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Ogletree Deakins Bolsters Immigration Practice, Adds Shareholder Jacquelyn Maroney

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AUSTIN, Texas – February 4, 2013 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to welcome Jacquelyn (Jacky) Maroney as a shareholder in its Austin office. Maroney joins Ogletree Deakins from Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., where she led the immigration practice in the firm’s Austin office.

“Jacky is a seasoned attorney with exceptional experience practicing in complex immigration matters,” said Bruce Griggs, managing shareholder of the Austin office of Ogletree Deakins. “Her arrival is a strong signal of the value we bring to employers, particularly in Austin and throughout Texas. This is an exciting opportunity for our office and for employers in Austin’s technology industry who are grappling with immigration-related legal issues on several fronts, including the implementation of immigration reform during President Obama’s second term.” 

Maroney focuses her practice on a full range of business immigration matters for employers in various industries, including software, information technology, semiconductor, biotechnology, health care, oil and gas, banking, and manufacturing. She has extensive knowledge and experience in assisting employers in developing and executing domestic and global immigration programs, obtaining H-1B specialty occupation and O-1 extraordinary ability nonimmigrant visas for foreign nationals, transferring foreign personnel to startup and established U.S. offices (L-1), securing work-authorized classifications for professionals seeking to enter the U.S. pursuant to NAFTA (TN), and securing treaty trader/investor status for clients in Europe, Asia, and the Americas (E-1/E-2). In addition, Maroney represents foreign nationals in the adjustment of status to lawful permanent residence and counsels foreign nationals seeking consular processing of employment-based visas abroad.

Maroney frequently serves as a speaker on immigration topics for client seminars and professional organizations, including the Austin Human Resources Association and the Texas Association of Business. She also provides training and guidance to human resource professionals, hiring managers, and in-house legal departments.

Maroney earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and her B.A., cum laude, from Furman University. She is a member of several local professional organizations including the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Austin Young Lawyers Association, and Austin Human Resources Association.

About Ogletree Deakins

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 650 lawyers located in 43 offices across the United States and in Europe. Ogletree Deakins was named “Law Firm of the Year” in both the Litigation – Labor & Employment and the Employment Law – Management categories in the 2013 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, including more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations in the United States. For more information, please contact Ryan King or Mary Lou Baxter.

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