Nicole Hartnett

Managing Attorney

Nicole is a Managing Attorney with Global Immigration Associates where she provides counsel for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 corporations and their foreign national employees.

Nicole’s practice focuses on obtaining visas and employment-based green cards in all categories, and advising on company immigration policies and best practices. In addition to her employment-based practice, Nicole provides counsel for individuals pursuing visas and green cards through family relationships.

Prior to joining GIA, Nicole gained extensive experience in business immigration with two large corporate law firms in New York City and Raleigh, North Carolina. She also had her own solo immigration law practice in Manhattan for several years.

Nicole enjoys live music and travel. In recent years, she has traveled to Peru, Thailand, Cambodia and Guatemala, and loves learning about different cultures around the world. She is also a dual Irish-American citizen and has spent time living in Ireland to learn more about her roots.


  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.

  • National University of Ireland, Galway, LL.M.

  • Loyola University in Maryland, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Nicole is licensed to practice in New York and North Carolina.


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association