Maria is a Senior Partner and head of our Corporate Immigration department. Maria, is listed in Who’s Who Legal of Corporate Immigration & Employment Lawyers from 2010-2021 (2021 as Thought Leaders Global Elite, 2015 & 2016 Most Highly Regarded). Within AILA, she is current Chair of the Global Migration Section, and previously Chair in 2011-2014, Chair of Rome District Chapter (2008) and a member of the International Ops and Ethics Committees. She is the Turkey member for the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers and Past Chair of Ius Laboris Immigration International Practice Group. She has authored a white paper and articles on US & Turkish immigration law and spoken at numerous international conferences. She is the recipient of the Rome District Chapter Ed Gudeon Memorial Service Award. She is a California Bar member since 1993.
BS and JD from Santa Clara University and Santa Clara Law School
CAB, ABIL, AILA, IBA
Admitted to practice before 9th Cir Ct of Appeals (US federal)