Practice and Industry Groups

Whitney Brownlow

Associate Raleigh | Indianapolis

*Currently licensed in Ohio only.

Ms. Brownlow is a senior immigration associate in the Raleigh office of Ogletree Deakins. Ms. Brownlow specializes in the management of large immigration programs across industries, including clinical research, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, professional services, and information technology. She is experienced with immigration policy development, management training, and immigration program strategy.

Ms. Brownlow’s practice includes the management of all aspects of U.S. corporate immigration law, including non-immigrant visas, labor certifications, and permanent residency. She oversees all aspects of employment-based visa applications, including H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, and E-3 visas. Ms. Brownlow also manages all types of lawful permanent residence applications, including those based on labor certification (PERM), and on behalf of multinational managers and executives, outstanding professors, researchers and aliens of extraordinary ability.

Ms. Brownlow received her Bachelor of Arts in English and philosophy from The Ohio State University, graduating magna cum laude, with honors. Ms. Brownlow studied international comparative law at the University of Oxford in England and then earned her juris doctorate from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she served as managing editor of the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution.


Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Ms. Brownlow practiced employment-based immigration law for a large regional firm in the Midwest. Ms. Brownlow has also interned with the Ohio House of Representatives and with the in-house legal department of an international retailer.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association


  • Ogletree Deakins Managing a Workforce Seminar - ''Anticipating Curveballs: Navigating the Changing Landscape of Immigration Under the Trump Administration'' - Indianapolis - September 20, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Managing a Workforce Seminar - ''Employers Beware: Immigration Under the Trump Administration'' - Dublin - December 12, 2017


Published Works


Our Insights

Rescission of DACA Program: What Employers Need to Know

September 05, 2017

Mapping the Impact From USCIS’s Surprise Suspension of H-1B Premium Processing

March 05, 2017

USCIS Will Begin Accepting Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions for FY2018 in April 2017

October 25, 2016

USCIS Final Guidance on L-1B Adjudications Offers Some Comfort—But No Cure—for Employer Concerns

August 21, 2015

Department of State Visa Issuance Update: 39 Consular Posts Are Online and Operational

June 24, 2015

Department of State Visa Issuance Problems Resolved in 22 Posts but Delays Continue

June 23, 2015

Update to Department of State Visa Shutdown

June 19, 2015

Corporate L-1 Blanket Petitions: How to Handle Increased USCIS Scrutiny in the L-1 Visa Process

March 31, 2015

USCIS Completes Data Entry for All FY 2015 H-1B Cap Petitions

May 30, 2014

USCIS Completes Data Entry for All FY 2015 H-1B Cap Petitions

May 06, 2014

ICE (Again) Changes Its Position on Pre-Population of Section 1 of Form I-9

November 20, 2013

New Bill Calls for Biometric Exit-Tracking System

November 20, 2013

Justice Department Settles Citizenship Status Discrimination Claim

November 20, 2013

Expect Significant EB-2 India Retrogression in December

November 20, 2013

USCIS Clarifies Eligibility Requirements for STEM OPT Extension

November 20, 2013

L-1 Intracompany Transferees May Face New Challenges

September 23, 2013

DHS Report Signals New Challenges for L-1 Intracompany Transferees

September 03, 2013

Significant Advancement of EB-2 India Cut-off Date

July 15, 2013

Sweeping Immigration Reform Bill Passes Senate

July 15, 2013

Senate Passes Comprehensive Immigration Reform

June 28, 2013