Seyfarth Shaw has an exciting opportunity for a business immigration attorney for its WDC office. As an immigration attorney in our dynamic and diverse, 160 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, with a particular focus in financial services. We operate in a technologically-advanced and high-volume environment, and seek self-motivated, bright and composed attorneys to be part of our team.
A successful candidate should have the knowledge, skills and abilities to:
legally evaluate eligibility of corporate foreign national employees for nonimmigrant and immigrant benefits,
draft, review and/or revise H-1B, L-1, and TN 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, 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.
2-3 years of business immigration-specific experience (we are willing to consider a combination of attorney and paralegal experience).
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.
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.