Virginia, US

Associate

The Washington, DC office is seeking an Associate with 2-5 years of experience to join a growing legal team that advises clients across multiple industries, including financial services, hospitality, higher-ed, and technology. The team seeks intelligent self-starters with excellent written and verbal communication skills who have a passion for immigration law, are willing to apply and broaden their immigration knowledge and skills, and grow professionally with the firm.

A Fragomen career gives you the opportunity to work with a smart, motivated and diverse peer group. Our exclusive focus on immigration means you will practice in an exciting, ever-changing and challenging environment with people who are passionate about immigration. Working in a collegial, team-oriented environment, Fragomen Associates learn from the industry's leading experts and provide guidance to a highly skilled team of paralegals.  Our firm commitment to quality and best practices is supported by technological innovation that benefits our clients and staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assess eligibility of foreign national employees for nonimmigrant and immigrant visa status in the United States with a focus on H-1B, L-1, EB-1c and PERM, as well as other visa categories.
  • Work with client global mobility personnel to prepare petitions and applications for submission to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) for nonimmigrant and immigrant status for foreign national employees.
  • Support clients in immigration program management and compliance.
  • Supervise the work of paralegal staff in maintaining case management databases and document preparation.
  • Perform intake, strategy development, and oversight of the preparation of responses to USCIS requests for evidence (RFE).
  • Perform legal research on case law as related to immigration for various types of NIV/IV visa petitions and applications.
  • Other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • U.S. JD required
  • Member of a State Bar Association with the ability to be admitted to the DC Bar within one year of commencing employment. 
  • 2+ years business immigration law experience
  • Experience with both NIV and IV petitions, with a focus on H-1B, L-1, EB-1c and PERM, including analysis and preparation of responses to RFEs
  • Willingness to learn and master other case types, such as E-1/2, O-1, J-1, TN and H-3.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with competing demands
  • Ability to contribute to positive work environment

ABOUT US

 Fragomen is the leading firm dedicated exclusively to immigration services worldwide. Our more than 50 offices and over 3,750 employees are strategically located in key commercial centers throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. This expansive reach allows us to provide services in more than 170 countries.

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