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Margot L. Watt

Partner, Immigration Practice Leader
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  • New York

Georgetown University, B.S., Summa Cum Laude 

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude

Margot, who has been a member of Hodgson Russ's Immigration Practice for more than 20 years, has functioned as its leader since 2010. Over the years, the Immigration Practice has grown in size and stature, and has been awarded the prestigious National Tier 1 ranking by Best Lawyers/U.S. News and World Report

Margot has extensive experience counseling multinational and other businesses on immigration matters for both nonimmigrant (L-1s, H-1Bs, O-1s, TNs, J-1s and F-1s) and immigrant (PERM, Outstanding Researchers, Multinational Managers & Executives, Persons of Extraordinary Ability) workers. Margot also has experience counseling foreign physicians on J-1 visa waiver applications, including Conrad Waivers as well as H-1Bs, National Interest Waiver petitions, O-1 petitions, and program electronic review management (PERM) labor certification cases.

Margot exclusively practices U.S. law and is admitted to practice in New York. 


  • Former publications editor, Buffalo Law Review

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Blog Posts

Margot contributed to the archived Hodgson Russ Canada/U.S. cross-border blog, Smarter Way to Cross. Her entries can be found on the Publications page.

Presentations & Events

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County