• Jessica Marks
    U.S. Attorney
  • Tel:
    416-775-7092
  • Fax:
    416-363-8760
  • E-Mail: jesmarks@ggilaw.com

PROFILE

 

Jessica has specialized in U.S. immigration and nationality law over the past decade, gaining extensive experience in assisting individual clients secure employment- and family-based visas and advising corporate clients on strategies for building efficiencies in their immigration programs while balancing business needs. Her practice is currently focused on non-immigrant visas, particularly H-1Bs, for high-volume multi-national corporations.

 

Previously, Jessica practiced in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Los Angeles Area, and Washington DC during which time she developed expertise in a variety of visa options for the tech, entertainment, and healthcare industries. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has served on a number of its national committees, including the Vermont Service Center Liaison Committee and the Healthcare Professionals/Physicians Committee. In 2016, she was nominated by her peers for inclusion in Who's Who Legal:  Corporate Immigration as one of "the world's leading practitioners."

 

ADMISSIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

 

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • AILA Healthcare Professionals/Physicians Committee Member
  • AILA Message Center Moderator Committee,
  • AILA Vermont Service Center Liaison Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association

 

EDUCATION

 

  • J.D. (Honors), The George Washington University Law School,
  • B.A. Economics with Distinction, University of Michigan

 

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 

  • "Properly Preparing Clients for a Visa Interview is an Attorney's Duty; Challenging Bad Decisions is an Ethical Obligation," Bernard P. Wolfsdorf and Jessica L. Marks. 2013 AILA Midyear Conference Handbook.
  • "The Fundamentals of Lawyering at Consular Posts," Jan M. Pederson and Jessica L. Marks. The Consular Practice Handbook (2010-2011 Ed.).