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Allison D. Gray


Phone: 212.715.9439 Fax: 212.715.8153 New York

Allison D. Gray advises and represents major corporations, in particular those in the advertising, digital marketing, media and public relations industries, in employment-based immigration matters.

Ms. Gray has worked in immigration law for more than 10 years. Among her most notable work, she has represented a university in an investigation of its H-1B Labor Condition Applications conducted by the Department of Labor, won an appeal filed with the Administrative Appeals Office that reversed the denial of an extraordinary ability immigrant petition, and filed numerous successful O-1 petitions and immigrant petitions for advertising creative professionals and strategists of extraordinary ability. She has also successfully transferred managers, executives and specialized knowledge professionals within multinational organizations from foreign offices to the U.S., both temporarily (on L-1 visas) and permanently (by obtaining green cards).

In addition, Ms. Gray has represented pro bono clients, including obtaining asylum for nationals of Chad and Belarus, and obtaining Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for a brother and sister from Honduras.

J.D., cum laude, New York University School of Law, 2005
  • Dean's Scholarship
  • Articles Editor, Annual Survey of American Law
B.A., English and French, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Davidson College, 2000
New York, 2006
    -Legalease’s Legal 500 US (2017)
    -Thomson Reuters’ New York Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2014-2016)
    -Thomson Reuters’ New York Super Lawyers, Top Women Attorneys (2014-2016)
    -Exceptional Pro Bono Legal Service from Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (2008)
    -Member, AILA New York Chapter District Director Liaison Committee, 2007-2008
    -American Immigration Lawyers Association