Deborah B. Davy, Senior Counsel
Deborah B. Davy
Senior Counsel
Tel: (415) 901-2270
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Professional Profile

Deborah B. Davy manages the  global  immigration  team of the Immigration Practice Group,  specializing in global  visas and  compliance at  Gibney in San Francisco, California. She has practiced Immigration and Nationality Law since 1997.

Ms. Davy is skilled at managing high-volume international personnel transfers, including short term and long term assignments, for large multinational companies in the high technology, manufacturing and financial sectors. She specializes in assisting global corporations in designing, developing and implementing successful international visa programs. Ms. Davy has established strong working relationships with premier service providers worldwide and has  extensive  knowledge of the rules and procedures associated with the global  business visa and work permit processes.

Prior to joining Gibney, Ms. Davy developed and managed the global immigration practice for a major international law firm.

Representative Matters

Managed comprehensive immigration and global compliance programs for corporate clients

Developed global mobility policies and best practices for immigration compliance and workforce planning

Represented established multinational companies and start-ups in a wide range of industries, including:

  • Engineering, Computer Software and Information Technology
  • Entertainment, Advertising and Graphic Arts
  • Biotechnology, Scientific Research and Pharmaceuticals
  • Financial Services and Consulting Firms
  • Oil and Gas

Memberships and Affiliations

State Bar of California
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Worldwide ERC
Society for Human Resource Management
Bay Area Professionals in Relocation Management

Professional and Community Involvement

Worked with various legal aid organizations and immigration clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area to provide legal services to underrepresented groups and individuals.

Articles, Publications and Lectures

“Immigration Score Card – Adaptability of Points-Based Systems to Changing Economic Conditions” Expatriate Advisor

Deborah Davy has presented continuing education seminars and lectures to human resources personnel and legal counsel on various topics, including:

  • Global Responses to Changing Economic Conditions
  • Global Immigration: Corporate Compliance in an Enforcement Era
  • Best Practices for International Assignments
  • Intra-company Transfers: Global Perspectives
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Effects on Global Migration
  • Global Immigration Basics for Corporate and In-House Counsel


J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Law Review Editor-in-Chief of the San Diego Justice Journal and competed in the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition
B.A., Wells College

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

United States District Court, Northern District of California