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.
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:
State Bar of California
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Society for Human Resource Management
Bay Area Professionals in Relocation Management
Worked with various legal aid organizations and immigration clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area to provide legal services to underrepresented groups and individuals.
“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:
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
United States District Court, Northern District of California