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Patricia L. Gannon

Patricia L. Gannon

Wormser, Kiely, Galef & Jacobs LLP

New York, NY, USA

Patricia Gannon practices in all areas of immigration law, with a focus on business immigration.  Many of her clients are in the telecommunications, pharmaceutical and banking industries.  She advises multi-nationals on employment verification matters and develops various compliance strategies and programs.

As a member of the Foreign American Counsel, Patricia concentrates her international practice on global immigration and provides outbound assistance to foreign companies.  Patricia facilitates and organizes global human resources through the implementation of visas and management of global mobility staff.

Prior to joining Wormser, Kiely, Galef & Jacobs, LLP, Patricia was a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig.  Prior to Greenberg Traurig, Patricia was the deputy district counsel for the former Immigration and Naturalization Service, where she spearheaded nationwide enforcement initiatives and worked with the Eastern Region Service Centers’ policy and enforcement of employment eligibility verification forms.  She also served as a special assistant to U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York where she investigated and prosecuted many complex immigration civil cases.

Patricia has lectured nationally and internationally on immigration issues to bar associations and industry groups.  She has published numerous legal articles.


Co-Chair, Immigration Section, New York State Bar Association

Leadership Team, International Talent Mobility Team

Member, United States Chamber of Commerce, Employment Labor Committee, Immigration sub-Committee

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Nominated, Employer Sanctions Legislative Committee and the Anti-Exploitation Task Force Committee to draft legislation before the House and Senate Committee

Awards & Recognition

Recipient of the InterContinental Finance Magazine’s Legal Excellence Award, 2011.

Listed, Best Lawyers 2013, 2014

Listed, Legal 500 US 2009 Edition

Listed, Who’s Who Legal

Nominated for the Attorney General award for Outstanding Compliance with EEO hiring practices

Outstanding Performance in Investigation and Prosecution, Department of Justice



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