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Gary Chodorow (乔德睿) is a China-based immigration lawyer. He has helped clients with U.S. and China visas, permanent residence, and citizenship matters for more than 20 years. Gary also is a founding member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Asia-Pacific chapter, co-chair of the American Chamber of Commerce-China’s visa committee, and adjunct professor of law at Chicago-Kent School of Law. He writes the U.S. & China Visa Law Blog.
Gary has represented startups and Fortune 500 companies, Nobel Prize winners, high-tech companies, investors, EB-5 regional centers, symphonies, musicians, artists, athletes, hospitals and health care professionals, governments entities, diplomats, and many others facing complex immigration matters.
Gary often represents clients before the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in China as well as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices here. He also has extensive experience representing clients in Immigration Court, federal courts, and before the U.S. Department of Labor. And he is knowledgeable about the security and export control issues that arise in immigration cases.
Gary has authored a number of articles and book chapters on immigration law. His publications have been cited in testimony before the U.S. Congress. He is also frequently called on to provide expert commentary on immigration issues for the media, such as the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Reuters, Bloomberg, CNN, USA Today, Rolling Stone, Chicago Tribune, Southern California Public Radio (KPCC), The Telegraph, South China Morning Post, Voice of America, Vice Media, China Central Television (CCTV) News, China Radio International, BBC, and ARD (Germany). And he publishes the U.S. & China Visa Law Blog.
Gary earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California at Berkeley’s Boalt Hall in 1993, after graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in 1989. Subsequently, he was a partner in a Chicago law firm, where he practiced immigration law for 10 years. He has practiced law in China since 2004.
An adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Gary has also taught courses for Peking University, China University of Politics and Law, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Liaoning University, the Beijing Lawyers Association, and the Shanghai Lawyers Association.
Gary speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and English.
He is admitted to the State Bar of California. And he is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently Co-Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce-China’s Visa Committee.
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