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Dykema’s Kathleen Campbell Walker Recognized in 2016 Chambers Global Band 1 For Immigration Practice

April 1, 2016

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Kathleen Campbell Walker, El Paso-based member and leader of Dykema’s Immigration Team, has been recognized in the 2016 Chambers Global ranking. Walker was ranked in Band 1, the highest band rating possible. She is one of 11 lawyers in the United States awarded this ranking for expertise in business immigration by Chambers Global.

Published annually, Chambers has been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. Chambers ranks both lawyers and law firms based on the research of 150 full-time editors and researchers who conduct in-depth confidential interviews with lawyers and clients.

According to Chambers Global, “Kathleen Campbell Walker of Dykema Cox Smith enjoys a superb reputation in a number of core areas of business immigration law, including consular processing and national border security issues. One admiring peer effuses: ‘She’s smart as all get-out–one lawyer I would co-counsel with in a heartbeat or send a matter to.’”

Walker has been ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Global and Chambers USA for several consecutive years and is the only individual recognized as a “Star Individual” by Chambers USA in Texas. She focuses her practice on business-based immigration, consular processing, employer sanctions/worksite enforcement, cross-border related immigration issues, immigration audits, security checks, waivers, admissibility, and citizenship and naturalization. She has testified before Congress and state legislatures multiple times on immigration policy and border security.

Walker is a former national president and general counsel of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). In 2014, she received the AILA Founder’s Award, which was established in 1950 and is awarded from time to time to the person or entity who has had the most substantial impact on the field of immigration law or policy in the preceding period.

Her clients include hospitals and other healthcare providers, major global manufacturing and energy companies, technology firms, financial institutions,  defense contractors, construction companies, cities, counties, hospitality and hospitality service companies, agricultural businesses, professional employer organizations, educational institutions, restaurants, food service franchisees, investors and entrepreneurs, ranches, equestrians, performing artists, and individuals. She is board certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

About Chambers

Chambers and Partners is a renowned research organization headquartered in London. For more than 20 years, Chambers has published the leading directories of the legal profession—in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. Chambers stands out for its commitment to reporting integrity and its comprehensive methodology and objective rankings process, based on in-depth interviews with clients and members of the legal community at outside law firms.