BOULDER, CO. (June 26, 2018) – Boulder, Colo.-based Caplan & Earnest LLC announced today 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, dumping and countervailing duties, and other trade issues.

“Marcy’s experience and knowledge of immigration and international trade is unparalleled,” said Jim Branum, managing partner at Caplan & Earnest.

Stras has spent the past 25 years working in Washington, DC, representing U.S. and foreign client before the federal agencies including USCIS, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Department of Treasury, and the Department of State. She has appeared before the Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Stras served as a lawyer for the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce, and has received awards from the International Law Section of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, and Women in International Trade (WIIT). She was a founding member of WIIT and on the board of directors. She is currently the programs officer for the ABA’s International Law Section, on the Colorado State Board of the Humane Society of the United States, and an adjunct at the University of Colorado School of Law.

Before joining Caplan & Earnest, Stras was a partner with the law firm of Cozen O’Connor.

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