Ice Miller LLP has added Geeta Shah as of counsel to its labor, employment and immigration practice. She focuses her practice on immigration and counseling her clients through the acquisition of a variety of visas.

Shah previously served as an associate at a New York-based law firm in Chicago specializing in immigration law. She reviewed a wide variety of visa petitions, applications and requests and supported her clients through Adjustment of Status interviews at various U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offices regionally. Shah also handled pro bono Asylum and Deferred Action for Children Arrivals cases.

She also served as a senior immigration attorney at Global Immigration Associates, formerly VISANOW. In this role, Shah prepared and responded to requests for evidence, requests for information, PERM audits, motions to reopen/reconsider, appeals and intents to revoke/deny notices for both employment and family-based immigration clients.

She has also acted as an independent contractor, drafting I-601 waiver briefs, appellate briefs for BIA, U-Visa briefs and pre-hearing statements for cancellation of removal.  In addition, Shah researched eligibility of permanent residency of clients in light of three-year, ten-year and permanent bar.

She earned her juris doctor in 2011 from DePaul University College of Law, where she received a certificate in International and Comparative Law.