Immigration and Global Migration

Representative Experience

  • Provide employment-based counsel related to temporary visas (i.e., H-1Bs, Ls, TN, Os) and labor certifications (i.e., PERM) for immigrant petitions.
  • Represent U.S.-based employers in government audits and investigations related to Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance and the hiring of a legal workforce.
  • Represented NIIT in connection with global immigration requirements, including visa and work permit processing; managing the immigration consequences of mergers,acquisitions and compliance.
  • Provided counsel and strategic advice to non-profit organization representing graduate business and management programs on international student visa issues before the U.S. Congress and Department of Homeland Security.
  • Updated client’s hiring policies and procedures with respect to their compliance with immigration law requirements, including participation in the electronic employment eligibility verification program, E-Verify, and use of the Employment Eligibility Verification form (form I-9). Also advised them on Employment Eligibility Verification (form I-9) compliance with respect to their acquisition of a competitor.
  • Served as immigration counsel to public housing authority advising them on their compliance with E-Verify and form I-9 compliance.  Completed an internal audit of their Employment Eligibility Verification forms (form I-9) and provide counsel on hiring and anti-discrimination issues related to their workforce.
  • Represented human resources manager at Georgia poultry company in an investigation into the company’s alleged hiring of hundreds of workers without proper documentation. Client was not charged.
  • Represented the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, Inc. in connection with global immigration matters, processing thousands of visas in the areas of broadcasting, IT, culture and the arts, and athletics.
  • Represented NIIT, an India-based technology company, in connection with global immigration requirements, including visa and work processing.
  • Processed several visas in categories of B, H, L, E and O as well as labor certification and green card petitions in employment based categories.
  • Prepared several Responses to Requests for Evidence from the USCIS on nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions, resulting in the final approval of those petitions.