Overview

Catherine Betts counsels corporate clients worldwide on employment-based immigration needs and strategies. She prepares and files employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions for multinational corporations in the information technology, health care, manufacturing, and food and beverage sectors. She advises employers on various compliance issues, including I-9 and E-Verify obligations. Catherine is also experienced in representing clients in family-based immigrant visa petitions, adjustment of status, and naturalization and certificate of citizenship applications.

Past Experience

Before joining FaegreBD, Catherine was an associate with a boutique immigration law firm in Arlington, Virginia. During law school, she gained immigration experience as a law clerk with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Justice in the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

Personal Interests

Catherine stays active running and taking barre classes. She enjoys traveling and wine tasting. An alumna of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Catherine is an avid Wisconsin athletics fan.

Services & Industries

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Virginia
District of Columbia

Education

George Mason University School of Law
J.D. George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal (articles editor) (2014)

University of Wisconsin, Madison
B.A. History and Political Science, with distinction (2010)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Hot Topics in Immigration: What Employers Need to Know
    Panelist, National Association of Women Lawyers webinar, November 2017
  • The "New Normal" – The Trump Administration's Effect on Labor & Employment 
    Co-presenter, Faegre Baker Daniels, April 2017
  • Hot Topics in U.S. Business Immigration
    Co-presenter, Faegre Baker Daniels Webinar, May 2016
  • Can I Get a Witness: A Case for Asylum for Prosecutorial Witnesses Who Testify Against Gangs and Other Gang-Related Claims
    40 T. Marshall L. Rev. 5, 2015

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers

Honors

  • George Mason University School of Law — Immigration Law Society, President
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