Natalie Zakarzecka

Managing Attorney

Natalie is a Managing Attorney at Global Immigration Associates. Her practice focuses on employment based nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, including H-1B, L-1, E-3 and TN nonimmigrant visas and EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 immigrant visas. Natalie works with clients in several industries, including computer and software, finance, engineering, farming and biotechnology.

Prior to joining GIA, Natalie practiced at boutique firm in Chicago where her focus was specifically employment-based immigration matters in the healthcare sector. During her time there, she assisted physicians and nurses with obtaining J-1 waivers, H-1B visas and EB-2 and EB-3 immigrant visas.

During law school, Natalie volunteered at the Chicago Kent College of Law Immigration Clinic where assisted on active family-based immigration cases.

When she isn’t in the office, Natalie enjoys spending time with family and friends and taking care of foster cats.


  • IIT Chicago Kent College of Law, J.D.

  • Saint Xavier University, B.A., summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Natalie is licensed to practice in Illinois.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Startup Wars: The Fight to Attract Top Foreign Talent,” May 2019 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)

  • Presenter, “H-1B Cap Prep Series Part 2: 6 Ingredients for Your Best H 1B Cap Petition,” November 2018 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)