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Jennifer Smith

Attorney and foreign affairs professional Jennifer Smith recently joined Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A. as an immigration associate where she focuses on individual, employment-based, and business immigration. She works to assist clients in developing effective strategies for attaining their immigration goals while navigating the complex framework of existing immigration laws and regulations. Jennifer has more than a decade of field experience, both nationally and overseas, in the areas of diplomacy and negotiation, immigration, risk assessment, investigations, and research and analysis.

Jennifer was a U.S. Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State for nearly a decade, where she gained extensive training and experience in diplomacy, foreign affairs, consular interviews and adjudications, and U.S. immigration law. She served overseas tours in Bahrain and Iraq, with experience working on various consular issues, including business immigration, fraud trends, and other issues. Prior to serving at the Department of State, Jennifer was a federal law enforcement officer and brings a nuanced understanding of the federal criminal justice system from her experience having investigated drug trafficking organizations and conducted financial investigations in collaboration with interagency counterparts. Prior to serving in federal government, she worked at technology companies in Silicon Valley and did independent translation work.

Jennifer holds a JD from Santa Clara University School of Law, with a concentration in international business law and intellectual property, and a BA from University of Illinois, having majored in Spanish literature and minored in Korean and German languages. She also has studied at Kook Min University and Yonsei University in Seoul, and Humboldt University in Berlin. She is a member of the bars of Washington DC and New Mexico. She has conducted pro bono work with the DC Bar and volunteers with the USF Office of Veterans Success.

Languages: Jennifer is fluent and literate at the professional level in Spanish, Arabic, and French, and she is proficient and literate in German, Korean, and Italian.

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