Business Immigration Staff Attorney (Boston or Atlanta)
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
May 2, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
5-7 years experience
Seyfarth Shaw has an exciting opportunity for a business immigration attorney for its Atlanta or Boston office. As an immigration attorney in our dynamic and diverse, 150+ person, Chambers-ranked Business Immigration and Global Mobility Practice, you will be responsible for legal oversight of non-immigrant and immigrant visas for Fortune 500 corporations, and major academic and medical institutions. We operate in a technologically-advanced and high-volume environment, and are always seeking self-motivated, smart and composed attorneys to be part of our team.
Seyfarth is an international law firm with more than 900 attorneys. We provide comprehensive training for our associates through our mentoring programs, CLE initiatives, Seyfarth University, industry credentialing, and hands-on learning by working side-by-side with our partners. We invest in our associates to advance in their careers by providing opportunities for substantive client contact as well as significant involvement in case strategy and management. Seyfarth builds leading professionals by supporting speaking engagements and publishing opportunities.
Seyfarth is proud to be an influential leader in diversity. The firm has been recognized for nine consecutive years in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. We have been named one of the “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother seven years in a row, and we have been honored with the prestigious Thomas L. Sager Award for Diversity by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We also partnered with Diversity Lab to formally pilot the Mansfield Rule, which is designed to ensure that woman and minorities throughout the legal industry receive adequate consideration for leadership roles, equity partner promotions and lateral positions. At Seyfarth, we value diversity and provide equal opportunities to all qualified applicants.
We invite you to discover why Seyfarth is recognized worldwide for its innovation. Come experience the Seyfarth difference.
Note To Agencies and Applicants: At this time, Seyfarth Shaw LLP will not be accepting applications submitted through search firms for this position. All qualified candidates must submit their own applications to be considered for this position.
Required Skills & Abilities:
A successful candidate should have the knowledge, skills and abilities to:
legally evaluate eligibility of corporate foreign national employees for traditional business visa classifications -- Hs, Ls, Es, TNs, B-1s, I-140s and I-485s.
manage multiple portfolios of PERM cases from a programmatic level,
draft, review and/or revise O-1 petitions, Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher cases, complex DOL 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 paralegals in preparing packages, and
effectively manage complex projects under tight deadlines.
Those who are successful in our environment are able to:
multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment,
communicate effectively in writing and verbally, as appropriate for the needs of the audience (clients, governmental agencies, internal and external resources),
use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, and approaches to problems,
contribute to a positive work environment, and
demonstrate strong time management and organizational skills.
Educational and Experience Requirements:
A successful candidate will possess a J.D., and is admitted and in active status in a State Bar Association, preferably in the resident state.
3-7 years of business immigration-specific experience.
Exposure to Lean Process Improvement Methodologies -- preferred
About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides thoughtful, strategic, practical legal counsel to client companies and legal teams of all sizes. With more than 850 attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Melbourne and Sydney, we offer a national platform and an international gateway to serve your changing business and legal needs in litigation, employment, corporate, real estate and employee benefits.