Mark I. Davies
Dual qualified as a lawyer in the United States and the United Kingdom, Mark I. Davies is the Global Managing Partner and founder of our firm. In addition to serving as Global Managing Partner of the firm Mark also Chairs our Business and Investor visa and India practice teams. While Mark has had experience with the alphabet soup of visas and has assisted large institutions, corporations of every size, individuals, professionals and families his practice focuses on assisting business owners and investors with their moves to the United States. A Wharton MBA, Mark believes that it is essential for an effective immigration lawyer to fully understand his or her client's business operations.
Mark holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a law degree from a major university in the United Kingdom (UK) and an MBA degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. Mark was awarded a post-graduate Fellowship from the University of Pennsylvania law school.
Mark gained his first US immigration experience almost twenty-five years ago when he first applied for a US visa. Prior to immigrating to the United States Mark held multiple different US visas, eventually obtaining a green card and later naturalizing.
Mark has assisted clients with immigration matters since he first began legal practice in the US. Trained in two very large international US law firms Mark has the benefit of a first class legal training. Mark has also served as a Senior Vice President in one of the world's largest corporations where he was responsible for the North American law group.
Mark is the immediate prior Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Without Borders (a UN affiliated NGO), Chair of the In-House Counsel Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and recipient of a White House Commendation for his contribution to the legal profession. Mark has also served on Board of Directors and in leadership positions in a variety of organizations dedicated to promoting pro-bono and diversity on the legal profession. Based on his knowledge of both the US and UK systems, Mark was asked to work with a "big 5" accounting firm client to prepare suggested reforms on the laws of England & Wales for the government of the United Kingdom.
Publications and Speaking
Mark has published legal articles and spoken on an international basis. His speaking engagements include presentations for various US state bar associations, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Law Society of England & Wales and the ALA.