简介

Claire Nilson helps businesses strategically to move their employees across borders. A U.S. immigration attorney, she has experience in both immigrant and non-immigrant visas. She is also qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales, as well as an attorney at law of Trinidad and Tobago, and has lived and practiced immigration law in all three of the countries where she is qualified. 

U.S. Immigration

On U.S. immigration matters, Claire advises both corporate and private clients particularly on business, employment and consular processing issues. With experience working with numerous U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide, Claire offers assistance on matters including filing visa applications, briefing applicants on local procedures and preparing waiver applications.

U.K. Immigration

In the United Kingdom, Claire assists companies with their sponsorship of migrants under Tier 2 of the points-based system, as well as advising on sponsor licence applications, the maintenance of sponsor licences and ongoing employer compliance. With the upcoming Brexit, Claire is becoming ever-more familiar with EEA applications!

Global Mobility

In the field of global mobility, Claire has experience advising and assisting in and out of many different countries on behalf of clients across industries worldwide.

Faculty Positions

  • Academy of Tertiary Studies, Curepe, Trinidad and Tobago — Law Lecturer, 2008-10

服务和行业

资质

执业资格

New York
Trinidad and Tobago
England & Wales

出庭资格

New York Supreme Court
Supreme Court of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

教育

Hugh Wooding Law School
Legal Education Certificate (2009)

De Montfort University
LL.B. Law with German, with honors (2000)

Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
German Law and German Language, Erasmus Scholar (1999)

见解和活动

其他角度
  • Immigrant Visa Consular Processing 
    Panelist, AILA Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, June 14, 2018
  • Escape From Alcatraz: Increased Government Compliance and Enforcements Activity in Global Immigration  
    Panelist, AILA Global Immigration Conference, San Francisco, California, June 12, 2018
  • Trump and Brexit: A New Era in Immigration? 
    Presenter, British American Business Council 2018 Annual Conference, June 6, 2018
  • Topics That High-Net-Worth Individuals Should Think About Before Moving to the U.K.
    Co-author, ePrivateClient, May 2018
  • Brexit and Trump: The Effect on Business Travel
    Co-author, HR Magazine, March 2018
  • Brexit Uncertainty and the Future for EU Nationals
    Co-author, Relocate Global, October 2017
  • Best Practices for Consular Processing: NVC Issues
    Panelist, AILA Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 2017
  • How Will Brexit and the Revised EU Immigration Directives Affect Mobility and Migration of Third-Country Nationals in the Region?
    Panel Leader, AILA Global Immigration Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 2017
  • U.S. & U.K. Immigration – The Effect of Trump and Brexit
    Panelist, British American Group of Lawyers (BAGOL) at the British American Business Council (BABC) 2017 Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, May 2017
  • Referring Business Across International Borders
    Panelist, AILA Rome District Chapter Spring Conference, Brussels, Belgium, May 2017
  • Business Immigration and Travel Under a Donald Trump Presidency
    Global Legal Post, November 2016
  • Staying Alive: Practical Tips for Avoiding Ethical Problems, Conflicts of Interest and Other Deadly Vegas Sins
    Panel Leader, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Global Immigration Forum, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2016
  • Welcome Address as 2015-16 Co-Chair of the AILA Global Migration Section
    American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Global Immigration Forum, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2016
  • B-1 Visas: The Dream and the Reality
    Panel Leader, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Annual Conference (pre-recorded panel), Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2016
  • From NVC to Consular Processing: The Road to Success
    Panelist, AILA Annual Conference, National Harbor, Maryland, June 2015
  • Finding and Working With Local Counsel: What to Do When You Are Not in Kansas
    Panelist, AILA Global Immigration Conference, National Harbor, Maryland, June 2015
  • Ethics Issues to Consider in Setting Up/Managing an Immigration Practice Abroad
    Podcast Speaker, AILA Rome District Chapter, June 2015
  • Cross-Cultural Considerations for the Global Immigration Practice
    Panel Leader, AILA Global Immigration Conference, Boston, June 2014
  • A Primer on OFAC and the Export Control Regulations for the Overseas U.S. Immigration Lawyer
    Podcast Speaker, AILA Rome District Chapter, June 2014
  • Spotlight on the Caribbean
    Panelist, AILA Global Migration Section's Quarterly Teleconference, May 2014
  • Intra-Company Transfer Visas for the U.S.
    ACS Market Update, ACS International Schools (U.K.), Spring 2014
  • Living and Working in Trinidad and Tobago
    Voice Magazine, Issue 4.1, AILA (U.S.), March 2014
  • The Fine Art of Herding Cats — Ethics and Client Control
    Panelist, AILA Rome District Chapter Spring Conference, Athens, Greece, March 2014
  • Managing Your Virtual Solo Practice While You Actually Are Away
    Podcast Speaker, AILA Rome Distrct Chapter, January 2014
  • Apostilles and Notarization
    Podcast Speaker, AILA Rome District Chapter, December 2013
  • Transferring to the United States: Temporary Visa Options for the Transferee and Their Family
    Expatriates Magazine, Issue 3 (France), December 2013
  • Termination of Attorney Client Relationship
    Podcast Speaker, AILA Rome District Chapter, November 2013
  • Critical Business Plan Issues for Investor Visas
    Podcast Speaker, AILA Rome District Chapter, June 2013
  • U.S. Business Tax Issues for the Overseas Practitioner
    Podcast Speaker, AILA Rome District Chapter, June 2013
  • U.S. Banking for Overseas Clients
    Podcast Speaker, AILA Rome District Chapter, May 2013
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Visas and Work Permits
    Global Migration Digest, Vol. 1, Issue 6, AILA (U.S.), May 2013
  • U.S. Visas Options for Recent Graduates
    American University, Paris, France, November 2012
  • Waivers and Review in Consular Processing, Consular Processing for Experts
    Panelist, ILW teleconference series, July 2012
  • Establishing and Managing a Global Migration Practice
    Panelist, AILA Global Immigration Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, June 2012
  • International Relocation: Challenges Facing Transatlantic Business
    Panelist, British American Business, London, U.K., October 2011

领导力和社区

职业协会

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) — Global Migration Section (Co-Chair, 2015-16)
  • Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA)
  • American Women Lawyers in London (AWLL)
  • Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA)
  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • Law Association of Trinidad & Tobago
  • Society of English & American Lawyers (SEAL)

市民活动

  • U.K. Women's Club of Trinidad & Tobago (UKWC), 2008-10; Vice President, 2009-10

荣誉

  • Forum for Expatriate Management — Global Mobility Professional of the Year (runner-up), 2017
  • International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, 2011-18
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