As the economy becomes increasingly globalized and businesses integrated more closely than ever before, the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act has become a full-scale employment law affecting virtually every company doing business in the U.S., both foreign and domestic. Our Immigration & Nationality Group provides guidance on the full range of issues affecting international businesses, including corporate immigration policies, unlawful immigration practices, compliance with record keeping and immigration anti-discrimination provisions.
On the compliance side, we assist clients with internal audits and the immigration implications of merger and acquisition transactions. Much of our work involves obtaining appropriate non-immigrant or immigrant visas to enable corporations to hire or transfer executives, managers, persons with specialized knowledge or other key personnel temporarily or permanently to the U.S.
This work has led our deep bench of experienced practitioners to be commended by Chambers USA for their “understanding of the law combined with the business needs of the client” and for being “among the best in terms of sheer intelligence.”
Areas of Focus
Corporate Immigration Policy
Immigration Anti-Discrimination Compliance
National Interest Waivers
Record Keeping Compliance - I-9’s and E-Verify
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in drafting comments on its proposed regulation for contractors with the U.S. government and requirements for new online verification systems and litigating on behalf of the Chamber against the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security as to the legality of that regulation
Swatch Group, a leading Swiss watchmaker, on an assortment of visa matters, particularly with regard to the transferring of watch-making specialists between the U.S. and Switzerland
Coach, Inc. as U.S. immigration counsel, finding visa solutions for a full and diverse spectrum of matters in a highly competitive, talent driven industry
Duane Reade in obtaining appropriate visa classification for a senior executive officer under extreme time pressure while carefully coordinating with SEC requirements
QCE – LLC (Quiznos), a fast food franchise that is the second-largest submarine sandwich shop in North America, in ongoing senior staff transfers and hires, particularly cross-border between Canada and the U.S., as well as in obtaining appropriate visas for the new CEO and his family
Cognizant Technology Solutions, an information technology services and consulting company, in a major initiative to file a high volume of applications to qualify employees for permanent residence in the U.S. with the Department of Labor
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