Founder & Managing Partner
LawQuest (Mumbai) & The Law Office of Poorvi Chothani, PLLC (Florida)
- LLM, University of Pennsylvania Law School
- Attorney, New York State Bar
- Solicitor, England and Wales
- Advocate, Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa
Awards and Accolades
- Listed as one of the Top 100 Powerful Women in Law
- Listed each year, amongst the world’s leading immigration private practice lawyers in “Who’s Who Legal,” which recognizes her as a Thought Leader Corporate Immigration.
- LawQuest was the winner of Vahura’s award for ‘Best Law Firm in Work-Life Balance, 2018.’
- Nominated for the prestigious ICICI-CNBCTV18 Emerging India Awards as “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year–SME.”
- Recipient of the “WE-Inspiration” Award presented at the ThinkBig 2017 Event, organized by WEConnect India International Association
- One of the 101 women lawyers from all over the world who wrote about how they set up their own law firms in American Bar Association’s prestigious publication, “The Road to Independence: 101 Women’s Journeys to Starting Their Own Law Firms.”
Poorvi Chothani is the Founder and Managing Partner of LawQuest, an immigration and employment law firm in Mumbai, India. She is also the Managing Partner of The Law Office of Poorvi Chothani, PLLC, Florida.
Poorvi is a seasoned veteran who advises companies through every major immigration policy change and spearheads LawQuest’s leading global immigration practice, which addresses U.S. and global immigration compliance, HR functions and mobility services. LawQuest offers its services to multinational clients in a variety of sectors, including financial services, consulting, IT, defense, consumer goods, telecommunications and multimedia, a comprehensive compliance and management program in connection with their mobile workforce.
Poorvi, who is described as “the best of the best in India” by peers, regularly speaks and writes about immigration issues and policies and contributes to major news agencies and publications and has served as editor to publications at the ABA, AILA and the IBA.
Poorvi’s firm, LawQuest, focuses on issues that are unique to dynamic commercial entities with a global work force. LawQuest invests in the best talent, including attorneys licensed in multiple jurisdictions including the U.S. and England & Wales that gives its clients an edge to keep them ahead of the competition. LawQuest delivers clear and practical solutions through the complex world of U.S. and global immigration regulations.
LawQuest delivers advice at the highest standards through experts who are both legally qualified and have specific expertise with government regulations.
Poorvi, a founding member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)’s Bangkok District Chapter (BDC) has served on its steering group and committees several times and organized BDC’s unique Annual Conference in Chennai as Conference Chair. She currently serves on AILA’S DOS Liaison Committee and continues to be an active member of the BDC and AILA’s South Florida Chapters. She is a founding member and past Chair of the AILA Global Migration Section (GMS). Poorvi also the holds the position of Vice Chair of the India and Immigration committees at the American Bar Association (ABA) and is Conference Liaison Officer in the Immigration committee at the International Bar Association (IBA).
Poorvi has been the past President of The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce’s Western Region, The American Alumni Association (AAA), Mumbai, the Convener of the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF), Mumbai Chapter and a founding member of the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) India Chapter.
She has contributed several articles in leading publications (print and electronic) on several legal matters. She has also authored extensive chapters on U.S. consular processing for the Consular Handbook published by the ILW and AILA. She has written on a similar topic for Interpreter Releases and is also the author of the India chapter on Consular Processing, published by AILA. Poorvi is often quoted in the Economic Times, Business Standard, Financial Express, Business Today, Money Control, Rediff, MSN, Livemint, Quartz.com, CNBC-TV 18, BOOM Live TV, CNBC Awaaz, Zee Business News and on radio.
She is actively involved in fund raising activities for education related charities and under her leadership, the team at LawQuest renders pro-bono services to several charitable institutes throughout the year. She runs her law firm on the principles of Vedanta following the Theory of Karma. LawQuest encourages women at the workplace by offering them flexibility and insisting on work-life balance and was for a long time an all women law firm, frequently featured in the media.
LawQuest publishes a “Global Mobility Handbook – An Overview for Human Resource Professionals“ which provides an overview of immigration requirements in key jurisdictions to help HR professionals and global mobility personnel stay abreast with the changing regimes globally. Poorvi is the editor of the book and author of three chapters (The U.S., the UK and India).