimmigrant visas
  • Advise and train companies on I-9 compliance and workforce enforcement issues
  • Green cards
    • PERM
    • Schedule A
    • Special Handling Labor Certifications
    • Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher or Professor, and Advanced Degree Professional (with or without National Interest Waiver) Immigrant Petitions

 

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

Industries Represented

Industries represented include:

  • Hospitality
  • IT
  • Food and Beverage
  • Marketing
  • Life Science
  • Automotive
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Financial Services
  • Consumer Manufacturing
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Construction/Engineering

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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 Membership

Peggy is licensed to practice in the following states:

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, Government Affairs Committee, 2010-Present; WE Lead Program, 2010-2011

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

French American Business Alliance- Nominating Committee 2016, President 2014-2015, former

Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, 2nd Vice Chair of the Executive Committee, former

Purdue Club of Cincinnati, former Board Member

Inter-Ethnic Council of Greater Cincinnati, former Board Member

Presentations

Peggy was invited to speak at the following events:

“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

“H-1B Alternatives”, Cincinnati Bar Association, March 13, 2014.

“Legal Breakfast Briefing,” Employers Resource Association, March 5, 2014.

“Legal Breakfast Briefing,” Employers Resource Association, February 19, 2013.

“Immigration & the Community,” Leadership Warren County, October 4, 2012.

“Immigration Issues for Doctors & Nurses,” Cincinnati Bar Association, September 13, 2012.

“BusinessWise with Crystal Faulkner and Tom Cooney”  Podcast, May 11, 2009.

“Operating in Europe: Labor & Immigration Seminar,” European-American Chamber of Commerce, May 2009.

“Immigration Basics,” Cincinnati Bar Association Seminar, March 2009.

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

“Are You Crossing the Pond,” Great Lakes Relocation Council, 2008 Relocation Conference, September 2008.

“How to Complete An I-9 Form & Consequences,” Allied Construction Industries Seminar, September 2008.

“E-Verify,” Ohio Valley Club Managers Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America, August 2008.

“Effective Immigration Practices,” Associated Builders & Contractors Seminar, June 2008.

“Immigration Law Update,” Cincinnati Bar Association, May 2008.

“Effective Immigration, Hiring, Discipline & Discharge Practices,” Allied Construction Industries Seminar, February 2008.

“Are You Doing it Right?,” Northeast Chamber of Commerce, November 2007.

“Dissecting the Asset Purchase Agreement,” September 2007.

“Immigration,” Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA, Inc. and Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce,  April 2007.

“Immigration Compliance: Past, Present, Future,” Allied Construction Industries Seminar, May 2006.

“21st Century Immigration Law,” Cincinnati Bar Association Seminar, November 2005.

Major Publications

Peggy is an author of 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.

Firm Committees

Peggy served on the following committees at Frost Brown Todd:

Women’s Steering Committee, former

Community Opportunity Committee, former