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United States of America

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Education

  • Northeastern University School of Law
    ,
    J.D.
    ,
    1989
  • Dartmouth College
    ,
    1980

George Lester

George has over 15 years experience practicing in the field of U.S. immigration and nationality law, advising diverse U.S. and multinational companies seeking to hire foreign professionals, scientists, business persons and artists and representing them in all procedures to obtain temporary or permanent immigration status before relevant U.S. government agencies. In addition to providing immigration representation and account management services to corporate clients, George has extensive experience advising companies on immigration-related compliance, including representing clients in government investigations, and in assisting clients in Congressional advocacy for H-1B and H-2B visa programs.

Professional Accomplishments

Memberships

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Former New England chapter Media liaison and former member of national committees for Admissions and Border Enforcement as liaison for comment response to regulatory proposals in H-2B program, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Former Board Member and Treasurer, Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project

Publications and Lectures

George is a frequent speaker for business groups and legal audiences on immigration topics. He has also authored numerous articles and publications, most notably the chapter entitled "Specialty Occupation Professionals," a detailed review of the H-1B visa program, in the legal treatise Business Immigration Law: Strategies for Employing Foreign Nationals (Law Journal Press, New York; 15th ed. 2008, originally published 2000).

Awards

Named a "SuperLawyer" in the immigration practice field by Massachusetts SuperLawyers.

Recipient of the Pro Bono Mentor Award (2004) and the Pro Bono Attorney Award (1996), bestowed by the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project, a Boston-based organization that provides assistance to foreign nationals fleeing persecution in their home countries.