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Immigration Minute

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
    ,
    J.D.
    ,
    1985
  • Hofstra University
    ,
    B.A.
    ,
    1982

Mitch Wexler

Mitch oversees the day to day operations of the firm’s Irvine and Los Angeles, California offices. His practice is quite diverse in that it is comprised of individual, start up, mid size, and large multi national companies. Mitch’s clients are equally diverse across industry sectors including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, technology, construction, entertainment and more. Mitch is a member of the firm’s national Executive Committee. He also teaches an annual module on business immigration law at the University of California Irvine Law School. As part of this annual module in 2014, Mitch delivered a lecture specifically on the topic of EB-5 visas.

Representative Experience

Manage teams overseeing corporate clients’ immigration programs.

Counsel clients on immigration-related due diligence in connection with corporate restructurings and M&A transactions.

Advise management and employees on the immigration consequences of personnel actions including reductions in force, hiring freezes, mandatory leaves of absence, etc.

Draft and review customized immigration policies as part of a broader mobility program.

Assist families, individuals and investors (EB-5) in their US immigration needs.

Professional Accomplishments

Memberships

Long time member of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Southern California Chapter Chair 1999/2000

Current Business Immigration Advocacy Chair, AILA Sothern California

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Section

Orange County Bar Association, Immigration section, current Treasurer

Riverside County Bar Association

San Bernardino Bar Association

TechAmerica (formerly American Electronics Association), Orange County Council Board member and Chair of its International Committee

BABC (British American Business Council), Board member of Orange County Council

Publications and Lectures

Published over 200 articles on various topics of US immigration

Annual editor of immigration chapter of the State Bar of California’s CEB “Advising California Employers and Employees” treatise

Co-Author, "Pleas and Consequences." Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, November 2014: 18-22. Print.

Article in OCBA “Lawyer” magazine, “Immigration Law for the Non Immigration Lawyer"

Featured Speaker: OCBA Immigration Law Section- various times discussing various PERM related topics

Wrote chapter on appeals in the 2008-2009 edition of ILW’s popular book, “The PERM Book”

Discussion Leader/Presenter for AILA national audio seminar on “experience with the same employer” concerning PERM applications

Discussion Leader/Presenter for AILA webinar on layoffs in the context of PERM applications

Panelist: LACBA (Los Angeles County Bar Association) various PERM and labor certification training programs

Discussion Leader/Presenter for ILW (Immigration Law Weekly) 3 part seminar series on PERM labor certifications for immigration attorneys, 2006

Featured Speaker: OCBA Orange County Bar Association-Employment Law Section: “Immigration Law for the Non Immigration Lawyer

AILA: Spoke at several national conferences on various topics of employment based immigration

AILA Southern California Chapter: regular speaker on various topics of employment based immigration and law practice management

Regular speaker at universities and law schools regarding various topics of immigration law

Lectures extensively to seminar groups including human resource and legal professionals

Regular speaker on global mobility programs put on by TechAmerica, PIHRA, SHRM, Employer’s Group, SBA

Awards

Certified as a Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law, by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization

Former Vice Chair of State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization; Immigration Section

Recipient of the UC Irvine Law School first annual Pro Bono Community Advocate Award for work done with students involved with IRAP (Iraqi Refugee Assistance Program)

Acknowledged on numerous occasions by such publications as Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, Best Lawyers and various legal Who’s Who publications

Recognized as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Orange County

Best Lawyers in America - 2013