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Greenberg Traurig's Laura Reiff and Martha Schoonover Included in Washingtonian Magazine's 2020 Top Lawyers List

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Laura Foote Reiff and Martha J. Schoonover, shareholders in global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP's Northern Virginia office, were again listed in Washingtonian magazine's 2020 Top Lawyers list. They are recognized in the magazine for their immigration work and will be featured in the Dec. 2020 issue.

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Laura Foote Reiff and Martha J. Schoonover, shareholders in global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP's Northern Virginia office, were again listed in Washingtonian magazine's 2020 Top Lawyers list. They are recognized in the magazine for their immigration work and will be featured in the Dec. 2020 issue.

According to the Washingtonian, this biennial list features approximately 650 attorneys across 17 practice areas. The list is compiled through research and nominations vetted by the publication's editorial staff.

"We are thrilled to once again have both Laura and Martha included in this distinguished list of top lawyers in Washingtonian Magazine," said Northern Virginia Co-managing Shareholder Michael Sklaire. "This accolade is a testament to their commitment to excellence and top-notch service to clients, and we congratulate them on this well-deserved award."

Reiff Co-Chairs the Immigration & Compliance Practice and is the Co-Managing Shareholder of the Northern Virginia Office. She also Co-Chairs the firm's Labor & Employment Practice's International Employment, Immigration & Workforce Strategies group. Reiff focuses her practice on business immigration laws and regulations affecting U.S. and foreign companies, as well as related employment compliance and legislative issues. Reiff's practice also consists of managing business immigration matters and providing immigration counsel to address the visa and work authorization needs of U.S. and global personnel including professionals, managers and executives, treaty investors/ traders, essential workers, persons of extraordinary ability, corporate trainees, and students. She is an immigration policy advocacy expert and works on immigration reform policies.

Schoonover focuses her practice on business immigration matters and assists employers in obtaining temporary, nonimmigrant visas for business persons, managers and executives, treaty investors and traders, professionals (including researchers and scientists, engineers, computer professionals, and business professionals), exchange visitors, students, and crew members working on the Outer Continental Shelf. In addition, she assists in obtaining labor certifications and permanent resident status for professionals, researchers, multinational managers and executives and other priority workers and in obtaining and relinquishing U.S. citizenship. She represents companies facing U.S. government investigations or audits for immigration violations and prepares immigration and visa compliance programs for clients. She counsels employers on the employer sanctions and anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and represents employers being audited by the U.S. Government.

About Greenberg Traurig's Northern Virginia Office: Greenberg Traurig's clients rely on the more than 50 attorneys in the firm's Northern Virginia office for multifaceted, broad-based legal services. Team members' primary goal is to assist clients in addressing their legal needs, locally, regionally, or on a global scale. They work collaboratively with colleagues around the region, or across to Europe, the UK, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. And when a matter requires it, they do not hesitate to utilize the firm's full slate of cross border resources. Clients come to the Northern Virginia office for their corporate and securities matters, real estate transactions, wealth management and tax planning, business immigration compliance, labor and employment issues, litigation cases, and government contract needs, among others. Clients have included the top decision makers at tech companies headquartered in the region, as well as government contractors, health care organizations, high net worth individuals, and developers. Most of the firm's Northern Virginia attorneys are admitted to practice in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

About Greenberg Traurig's Women's Initiative: Greenberg Traurig is committed to its women lawyers' success, which includes a firmwide women's affinity group encompassing recruiting, retention, and business development. The firm regularly collaborates with like-minded organizations to address these issues on a broader scale in a variety of industries and communities. Greenberg Traurig also takes thoughtful action to address issues such as maintaining a healthy work-life balance, breaking the glass ceiling, mentoring, creating and maintaining healthy lifestyles, and giving back to the community. Twitter: @GTLawWomen

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT), has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com

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Lourdes Brezo Martinez, Greenberg Traurig, 2128012131, martinezl@gtlaw.com

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