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Victoria M. Garcia
Victoria M. Garcia
Managing Partner, San Antonio
Victoria M. Garcia

Victoria M. Garcia

Managing Partner, San Antonio

About Victoria

Focusing on immigration, labor and employment law, Victoria Garcia represents U.S. and international companies in all aspects of labor and employment, and immigration. She also serves as the managing partner of Bracewell's San Antonio office.

Victoria provides clients with comprehensive legal guidance regarding business immigration matters, including (i) obtaining non-immigrant and immigrant visas for foreign employees, (ii) responding to inquiries and audits from the Department of Homeland Security, and (iii) complying with U.S. immigration laws in the hiring, retention and management of domestic workforces. Victoria also represents clients in a wide range of labor and employment matters, including employment discrimination litigation, administrative proceedings, labor/management relations, and the formulation of policies and procedures relating to every aspect of the employment relationship.

Additionally, Victoria provides clients with advice and counsel on international employment issues, including the application of United States legislation abroad, the transfer, assignment and separation of employees on foreign assignment, the transfer of employees between subsidiaries and related entities, and on conflicts between U.S. and foreign legislation.

She's able to see the big picture as well as the required minutiae of the complicated rules and regulations.
Chambers USA, 2017

Credentials

Education

The University of Texas School of Law,
J.D.
1989
The University of Texas at Austin,
M. Public Affairs
1989
Georgetown University,
B.S., Foreign Service
1985
magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

Texas

Languages

Spanish

Certifications

Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Affiliations

Free Trade Alliance San Antonio
Board, 1994 - 2017; Executive Committee, 1994 - 2017; Counsel, 2010 - 2017, 2002 - 2007; Board Chair, 2009; Board Chair Elect, 2008; Secretary, 1999, 1995; Finance Committee, Vice-Chair, 1998 - 1998; Operations Committee Chair, 1996 - 1997
Port San Antonio
Board of Directors, 2009 - 2018; Board Chair, 2017-2018; Committee Vice-Chair, 2013 - 2016; Vice-Chair, 2016, 2013; Secretary/Treasurer, 2012
Texas Public Radio
Board of Directors, 2015 - 2017
United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County
Board of Trustees, 2012 - 2017
Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
Board Development Committee, 2012 - 2017
Western District of Texas Admissions and Disciplinary Committee
State Bar of Texas
Professional Ethics Committee, 1995 - 2004
American Bar Association
International Labor and Employment Law Section
San Antonio Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association
China Advisory Subcommittee to the City of San Antonio
Member, 2011 - 2012
Global Strategy Advisory Committee to the City of San Antonio
Member, 2012 - 2014

News

News

Hispanic chamber honors eight women

October 16, 2013
San Antonio Express-News - Online

Texas immigration-law attorneys play on a global landscape

July 11, 2012
Houston Business Journal - Online

Port SA adds director, names new officers

February 15, 2012
San Antonio Express-News Online

Port S.A. board gains new member

February 10, 2012
San Antonio Express-News Online

Briefcase

April 28, 2010
San Antonio Express-News

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Chambers USA
Texas Immigration, 2010 - 2017
The Legal 500 United States
Immigration, 2016 - 2017
Woodward/White, Inc.
Best Lawyers
Employment Law - Management, 2018; Immigration Law, 2018
American City Business Journals
San Antonio Business Journal
Outstanding Lawyer Award, 2011; Corporate Executive Leadership Award, 2010
San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Norma Martinez Lozano
Leadership Award, 2013
Scene Monthly LLC
Scene in SA
San Antonio's Best Lawyers, Labor & Employment Law, 2004; San Antonio's Best Lawyers, Labor & Employment Law, 2009; San Antonio's Best Lawyers, Labor & Employment Law, 2012 - 2016; San Antonio’s Best Lawyers, Immigration, 2015 - 2016
The University of Texas at Austin
Review of Litigation
Editor
Internet Brands, Inc.
Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Rating