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HFW Launches US Immigration Practice With Houston Team Hire

9 April 2020

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has launched a US immigration practice with the hire of Denise McGettrick, former Chief Legal Officer at immigration technology services company PassRight.

Denise joins HFW’s Houston office alongside Mary Ann Nnalue and Constantine Nana from McGettrick Law PLLC.

The team assist foreign nationals, founders and investors in gaining permanent residence and temporary work authorization. They have particular expertise in startups and also act for clients across a wide range of industries, including IT, oil and gas, energy, engineering, financial services, retail, arts, media, education, medical, and professional sports.

Jerry Kimmitt, Houston Office Head, HFW:

“We’ve been seeing significant demand for US immigration services from clients across our international network and our global industry groups. Denise has an excellent reputation among clients and peers in the market, and we’re excited to welcome her and the team to HFW.”

Denise has more than 15 years of experience in business immigration, and is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is a fluent Spanish speaker, and previously worked at specialist US immigration law firms Fong & Associates and Monty & Ramirez.

Denise McGettrick, HFW:

“I am really proud to be joining such a prestigious international law firm. HFW’s extensive global network and list of big-name clients provide an excellent platform for me to build my practice, and I look forward to working with the firm’s teams around the world to assist clients with their US immigration needs.”

HFW now has 10 partners and 26 total lawyers in Houston, having launched in the city in January 2017 via a fully-integrated merger with US law firm Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown. The office advises multinational clients on dispute resolution, transactions and regulation in the energy, oil and gas, shipping, insurance, finance, construction, and travel and cruise sectors.

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