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Marissa E. Cwik

Associate Raleigh

*Currently licensed in Tennessee and Minnesota only.

Marissa Cwik is an Associate in the Raleigh office of Ogletree Deakins.  Marissa assists corporate clients with hiring and retaining foreign national workers.  She has expertise with nonimmigrant filings presented to the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Labor, including E, H, J-1, L, O, P, and TN nonimmigrant petitions.  She is also experienced in supporting corporate clients with sponsoring foreign national employees for permanent residency, including first preference EB-1 petitions for persons of extraordinary ability, outstanding professors and researchers, and multinational managers or executives; second preference EB-2 petitions requiring the labor certification application process, exceptional ability, and national interest waiver petitions; and third preference EB-3 sponsorship. 

Marissa received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School.  Prior to joining Ogletree, Marissa worked for the U.S. Department of Justice and practiced immigration law with a boutique immigration law firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Associate (AILA)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association


  • AILA Upper Midwest Regional Conference, Moderator - ''My Case is Stuck!'' - Minneapolis - May 2016
  • The Advocates for Human Rights CLE - ''Domestic Violence-Based Asylum Claims'' - Minneapolis - March 2014


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