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The Washington, DC office is currently seeking an attorney with 1-3 years of business immigration visa experience (employment eligibility a plus) with exceptional writing skills to provide support to our compliance legal team.
Seyfarth provides top-tier compliance and enforcement services to employers of all sizes. Our knowledgeable team guides businesses seeking to proactively align their workforce strategies to comply with the changing regulations in documenting their employees appropriately, as well as those reacting to enforcement and compliance activities by multiple federal government agencies.
Our practice encompasses the entire range of immigration compliance including I-9 audits/assessments, electronic I-9 diligence, worksite visits, worksite enforcement actions or other types of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcement actions, Department of Justice (DOJ) Immigrant and Employee Right (IER) Section anti-discrimination reviews/investigations and litigation, government contract debarment actions, Labor Department employment-related immigration charges, US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), Fraud Detection and National Security site visits (FDNS) and E-Verify monitoring and compliance review, as well as criminal prosecutions.
As an immigration attorney in our dynamic and diverse, Immigration Compliance & Enforcement Practice, you will be responsible for supporting our compliance and enforcement practice on day-to-day needs for Fortune 500 corporations.
A successful candidate should have the knowledge, skills and abilities to:
Conduct the legal research and due diligence to support our Compliance practice during compliance reviews
Draft legal compliance updates and blog entries, assist with marketing and client facing events
Draft legal briefs, memoranda and responses to government agencies
Coordinate and monitor I-9 and E-Verify compliance programs alongside senior attorneys; review electronic I-9 vendor and systems for compliance with appropriate regulations
Conduct I-9 audits and assist during site visits, work on immigration related anti- discrimination, Department of Labor H-1B and employer sanctions investigations
Engage in document preparation including draft Standard Operating Procedures and training materials based on Form I-9 and E-Verify eligibility regulations
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/.
Seyfarth Shaw is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.
To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Seyfarth Shaw maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster through the following link: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
Seyfarth is an EO Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
**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.
This position is based in Washington, DC 20004.
About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
With nearly 900 lawyers across 17 offices, globally, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide.
Our high-caliber legal representation and advanced delivery capabilities allow us to take on our clients’ unique challenges and opportunities - no matter the scale or complexity. Whether navigating complex litigation, negotiating transformational deals, or advising on cross-border projects, our attorneys achieve exceptional legal outcomes. 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.
At Seyfarth, we have long held a set of core values that drive the strategy and growth of the firm: excellence, client service, innovation, teamwork, inclusion, and commitment. We live ...these values every day through the work we do in our communities and within the firm to make this an excellent place to work.
Pro Bono & Philanthropy. We believe that leadership means taking the initiative to help our fellow citizens. As the firm has grown, our opportunities to give back to our communities have also increased.
Inclusion & Diversity. We have always taken a strategic approach to strengthening the diversity of our workforce. We do so for two simple yet powerful reasons: our business benefits from it, and our clients demand it.
Seyfarth Life. One of the original signatories of the American Bar Association’s Well-Being Pledge, we are a leading voice in the effort to improve the emotional health and well-being of legal professionals. Through Seyfarth Life, we deliver programs that enhance the productivity and drive resilience among our people.