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  • New York

B.A., summa cum laude, Niagara University

J.D., cum laude, SUNY Buffalo Law School

Chelsea represents multinational corporations in the preparation of temporary work permit petitions in the L-1, H-1B, TN, and O-1 categories. She also assists in the preparation of employment-based permanent residence cases for outstanding researchers and multinational managers and executives. 

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Chelsea was a judicial intern for Hon. Jeremiah J. McCarthy, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York and Hon. Julio M. Fuentes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Additionally, she was an intern at Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo and the office of a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and served as a law clerk at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York.


  • Former publications editor, Buffalo Law Review
  • Former editor, Buffalo Journal of Gender, Law & Social Policy