Virginia, US

Marcela is a Country Manager for Godoy Córdoba Abogados, S.A.S. (Fragomen’s affiliate in Colombia). She assists a range of clients, including domestic Colombian firms as well as large multinational corporations. Marcela provides guidance on immigration services, global mobility, and labor and employment expatriate matters.

Prior to working with Fragomen, Marcela gained extensive experience in immigration law with a variety of Colombia-based law firms. She also spent time in the Labor and Employment Department of a U.S. firm, based in their Denver office.

Marcela speaks Spanish and English.


Pontificia Universidad Javeriana | Labor Law Course, 2016
University of Dundee | Master of Law, 2013
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana | Law Degree, 2010

Advised numerous multinational companies on the migration options for their foreign personnel entering Colombia.

Represented clients during administrative proceedings before the immigration authorities.

Worked with clients to prepare them for government audits on labor procedures.

Conducted extensive client training on labor, social security and immigration matters.

Publications and Lectures

Co-author, “El abecé de la nueva reforma en el ordenamiento migratorio colombiano (The ABCs of the new reform in Colombian immigration law).” Ámbito Jurídico, 14 Sept. 2017: 16. Print and web. 

Co-author, “Éxodo de venezolanos continúa, visa Mercosur lo facilita.” La República, 14 April 2014. Web.