Caroline Tang

Shareholder || Austin

Caroline Tang is an immigration shareholder in the Austin office of Ogletree Deakins. Her practice is national in scope, and she has spent her entire career representing corporations of all sizes – from start-ups to publicly-held multinational companies – sponsoring foreign national employees, with focus in the technology, engineering, energy, oil and gas, higher education, and consulting industries.

Caroline frequently speaks on immigration topics at professional conferences and industry seminars. She is a trusted advisor who partners closely with corporate clients to deliver comprehensive and effective immigration programs that reflect their culture and priorities.

Caroline offers in-depth experience and extensive expertise in:

  • Advising corporations on immigration issues arising from corporate restructuring;
  • Developing business immigration strategies to handle workforce changes;
  • Securing visas for all categories of employment-based immigrant petitions, including aliens of extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers, multinational managers and executives, and petitions based on PERM labor certification applications;
  • Obtaining nonimmigrant classifications, including specialty occupation workers (H-1B, H-1B1, E-3), aliens of extraordinary ability (O-1), intracompany transferees (L-1), NAFTA professional workers (TN), treaty traders and investors (E-1, E-2), seasonal workers (H-2B), and internationally recognized athletes (P-1); and
  • Counseling employers on all matters of immigration compliance, including I-9 and E-Verify.

Caroline is Co-Chair of the Ogletree Deakins Asian American Attorneys Business Resource Group and serves on the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee.

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  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2005
  • B.A., Sociology and Gender Studies, Northwestern University, 2002

Admittance to Practice

  • California
  • Illinois
  • Texas

Professional Activities

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Asian Family Support Services of Austin – Board Member
  • Austin Asian American Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Human Resources Management Association
  • Leadership Austin – Emerge Class of 2015
  • Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association (MAMAs Austin)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association
  • Ogletree Deakins Asian-American Attorneys


  • San Antonio Human Resource Management Association 2019 Spring Learning Event - "Immigration Economic Realities and Workplace Opportunities" - San Antonio - April 9, 2019
  • SMU Cox School of Business Employer Summit - "Hiring Global Talent: Discussion on Immigration Policy" - Dallas - April 5, 2019
  • Ogletree Deakins Employment Law Briefing - "Headline News: An Employment Law Update" - Austin - February 20, 2019
  • Ogletree Deakins Foundations for a Successful Corporate Immigration Program  - "Immigration Fundamentals" - Austin - January 23, 2019
  • UT Law Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law - "Immigration Law in the Age of Enforcement: Employment" - Austin - October 24, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Reel Ethics 2018 - "Dual Representation of Employer and Employee" - Austin - September 19, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "Shifts, Twists, and Turns in the World of Immigration Under the New Administration" - Phoenix - May 10, 2018
  • State Bar of Texas Asian Pacific Interest Section Conference - "Immigration Compliance for Employers in the Trump Era" - Austin - April 27, 2018
  • Austin Bench Bar Conference - "A New Landscape: An Update on Shifting Immigration Policies" - San Antonio - April 13, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Employment Law Briefing - "Headline News: An Employment Law Update" - Austin - March 1, 2018
  • National Association of Women Lawyers 13th General Counsel Institute - "These Are the Days of Our Lives: The Changing Landscape of Business Immigration Under the New Administration" - New York City - November 9, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins 15th Annual Labor and Employment Law Update - "As the World Turns: Immigration Prospects and Pitfalls Under the New Administration" - Austin - October 20, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Breakfast Briefing - "Impact of the election on HR" - Austin - March 9, 2017
  • Austin Bar Association CLE Presentation - "Updates on Recent Executive Actions Impacting U.S. Immigration: What’s Happening, and What’s Next?" - Austin - February 6, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - "Duty of Competent Representation" - Austin - February 26, 2016
  • University of Texas System Annual Legal Conference - "Immigration Issues Impacting Higher Education in the State of Texas" - Austin - September 2015
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - "Are L-1 Decisions Slowing You Down?" - Dallas - April 9, 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - "Immigration Law Update and Best Practices" - Austin - March 26, 2014
  • May 2015 - Texas Business Report - "Workforce Q&A"
  • August 23, 2018 - Legaltech News - "Tech Counsel Are Prepping for Possible Loss of H-1B Spouse Work Permits"
  • American Journal of Law & Medicine – Editor
  • Boston University School of Law Public Interest Project Grant Recipient

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