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Laura Penney

Associate

Advises and supports employers with immigration matters

As a member of Waller’s immigration team, Laura Penney assists corporate clients across diverse industries with a wide range of employment-related issues to build and retain competitive workforces. She is experienced in managing the hiring and sponsorship of foreign national employees; travel and visa renewal issues; and requests for evidence, audits, and inquiries from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Justice.

Laura is knowledgeable in a wide range of specific immigration and employment matters, including:

  • L-1 visas for intracompany transferees
  • EB-1 petitions for multinational managers, outstanding researchers, and individuals of extraordinary ability
  • H-1B visas for specialty occupation professionals
  • O-1 visas for individuals of extraordinary ability
  • Reviewing I-9 documents for identity verification and employment authorization
  • PERM labor certification applications

Prior to joining Waller, Laura gained valuable experience as an associate in the business immigration practice of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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