Magdale Labbe Henke specializes in U.S. immigration law and global mobility issues.
She regularly advises large multinational corporations on complex immigration and
consular processing issues relating to employee transfers, business and investor
visas, and employment-based permanent residence applications.
Mrs. Henke is actively involved with the American Immigration Lawyers Association
(AILA), the pre-eminent national association of immigration attorneys and law professors:
she serves on the Consular Liaison Committee of AILA’s international chapter and
is a member of AILA’s newly-founded Global Migration Action Group. She is also a
contributing author to the 2009-2010 edition of AILA’s Visa Processing Guide & Consular
Posts Handbook and to The Consular Posts Book, published by ILW, the leading immigration
Mrs. Henke is admitted in New York, New Jersey and as a Solicitor in England and
Wales. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, where she served in
the House of Delegates; the American Bar Association’s International Law Section;
and the International Bar Association.
In addition to her law degree, which she earned summa cum laude as a part-time student
while working full-time, Mrs. Henke holds a Master of International Affairs degree
from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a B.A.,
cum laude, in German (High Honors) and Linguistics. She was also selected as a Presidential
Prior to joining Exeter, Mrs. Henke worked at a leading German law firm in Stuttgart,
and at Proskauer Rose LLP in the Labor & Employment and Immigration & Nationality
Law groups. Additionally, Mrs. Henke has worked in the sports and media fields;
she has worked for the National Hockey League on collective bargaining agreement,
arbitration and player contract issues and for CBS Sports in production covering
the 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway.