With two decades of experience advising in the area of U.S. Immigration and Nationality law, Claire has provided strategic and steadfast representation to diverse clients through periods of unprecedented change and opportunity. She emphasizes providing practical solutions and decisive leadership to solve business immigration challenges in a compliant and cost-effective manner.
Claire represents established global companies in the biotechnology, healthcare and pharmaceutical, digital media and entertainment, financial services and consulting, information technology and telecommunications industries. A problem-solver, she works closely with business leaders and client stakeholders in the Office of General Counsel, Global Mobility, Talent Acquisition, and HR, to develop and implement immigration benefits and compliance programs and to advise on best practices and policies related to the employment of foreign nationals.
Claire represents corporate and individual clients before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of State and has considerable experience obtaining temporary and permanent work authorization for executives and managers, scientists and researchers, professional and skilled workers and artists. She conducts client trainings and seminars addressing emerging immigration issues and compliance matters, and provides lead analysis and reporting on regulatory and policy developments to help businesses understand and navigate the immigration implications for their workforce.
Claire is a member of the firm’s inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Prior to joining Gibney, Claire practiced corporate immigration law at a large international law firm in New York and with an immigration law firm in San Francisco. Her experience also includes working at a legal services organization to increase access to justice by coordinating pro bono representation for underrepresented individuals and non-profit organizations.