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Elaine Wood

Chief Legal Officer

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With an unmatched wealth of knowledge in human rights and international law, Attorney Elaine Wood stands as a beacon of expertise and innovation. Her educational journey has taken her through prestigious institutions, including UCLA Law (LLM), UMiami Law (JD), UIllinois (PhD), Bucknell (MA), and Susquehanna (BA), shaping her into the legal luminary she is today.

As the illustrious Chief Legal Officer of HAYMAN-WOODWARD, a powerhouse with presence in the United States, United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates, Attorney Wood champions a mission of excellence in employment-based immigration for individuals across the globe.

Her remarkable journey led her from the corridors of power in Washington DC, where she served as a law clerk at the Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, to founding the Hadaya Immigration Group, an embodiment of her commitment to public interest, solely dedicated to affirmative asylum petitions. Prior to her current role, she held the reins as a Professor of Gender Studies, making waves in academia as an affiliate of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Gender at Bucknell University.

Elaine Wood’s intellectual prowess has been immortalized in her influential books, including “Gender Justice and the Law” (Rowman and Littlefield, 2020, paperback reprint 2022) and “Female Sexuality in Modernist Fiction” (Routledge, 2021). These works illuminate her rigorous exploration of gender-based violence and her relentless advocacy for human rights. Her insights, ranging from gender parity to the intricacies of asylum law and gender bias, have found their home in policy journals, literary treasures, and distinguished publications like Voices of Promise and AILA Law Journal. Her insights on foreign nationals’ work eligibility and authorization in the US grace the pages of esteemed magazines like Inc.

While her focus has gracefully shifted to international business and cross-border transactions tailored for wealth management, Attorney Wood remains an invaluable resource, working hand in hand with Chief Executive Officer Leonardo Freitas to pave the way for individuals from diverse backgrounds to access global immigration opportunities. Their joint efforts have garnered widespread recognition on major media platforms, including CBS, FOX, NBC, and Scripps.

Not only a legal luminary, Elaine Wood also weaves her artistry into the realm of poetry, contributing her prose to The Bucknell Afterword and Fire and Ice Literary Magazine, enriching both the legal and creative spheres.

*Authorized to practice immigration and naturalization law in all 50 states and US territories.

Attorney Elaine Wood stands tall as an embodiment of legal prowess and compassion, a driving force at HAYMAN-WOODWARD, ensuring that global immigration is not just a process, but a gateway to a world of opportunities.

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