Diana Okoeva

Partner, Immigration

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    • Partner since January 2018

    • Leads the firm’s Immigration practice

    • Dual qualified as an Attorney in New York and a Solicitor of England and Wales.

    • Diana focuses primarily on US immigration and nationality law, advising businesses expanding into the US or growing their US presence or workforce. Works with individual talent and with groups, helping them obtain the required visas to enter the US for filming or performing. Acts for entrepreneurs, seeking to start businesses in the US, investors seeking “green cards” under the investment schemes, and individuals seeking to self-petition for permanent residency in the US based on extraordinary abilities or national interest waivers. Diana also advises individuals requiring complex waivers of inadmissibility based on previous criminal record, as well as individuals seeking family based immigrant and non-immigrant visas and other immigration benefits or wishing to acquire or lose US citizenship.

    • Wide range of clients, including start-ups, owned and managed businesses, large multinational corporations, individual talent, entrepreneurs, and high-net-worth individuals. Practice spans across sectors, with concentration in tech, media, entertainment and creative sectors, as well as oil and gas, retail, manufacturing and professional services.

    • Active member of and a frequent speaker at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and regularly volunteers her time on AILA committees, chairing the last two biennial AILA RDC/EMEA London conferences and now serving on the fall 2018 South Africa conference committee.

    • Before Clintons, Diana headed the US immigration practice at Lewis Silkin, having practiced immigration law at firms in London and in the US. Before starting her career as an immigration lawyer, she worked for a number of years as an international lawyer for the Armenian government.

    • Enjoys travelling and gastronomic experiences and is a loyal Friend of the Royal Opera House.

     

Contact dokoeva@clintons.co.uk 00 44 20 7395 8451