Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the addition of Kelly D. Cobb as a partner in the Houston office. Kelly focuses on U.S. immigration law, specifically corporate immigration, family-based immigration, and the compliant manning of offshore personnel. She has extensive experience representing companies in the international energy sector as well as technology, entertainment, medical, education, and finance.
“Kelly is one of the most respected immigration attorneys in Houston,” said Christian Triantaphyllis, who leads the Firm’s Business Immigration & Compliance practice. “Having previously practiced alongside Kelly, I am thrilled she is joining our growing immigration team.”
Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Kelly led the Houston office of an international firm focused on immigration.
Kelly advises companies ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations on immigration sponsorship and compliance. She has more than 20 years of experience counseling clients in the development and implementation of strategic immigration policies and advising U.S. and international clients on immigration issues related to corporate restructuring, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and start-ups.
“I am excited to join Jackson Walker because of their focus on solving clients’ challenges in almost every area of business law, including immigration,” Kelly said. “The attorneys in the immigration group are top-notch and I am proud to join them as a colleague.”
Kelly has been recognized by Chambers USA, Legal 500 USA, and Thomson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyers.
Outside of her practice, Kelly is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Texas Women Lawyers, the United Way Women’s Initiative, and is a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
She received her J.D. from South Texas College of Law Houston and her B.A. from Texas State University.
Founded more than 130 years ago, Jackson Walker helps businesses of all sizes navigate the increasingly complex legal landscape. With more than 400 attorneys across seven Texas-based offices, the Firm represents Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, major financial institutions, insurance companies, and a wide range of public companies and private businesses around the globe. The Firm is ranked nationally in 27 practice areas in the U.S. News’ “Best Law Firms” rankings, has 14 Chambers-ranked practices, and has been recognized as a BTI Client Service A-Team since 2014.