A shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Maria Fernanda Gandarez brings her passion and experience with U.S. immigration law and international law to the firm. She is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. Ms. Gandarez graduated from Rutgers Law School in Newark in 1989 with a Juris Doctor, and has used her more than 30 years of experience in the industry advocating for clients in many difficult situations.
Ms. Gandarez represents companies in different industries, including information technology, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, fashion design, flavor and fragrance development, medical equipment manufacturing, food, chemical, beverage, consumer products and goods, law, energy and finance. She has spoken globally at professional conferences on employment law, immigration law and global mobility.
Staying active in the legal community, Ms. Gandarez is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the National Association of Women Lawyers and the board of directors of the Portuguese American Chamber of Commerce. Her professional activities extend into pro bono work for high-profile nonprofit organizations.
Her experience includes the following: compliance audits for multinational corporations; acquisitions and mergers, and their impact on foreign employees; assisting with E Treaty status registration for a Spanish biopharmaceutical company; and advising businesses about immigration matters such as employment verification procedures, acquiring temporary employment visas, permanent residence issues, immigration discrimination and employer sanctions.
Working to expand the firm’s nationwide diversity efforts, Ms. Gandarez also serves as the diversity ambassador for the New York office. She is a knowledgeable, compassionate force when it comes to representing clients both big and small.
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Last Updated: 12/13/2016