Virginia, US

John has practiced exclusively in the field of corporate immigration and nationality law for more than 30 years. He joined the firm in 1989, and was the managing partner of the firm’s Washington, DC office prior to moving to the New York office, where he has served on the Executive Committee. John represents multinational corporations involved in a wide range of industries, including financial services, technology, insurance, media, retailing, consumer goods, and manufacturing.

He provides his corporate clients with strategic counseling on all matters of U.S. immigration and nationality law, regulations, policy, and compliance. Working closely with Office of General Counsel and corporate human resource departments, John has designed and implemented customized visa strategies and immigration programs focused on client service, immigration compliance, and streamlined case management.

John is a frequent speaker before immigration and human resource organizations, including the Council for Global Immigration, the Society for Human Resource Management, the Employee Relocation Council, and the National Foreign Trade Council.

He is also active in pro bono, and regularly takes on cases from the “surge” juvenile docket in New York Immigration Court.

Education


Suffolk University Law School | J.D., 1986
University of Vermont | B.A., 1981
Claremont McKenna College, 1978

Awards

Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2018

Named to New York Super Lawyers, 2006 to 2009 and 2011 to 2017

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member, New York State Bar Association

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association

Member, Connecticut Bar Association

Member, Federal Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Provided counsel and management for numerous mergers and acquisitions involving the integration of large foreign national employee populations

In consultation with Office of General Counsel of foreign-owned investment bank, assessed prospective stock ownership and the bank’s continuing eligibility for Treaty Investor E visa classification. Structured and implemented a program to phase out reliance on the E visa category and move E employees into alternative visa classifications.

In collaboration with in-house counsel, developed a strategic plan for the consolidation of the company’s worldwide immigration practice to ensure compliance, cost savings, and improved efficiencies

Publications and Lectures

  Frequent speaker before immigration and human resource organizations, including the Council for Global Immigration, the Society for Human Resource Management, the Employee Relocation Council, and the National Foreign Trade Council.