Becki L. Young, co-founder of Hammond Young Immigration Law and head of the firm's Hospitality Practice, is a seasoned business immigration attorney with 20 years of experience in the field. She has represented more than 100 of the world's most prominent hotels and restaurants, and facilitated the sponsorship of foreign professionals, trainees, interns and individuals of "extraordinary ability." In addition to her hospitality practice, Ms. Young regularly provides immigration law advice to clients in a broad range of industries, including investment banking and securities; information technology; nonprofit; manufacturing; and healthcare.
Ms. Young's depth of experience and knowledge of the intricate immigration landscape enables her to utilize a wide array of immigration solutions to serve her clients with a responsive and client-centric approach, for which she has received many accolades. Most recently, she was recognized by Chambers USA as a "Noted Practitioner" for Immigration in Washington, D.C. She has guided numerous foreign nationals through the permanent residency process, and has counseled U.S. employers on international recruitment and immigration issues. In addition to her work with employment-based clients, Ms. Young has assisted many family-based applicants with complex U.S. immigration matters.
Previously, as Of Counsel with Baker & McKenzie in Washington, DC, Ms. Young was a senior member of the firm's Global Immigration & Mobility Practice. While there, she oversaw the implementation of a centralized global immigration model designed to address the mobility needs of the world's largest companies, and directed the utilization of innovative information technology tools and procedures to enhance systems for work process automation, data integrity and quality control.
In addition to being recognized by Chambers USA, Ms. Young's reputation in the legal community has led to her being rated excellent by Avvo. While at Baker & McKenzie, her Global Immigration & Mobility practice was rated in Band-1 by Chambers Global.
Ms. Young is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), serving on various committees and mentoring lawyers around the U.S. on business immigration issues. She frequently speaks at legal, business and hospitality conferences, and regularly contributes insight through published articles and commentary. Her engaging manner, extensive experience and intricate knowledge of immigration issues, enable her to address complex immigration issues in a clear, straightforward manner.