Business Immigration Staff Attorney or Counsel (Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles or Washington, DC)
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Immigration Staff Attorney or Counsel to join our Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles-Downtown, or Washington, DC offices.
Our Chambers-ranked Immigration group presents a powerful combination of legal knowledge and business capabilities, providing best-in-class legal services and portfolio management programs for a wide variety of US and global corporations. Working with clients that employ as many as 8,000 foreign nationals has allowed us to develop a robust infrastructure for large program management. Our Immigration team has more than 180 members located across Atlanta, Boston, Houston, New York, Los Angeles, DC, Hong Kong, and Europe.
Our drive for excellence leads us to seek out better ways to work with our clients and each other. We have been first-to-market on many legal service delivery innovations and we continue to break new ground with our clients every day. This long history of excellence and innovation has created a culture with a sense of purpose and belonging for all. In turn, our culture drives our commitment to the growth of our clients, the diversity of our people, and the resilience of our workforce.
You may be responsible for legal oversight of non-immigrant and immigrant processes for Fortune 500 corporations. We operate in a technologically-advanced and high-volume environment, and seek self-motivated, bright and composed attorneys to be part of our team. The general day-to-day responsibilities may include the following.
Legally evaluate eligibility of corporate foreign national employees for nonimmigrant and immigrant benefits
Draft, review and/or revise H-1B, L-1, and TN and other petitions/applications, PERM Labor Certification audit responses and complex RFEs for filing with the USCIS
Effectively manage client relationships and a team of paralegals for high-volume clients
Explain sophisticated immigration concepts and present strategic solutions for clients
Supervise case handlers in preparing petitions/applications
Effectively manage complex projects under tight deadlines
1 - 8 years of business immigration experience; willing to consider a combination of attorney and paralegal experience
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Navigated complex technology platforms efficiently (ImmSTAR, HotDocs, Excel)
Effective written and verbal communications skills, as appropriate for the needs of the audience (clients, governmental agencies, internal and external resources)
Logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, and approaches to problems
Strong time management and organizational skills
WHAT WE PROVIDE:
We provide competitive salary and benefits at all levels. We provide comprehensive training, CLE initiatives, Seyfarth University, industry credentialing, and hands-on learning by working side-by-side with our partners. We invest in our attorneys to advance in their careers by providing opportunities for substantive client contact as well as significant involvement in case strategy and management.
We are also proud to be an influential leader in inclusion and diversity. The firm has been recognized for our efforts by the Human Rights Campaign, Working Mother magazine, and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We are Mansfield 3.0+ certified, a reflection of our ongoing commitment to advancing candidates from underrepresented groups.
MORE ABOUT SEYFARTH:
With more than 900 lawyers across 17 Offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide. Learn more about The Seyfarth Experience at www.seyfarth.com/careers/.
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