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Ogletree Deakins Names New Leadership in its Immigration Practice Group

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ATLANTA – May 26, 2021 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment and immigration law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that Jacquelyn (Jacky) Maroney, shareholder in Ogletree Deakins’ Austin office, and Bernhard Mueller, shareholder in Columbia, have been named co-chairs of the firm’s Immigration Practice Group.

Ogletree Deakins has one of the largest business immigration practices in the United States, providing a full range of legal services for employers seeking temporary work visas and permanent residence on behalf of foreign national employees. The Immigration Practice Group consists of experienced and dedicated lawyers who work with domestic and international corporations and businesses to develop and execute appropriate strategies to facilitate the recruiting and retention of top talent that requires immigration support. Ogletree Deakins’ full-service immigration practice assists clients in obtaining temporary employment visas on behalf of executives and managers, researchers, engineers, and other specialized technical employees; obtaining permanent residence status for foreign nationals; advising clients in planning for the immigration impact of mergers and acquisitions; and providing guidance with regard to I-9 compliance and related anti-discrimination provisions.

Jacky provides comprehensive representation to the technology sector and brings extensive experience to bear on the full range of business immigration. What sets her apart is the emphasis she places on collaborating with clients on strategic planning and immigration program management. Jacky has a strong record of partnering with corporations to develop, execute, and continually improve domestic and global immigration programs that deliver value while reflecting the corporate client’s priorities and unique culture. She is a strong contributor to the growth of the immigration practice, the Austin office, and the firm’s strategic alliance with KPMG Law in Germany. As a practice co-chair, Jacky will focus on expanding the firm’s capacity, global capability, and technology offerings alongside KPMG Law in Germany.

Bernhard has two decades of experience giving clients practical advice on U.S. and global immigration law matters, strategic planning, and immigration process improvements. A native of Germany, Bernhard helps clients with matters involving global workforce mobility, immigration strategies and best practices, immigration law compliance and government enforcement matters, and unique immigration options for international assignments and technical assistance projects. He represents clients in the United States and internationally in a range of sectors, including commercial passenger airline, manufacturing, information technology, biotech and biopharma, energy, telecommunication, and professional services. Bernhard has led the Columbia office’s immigration practice to significant growth and previously co-chaired the practice group’s immigration compliance team. As a practice co-chair, Bernhard will further the Immigration Practice Group’s focus on being an integrated first-class service provider and strategic partner for U.S. and global immigration matters in accordance with tenets of the Client Pledge.

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. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for 10 consecutive years. In 2021, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Litigation – Labor & Employment category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 900 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. www.ogletree.com

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