Law 2023: LAURA FOOTE REIFF
NORTHERN VIRGINIA OFFICE CO-MANAGING SHAREHOLDER, GREENBERG TRAURIG, McLEAN
A longtime immigration advocate, Reiff has 30-plus years of experience representing businesses and organizations in the immigration and compliance field. She oversees more than 50 attorneys as co-managing shareholder of the firm’s Northern Virginia office, a regional hub for the global firm.
She is also co-founder of Greenberg Traurig’s Business and Immigration and Compliance group, which she co-led from 1999 to 2022, and she chairs the firm’s Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C., Immigration and Compliance Practice.
Reiff, who joined the firm in 1999, co-founded the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition, which pushes for immigration reform to address the shortage of unskilled, essential workers in the United States.
She earned her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from American University and her law degree with honors from the George Washington University Law School, where she serves on the Clinical Law Advisory Council.
She serves on America is Better’s board of directors. In May, Reiff was named to a two-year tenure as chair of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Subcommittee on Immigration. She’s been named to The Best Lawyers in America’s immigration law list every year since 2008.
Greenberg Traurig has more than 2,650 attorneys in 47 locations worldwide. In April, it opened an office in Singapore.