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Rebecca M. Bodony, Esq.

Chair of the Australia & New Zealand Practice
Managing Attorney, Chicago Office
bbodony@usimmigrationadvisor.com
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Office: 1 (312) 803-6950

155 N. Upper Wacker Dr., Suite 4250
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Overview

Rebecca “Becky” Bodony is the Managing Attorney of the firm’s Chicago Office, Chair of the firm’s Australia & New Zealand Practice and Senior Immigration Counsel.

Becky earned her undergraduate degree from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree and a Masters in International and Comparative Law from Duke Law School. She has lived in Spain, Argentina and China.

Becky focuses on business and investor visas, especially E-3, H-1B, E-2, L-1, EB-1, O-1, and EB-5. She is admitted to practice in New York and can practice immigration law in any state of the U.S.  

Experience

Prior to joining Davies & Associates, Becky was an Associate in the Litigation Department at the New York office of the international law firm White & Case LLP. She focused on complex commercial litigation and also specialized in various immigration issues for the firm’s clients (including E-Verify and visas and permanent residency for people with “extraordinary abilities”). She received an award for her pro bono work defending children facing deportation.

At Davies & Associates, she specializes in work visas and permanent residency for business and investor clients. She focuses on temporary visas and permanent residency for specialized workers (H-1B, E-3, TN, EB-2, EB-3), individuals with extraordinary abilities in the arts/business/athletics (O-1, EB-1), and intra-company transfers of managers, executives and specialized workers (L-1, EB-1). She also represents foreign investors seeking temporary visas to run businesses in the U.S. (E-2) and those seeking investment-based green cards (EB-5).

Representative Clients

Becky’s client roster ranges from individual artists to large multinational corporations. A few of her recent engagements include successfully obtaining:

  • An L-1A intracompany manager transfer visa and an O-1A extraordinary ability visa for two engineers at a large industrial manufacturing company in Colorado.
  • E-3 work visas for Australian nationals to perform jobs in the U.S. including an assistant music tour producer, a museum exhibition director, a sales manager, a financial products marketer, project managers, and other professional occupations.
  • H-1B visas for two computer professionals at a social media company.
  • An L-1A transfer visa for the manager of a Canadian company to start a wellness and yoga business in California.
  • TN work status for a Canadian social worker in California.
  • An O-1 extraordinary ability visa for a British equestrian professional.
  • An O-1 extraordinary ability visa for an Italian music composer.
  • An E-2 investor work visa for a French national starting a computer programming company in New York.
  • Approval of multiple EB-5 investor green card applications for investors in Regional Center projects.

Memberships

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association.
  • Member, New York State Bar Association.

Education

J.D., Duke Law School

LL.M, Duke Law School

Bachelor's, McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University

Bar Admissions

United States

Bar Admissions

New York State Bar

Languages

English, Spanish