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Lucrecia M. Davis

Experienced Attorney and Proprietor

Work History

May 2016Present

Founder and Managing Attorney

Blair Davis Law Group, PLLC

Founding attorney of law firm practicing exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law. Represent a variety of multinational clients throughout a broad range of industries where I counsel clients on immigration-related matters including  all major employment based temporary and permanent visa categories, family-based permanent residence applications, and immigration compliance. Represent clients during U.S. permanent residency and citizenship interviews held before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Advise clients regarding I-9 compliance issues. Oversee marketing efforts to grow practice.

Feb 2016Present

Proprietor

Kid 'N Play Indoor Play Center

Proprietor of an indoor play center for children located in Pearland, TX. Kid 'N Play is a family-owned business focused on  providing a clean, safe and fun environment for children to use their imagination, play at their own pace and have fun. Kid 'N Play also provides a venue for hosting special events and birthday parties. Oversee business and operations at Kid 'N Play. Work directly with management on matters relating to personnel, inventory, business development, marketing and day-to-day operations. Negotiate and manage vendor contracts.

Apr 2015Present

Shareholder/Principal

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Headed up corporate immigration team in the firm's Houston office.  Oversaw marketing efforts and practice growth in the Houston market.  Was instrumental in growing the firm's Global immigration practice for clients seeking outbound immigration support. Managed a diverse practice that is comprised of multinational corporations, start-ups and high net worth individuals. Represented a variety of multinational clients throughout a broad range of industries including energy/oil and gas, financial services, retail, e-commerce, agriculture and software consulting. Provided clients with strategic counseling on all areas of US immigration and nationality law, regulations, policy and compliance. Advised on all employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters. Provided successful representation of employers and high net worth individuals in the following matters: I-9/E-verify Compliance, Labor Certification, EB-1, H-1B, H-2B, H-3, L-1, TN, E-Treaty/Investor, E-3, Conrad 30 Waivers, J-1 visas, Lawful Permanent Residence applications and consular processing. Served as a Member of the firm's International Employment Issues Practice Group, Immigration Practice Group and Hispanic Attorney's Group.

Apr 2001Apr 2015

Senior Associate

Fragomen Worldwide

Practiced exclusively in the field of corporate immigration and nationality law. Represented a variety of multinational clients throughout a broad range of industries including energy/oil and gas, financial services, pharmaceutical and software consulting.  Regularly counseled clients with respect to compliance issues, streamlining in-house immigration programs, and expatriate issues. Provided counsel on all major employment based temporary and permanent visa categories, family-based permanent residence applications, and immigration compliance. Served as on-site immigration counsel for one of the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. Served as Alternative Responsible Officer and administered J-1 programs for large multinational clients. Assisted prominent professionals, including senior executives, scientists, researchers, and engineers with obtaining “ extraordinary ability” and“ outstanding researcher” classifications based on demonstrated international expertise and prominence in their fields. Successfully represented clients during U.S. permanent residency and citizenship interviews held before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Advised clients regarding I-9 compliance issues. Served as a member of the firm's Corporate Compliance Committee.

Education

Aug 1996May 1999

Juris Doctor

Syracuse University College of Law
Sep 1991May 1995

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government

Rollins College

Licenses and Admissions

Licensed in Texas, Virginia and District of Columbia

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)- Registered Attorney

PRO BOno AnD Community involvement

* Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)- Board Member-Houston; Pro Bono Attorney

* Catholic Charities- Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance- Pro Bono Attorney

* HBA- Committee Member