Rita Chowdhury is the Principal of Integrate Legal, a boutique corporate immigration law firm. Rita is admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wollongong. Rita is also a Notary Public.
Rita has over 18 years’ experience having led immigration practices at a large international commercial law firm, a ‘big four’ accounting firm, and an international private client law firm.
Since establishing her own boutique corporate immigration practice, Rita has become a sought after and highly regarded Australian immigration advisor with clients ranging the full spectrum of entrepreneurs and small businesses, through to large multinational corporations.
Rita is recognised for her ability to understand her clients' business needs and aspirations and provide commercial solutions and strategic advice. She is globally regarded for her responsiveness, high quality client service and technical knowledge.
Rita was awarded the inaugural Lawyers Weekly 2016 Partner of the Year Award for Migration. Rita has been recognised by Who’s Who Legal in both global immigration lawyer and Australian lawyer categories.
Rita has held the position of Deputy Chair of the Law Council of Australia’s Migration Law Committee, and is a Fellow of the Migration Institute of Australia (“MIA”). In addition, she has been awarded status of Accredited Educator by the MIA.
Rita is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) Immigration and Nationality Committee and was one of the few Australian immigration lawyers invited to present at the IBA’s 2017 Annual Conference in Sydney.
Rita is an executive committee member of ‘Zoofari’ which is part of the Taronga Foundation. Through her firm, she provides pro bono services to Not for Profit organisations dedicated to wildlife and environmental conservation and sustainability, including the Sydney Institute of Marine Sciences and Taronga Zoo.
Rita has been published by leading legal publishing houses including Lexis Nexis, Thompson Reuters and CCH. Rita is regularly invited to present at conferences and seminars, and provides training in Immigration law including at University of New South Wales and Australian National University.