*Currently licensed in the District of Columbia only. Practice limited to federal immigration law.
A California native, Honey Blakeman is an associate in the Austin office of Ogletree Deakins, focusing on employment-based immigration. Her experience includes collaboration with large multinational technology, financial, e-commerce, travel technology, and consulting companies as well as small businesses and individuals. She has experience working on a wide range of nonimmigrant visa petitions, including H-1B, TN, L-1, O-1, EB1, and E-3 visa categories. She also has experience working on immigrant visa matters, such as PERM Labor Certifications, I-130, I-140, and Adjustment of Status processes.
Honey graduated with Honors from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in Political Science, specializing in International Relations. Before applying to law school, she spent two years volunteering at a school in Mumbai, established by a non-profit organization to provide children and their family living on the streets and slums with access to education, nutrition and medical treatment. There, she taught classes and managed both day-to-day activities as well larger annuals events, such as the student trip to see the Taj Mahal, the winter student revue for parents, and Sports’ Day.
She returned to earn her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School. While there, she participated in the GW Law Immigration Clinic, where she represented clients in humanitarian immigration law matters, including removal proceedings, affirmative and defensive asylum, work authorization applications, and Adjust of Status filings. As part of the Clinic experience, she also engage in community legal education and drafted comments on proposed federal regulations in immigration matters, namely the DHS’ attempt to request social media presence questions on USCIS forms.