Marquita joined Ogletree Deakins’ immigration practice group in May 2013. Marquita’s experience includes a full range of business immigration matters in a variety of industries, including information technology, higher education, biotechnology, life sciences, and health care. She has extensive experience in assisting multinational corporations of all sizes in obtaining temporary and permanent work visas on behalf of new and current employees. Marquita’s expertise includes the preparation of specialty occupation visas (H-1B, H-1BI and E-3), intracompany transfers (L-1), extraordinary ability workers (O-1), and NAFTA professionals (TN), as well as a variety of other temporary employment visa classifications. She also has vast experience in all types of lawful permanent residence applications, including those based on PERM labor certification applications, and on behalf of multinational managers and executives, outstanding professors, researchers, and aliens of extraordinary ability.
Marquita received her B.A. in Political Science from Shaw University, graduating magna cum laude, with honors. She later earned her J.D. through North Carolina Central School of Law’s Evening Program.