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Erica L. Chiodo


As a member of the Immigration Practice, Erica works with multinational corporations in the preparation of nonimmigrant petitions in the H-1B, E-1/E-2, L-1, O-1, and TN categories. She also prepares employment-based preference petitions for outstanding researchers, individuals of extraordinary ability, multinational managers and executives, and for cases requiring PERM Labor Certification.

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Erica worked as an associate at a Buffalo-based immigration law firm.  Additionally, she was a legal intern at Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) and the New York State Attorney General’s Office in Buffalo.



Michigan State University, B.A., with honors

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D.


  • New York

Bar Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York 


Former Executive Editor, Buffalo Human Rights Law Review

Professor Virginia Leary Award (Commencement Day Award)

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New York State Bar Association

Women's Bar Association of the State of New York 

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA Upstate New York Chapter)

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