The founder and managing attorney of Challa Law Group, Lakshmi has practiced business immigration law exclusively for over twenty years. For a decade she was appointed immigration Special Counsel for Virginia’s Attorney General’s office. Collaborations with Departments of Commerce and State to attract FDI gave rise to her selection as a U.S. delegation participant for the Global Entrepreneur Summit and SelectUSA. She lends a strong voice on immigration matters and was recently honored locally with that title, presenting on the economic impact of immigration with organizations like the New American Economy. Lauded for her community efforts, her awards include Finalist for NAWBO Community Leader of the Year, YWCA Outstanding Woman in Business, Henrico County Community Leader of the Year, and Influential Women of Virginia by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. The Richmond Bar Association recognized her commitment to helping domestic violence and trafficking victims with the John C. Kenny Pro Bono Award.