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Andrea Petkovic
March 6, 2023
Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP, attorney Jordan Butler obtains O-1b Visa Approval for Andrea Petkovic

Jordan Butler, a partner in the Las Vegas office at Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, recently obtained an O-1B Visa on behalf of Andrea Petkovic, a former WTA Top 10 tennis player from Germany who has embarked on a successful second career as a versatile multimedia journalist and television presenter, in order to work as a live studio analyst for Tennis Channel at the company’s headquarters in Santa Monica, California.

The O-1B Visa classification applies to individuals in the motion picture and television industry who have demonstrated extraordinary achievement to the extent that they are recognized as prominent and leading in the industry.

Drawing on the strength of Ms. Petkovic’s dynamic résumé, which includes awards in television, as host of a popular German sports news show; and, recognition among the Best American Sports Writing as a contributor to Racquet Magazine, Mr. Butler was able to establish that Ms. Petkovic had performed in critical roles for distinguished organizations, achieved international recognition for her achievements, and possessed a record of critically acclaimed success in the field.

“It was a pleasure to work with Andrea and Tennis Channel on this interesting and challenging visa application. Andrea is a uniquely-gifted talent whose success in media is all the more remarkable considering her illustrious tennis career,” said Mr. Butler.

Ms. Petkovic, affectionately known as “Petko” amongst tennis fans, was thrilled with the result: “I am so glad the visa worked out and I am able to pursue this opportunity with Tennis Channel in the United States. Jordan was a tremendous help in this process, always available and worked tirelessly to make this time-sensitive matter happen for me. I am very grateful for all his work!”

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