Boulder-based firm Caplan & Earnest announced that Marcela “Marcy” Stras has joined the firm’s immigration practice group and will start a new international trade practice.
Stras has more than 25 years of experience as a port of entry lawyer counseling clients on business immigration, customs, export licensing, anti-boycott compliance, trade sanctions and other trade issues.
“Marcy’s experience and knowledge of immigration and international trade is unparalleled,” said Caplan & Earnest managing partner Jim Branum.
Stras previously worked in Washington, D.C., representing U.S. and foreign clients before federal agencies including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. International Trade Commission. She has appeared before the Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and she has served as a lawyer for the USITC and the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Stras was a founding member of Women in International Trade and was on its board of directors. She is currently the programs officer for the American Bar Association’s International Law Section, serves on the Colorado State Board of the Humane Society of the United States, and is an adjunct at the University of Colorado Law School.