Natalia Gove

Natalia assists clients in the area of federal immigration law. In this role, she provides legal advice to corporate and individual clients who are in the process of securing temporary employment authorization for foreign nationals, U.S. permanent residency (“green card” status) and U.S. citizenship. She represents clients throughout the U.S. in filings with the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the Department of State's embassies and consular posts abroad.

Born and raised in Russia, Natalia worked as a high school teacher of English and French before emigrating to the U.S. After graduating from the University of Central Florida, where she majored in legal studies, Natalia became a certified court interpreter. She has interpreted for the President of a former USSR republic, the inventor of the AK 47 assault rifle, and the former Florida Attorney General, among others. During her last year of law school, Natalia completed a judicial clerkship with the Department of Justice at the Orlando Immigration Court.

Recognition

  • Judicial Intern, United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Orlando Immigration Court, Florida
  • Best Oralist Award, 1st Inter-American Sustainable Development Moot Court, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • Florida A&M Law Review
  • Book Awards in Legal Methods, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Property, Sales, Wills, Trusts and Estates, Employment Discrimination, Florida Bar Law and Skills
  • Dean's List - 2008-2012
  • Research Assistance to Professor Randall S. Abate, Article “NEPA, National Security, and Ocean Noise: The Past, Present, and Future of Regulating the Impact of Navy Sonar on Marine Mammals” published in the Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy, Fall 2010

Professional Certifications, Memberships and Activities

  • Registered to practice before the Executive Office for Immigration Review
  • American Immigration Lawyers' Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • American Bar Association

Appointments and Elected Positions

  • OCBA Immigration and International Law Committee
  • OCBA Law Week Committee; Co-Chair of Naturalization Ceremony