Jaclyn Pettit

Managing Attorney

Jaclyn is a Managing Attorney at Global Immigration Associates where she counsels clients in several industries on employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters, including H-1B, L-1, TN, E and O-1 nonimmigrant petitions and both PERM and EB-1 green card cases.

Jaclyn also provides strategic guidance on DOL compliance matters and the effects of corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and layoffs on foreign national employees.

Prior to joining GIA, Jaclyn worked as a prosecutor with the City of Chicago Department of Law, where she gained extensive administrative law experience.


  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D.

  • The University of Michigan, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Jaclyn is licensed to practice in Illinois.


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

  • Chicago Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Q3 Quarterly Policy Update,” September 2019 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • Presenter, “How Technology Can Help Rapidly Growing Companies Scale Their Immigration Programs,” January 2019 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)

  • Presenter, “10 Solutions to Corporate Immigration Challenges,” November 2018 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)