Reporting to an Income Partner or Equity Partner, the Senior Associate will be accountable for managing clients and complex immigration cases. Senior Associates may supervise one or more attorneys and/or four or more Paralegals.
Represent clients in business immigration law matters.
Manage complex and difficult cases.
Represent BAL at client sites at presentations or meetings.
Maintain high-level of communication with all clients.
Oversee and manage a team of Attorneys and/or Paralegals in case preparation and submission, including assigning and prioritizing case work and projects, training of Associate Attorneys, Immigration Assistants, and Paralegals, and ensuring accuracy of all work.
Liaise with other attorneys in the firm and share information regarding business immigration law.
Provide input in attorney related policies and procedures.
Oversee and take lead in law practice projects.
Provide partnership assistance in addressing any perceived needs of the practice.
Provide input to partnership on hiring and performance reviews for associates and Paralegals.
Take leadership role in establishing and maintaining quality and consistency of legal work throughout the firm.
5+ years of experience practicing high volume business immigration law is required.
Experience managing a team of Paralegals and/or Legal Assistants is required.
Skills and Abilities:
Must have excellent English writing and oral communication skills, secondary languages are a plus.
Proficient computer skills required.
Minimum Education Level:
J.D. degree and must have passed a state bar examination.
Internal Number: 2018-2250
About Berry, Appleman & Leiden
Berry Appleman & Leiden (BAL) is widely respected for resolving the most challenging corporate immigration cases, regardless of volume or complexity. We serve clients across a broad spectrum of global industries, from science and technology, to manufacturing and engineering, to energy and financial services, to sports and entertainment.
BAL's dedicated professionals share core values that support our mission to be the world’s most trusted resource for corporate immigration services. These values enable us to deftly navigate every step of the immigration process and rapidly resolve even the most complex cases. Our collegial environment is one that we cherish and work to maintain. We look for bright talent to deepen our experience and deliver the type of service our clients have come to expect.