Sara E. Herbek

Managing Partner
312-722-6300

As Managing Partner at Global Immigration Associates, Sara is responsible for all legal service delivery at the firm. She and the firm’s robust team of attorneys and paralegals represent multinational corporations in a wide range of industries.

Sara’s practice also involves providing strategic immigration advice regarding the movement of professionals throughout the world, including temporary and permanent work visas. She and her team work with clients to establish corporate immigration policies and procedures and provide training and supplemental education through webinars and presentations to human resources and talent acquisition teams to ensure immigration policies are applied consistently.

Additionally, she and her team advise clients during mergers and acquisitions to effectively and efficiently manage these transitions for the organization and its foreign national employees.

Outside of work, Sara enjoys playing with her puppy Poppy, doing pilates, walking, reading and hanging out with friends and family.

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D.
  • Northwestern University, B.A., with honors

Bar Admissions

  • Sara is licensed to practice in Illinois.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh and Ninth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Memberships

  • The Worldwide Association of Female Professionals
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Covid-19 Session 2: Effects of Covid-19 on our Employers/Corporate Clients,” AILA South Florida Chapter Event, November 2020
  • Presenter, “Reevaluating Your Immigration Budget During COVID-19,” September 2020 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • Presenter, “An Overview of The O-1 Visa For Extraordinary Ability or Achievement,” July 2020 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • Presenter, “Mid-Year State of Immigration,” June 2020 (Chicago SHRM)
  • Presenter, “Some Good News: Global Mobility Edition,” June 2020 (GMS/SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • Presenter, “Q1 Policy Update,” April 2020 (SHRM National Webinar)
  • Presenter, “Higher Education: The Opportunities and Nuances of The University Talent Pipeline,” March 2020 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • Presenter, “Q1 Policy Update,” March 2020 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • Presenter, “Coronavirus: Implications for Employers to Consider,” March 2020 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • Presenter, “The Ultimate Guide H-1B Alternatives,” March 2020 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • Presenter, “The ABCs of Immigration: The HR Guide to U.S. Visas and Green Cards,” February 2020 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • Presenter, “H-1B Cap Prep: Final Checklist for FY 2021 Cap Season,” February 2020 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • Panelist, “Employment Based Standards Of Proof,” Employment and Litigation Conference, AILA GA-AL Chapter, January 2020
  • Presenter, “State of U.S. Immigration: 2019 in Review and What to Expect in 2020,” December 2019 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • Presenter, “Maintaining Your Company’s Immigration Policy During Times of Political Uncertainty,” July 2019 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • Presenter, “Insights Into The O-1 Visa,” June 2019 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • Presenter, Global Talent Symposium: “The Changing Landscape of U.S. Immigration in 2019,” May 2019 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • Presenter, “Immigration By The Numbers: RFE National Trends and What They Mean For Employers,” April 2019 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • Presenter, “Three Things to Triple Check Before Submitting Your H-1B Visa Petition,” March 2019 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • Presenter, “Policy Update: H-1B Premium Processing and New Rules,” February 2019 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • Presenter, “The Changing Landscape of Immigration in 2019,” January 2019 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • Presenter, “Budgeting For Immigration in the New Year: Forecasting and Reporting,” January 2019 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • Presenter, “State of Immigration: What to Expect in 2019,” December 2018 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)