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Nicole M. Hartnett

Associate Raleigh

*Currently licensed in New York only.

Nicole is an associate attorney in the Raleigh office of Ogletree Deakins. She focuses her practice on employment-based immigration.

Nicole completed her undergraduate studies cum laude at Loyola University Maryland and received her Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law in New York.  She also received an LL.M in International Human Rights Law from the University of Ireland, Galway.  During law school, Nicole was a member of the Immigration Rights Clinic in partnership with Catholic Charities, in which she gained experience litigating asylum cases in the New York Immigration Court. Following law school graduation, Nicole served as a Legal Protection Intern with the London office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Nicole joined Ogletree Deakins in 2017 with 10 years of immigration law experience from work with non-profit organizations and various immigration law firms, including both a large corporate immigration firm as well as her own Manhattan-based solo practice. Her diverse immigration experience includes helping companies obtain nonimmigrant visas for their employees, including H-1B, L-1A and B, E-2, E-3, and TN visas, as well as managing a substantial PERM labor certification caseload for a Big Four accounting firm.

At Ogletree Deakins, Nicole practices employment-based immigration law, working with U.S. and multinational companies to obtain temporary and permanent work visas for employees in a wide range of industries.  She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers' Association and previously served on the New York Chapter’s Pro Bono Committee.


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