J. Claire Razzolini, Partner
J. Claire Razzolini
Tel: (212) 705-9854
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Professional Profile

J. Claire Razzolini is a partner in Gibney’s Immigration Practice Group where she practices in the area of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law, concentrating in employment-based immigration.

Ms. Razzolini’s experience includes establishing and managing immigration benefits and compliance programs for global companies and advising companies regarding the employment of foreign nationals. She represents corporate and individual clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of State.  She has experience obtaining temporary work authorization, permanent resident status, and citizenship benefits for executives, multinational managers, professional workers, specialized workers, and artists. Ms. Razzolini leads Gibney’s PERM labor certification unit.

Prior to joining Gibney, Ms. Razzolini practiced corporate immigration law at an immigration law firm in San Francisco, California and with a large law firm in New York, New York.  Her experience also includes working for a legal services organization coordinating pro bono representation for indigent individuals and non-profit organizations.

Ms. Razzolini is a cum laude graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Law where she was a member of the Buffalo Law Review.

Representative Matters

Management of comprehensive immigration benefits and compliance programs for corporate clients.

Representation of established companies in wide-ranging industries, including:

  • Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical
  • Digital Media
  • Film and Entertainment
  • Financial Services and Consulting Firms
  • Healthcare and Universities
  • Information Technology
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications

Counseled corporations regarding compliance with U.S. immigration and Department of Labor regulations and employment verification processes.

Represented individuals in family-based immigration applications, petitions for lawful permanent residence and naturalization applications.

Represented non-profit social service organization and individual clients as pro-bono counsel to facilitate training of individuals working with autistic children in Romania.

Memberships and Affiliations

American Immigration Lawyers Association
American Civil Liberties Union

Professional and Community Involvement

Works with various legal aid organizations in New York to provide legal services to underrepresented individuals

Articles, Publications and Lectures

Ms. Razzolini has served as a moderator, panelist and speaker at Continuing Legal Education and business immigration seminars in New York, California and Toronto including the following:

  • Both Sides NowAn In-depth Examination of Selected Topics in Canada and U.S. Immigration, Ontario – New York Legal Summit
  • U.S. and Global Immigration: Trends in Labor Market Testing
  • Navigating a Changing Landscape: Immigration and Workforce Planning
  • U.S. and Global Immigration: Corporate Compliance in an Enforcement Era
  • Hiring and Retaining International Personnel: Strategies and Emerging Issues
  • Guiding Global Growth: Solutions for Compliance, Retention & Global Mobility
  • E-Verify and Worksite Enforcement: A Government Perspective
  • Immigration Basics for Corporate and In-House Counsel
  • Business Immigration After 9-11: New Rules of the Game
  • Immigration 101 for HR and Hiring Managers


J.D., cum laude, University at Buffalo School of Law
M.A., Boston College
B.A., magna cum laude, State University of New York at Fredonia, New York

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

New York Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Western District of New York