Lauren B. Gibson, Senior Counsel
Lauren B. Gibson
Senior Counsel
Tel: (415) 901-2270
Fax: (415) 677-9244
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Professional Profile

Lauren B. Gibson is a member of Gibney’s Immigration Practice Group.  She has practiced in all areas of immigration, with extensive experience in H-1s, O-1s, TNs, labor certification applications, and outstanding researcher/extraordinary ability petitions.  She has worked with a wide range of industries, including biotechnology, financial services, telecommunications, and information technology and consulting, among others. Ms. Gibson also enjoys representing individuals with family-based immigration petitions and permanent residency applications, naturalization and citizenship applications, and other immigration matters.

Ms. Gibson commenced the practice of immigration law in 2000, after spending two years as Research Fellow and Coordinating Attorney of the Expedited Removal Study, an immigration-related public policy study funded by the Ford and Joyce Mertz-Gilmore foundations.  Prior to joining Gibney, she practiced at a full-service immigration law firm in San Francisco, serving as Partner for part of that time, for more than 15 years.

Ms. Gibson is proficient in Spanish and has lived abroad in Mexico and Central America.

Memberships and Affiliations

State Bar of California
American Immigration Lawyers Association

Professional and Community Involvement

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Member
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, Pro Bono Asylum Program Mentor & Attorney

Articles, Publications and Lectures

Ms. Gibson has presented to human resources, legal counsel, and employees on a broad array of immigration topics, including nonimmigrant and immigrant visa categories and strategies as well as corporate compliance.  She has also presented at asylum trainings for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.

Her publications include:

  • The Developing Jurisprudence on Amnesty, (Co-Author), 20 Human Rights Quarterly 843, 1998
  • The Expedited Removal Study: Report on the First Three Years of Implementation of Expedited Removal, (Co-Author), 15 Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy 1, Special Issue, 2001


J.D., cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
B.A., with honors, University of California, Santa Cruz (Latin American Studies)

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

Supreme Court of California