Virginia, US

Christian's practice focuses on U.S. corporate immigration law, with a particular emphasis on the IT Consulting and manufacturing industries. He has directed large-scale H-1B cap filing projects, oversaw Blanket L-1 preparation procedures, advised regarding Batch PERM Recruitment, managed I-9 compliance self-audits, and prepared extraordinary ability petitions on behalf of well-known professional athletes.

Christian regularly offers pro bono assistance to members of the immigrant community. 

Education


Tulane University School of Law | J.D., 2006, magna cum laude
Murphy Institute of Political Economy at Tulane University | B.A., 2003, cum laude

Awards

Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” 2013 to 2017

Recipient, Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award, World Relief Dupage/Aurora, 2017

Recipient, Global Awards: Immigration Law Within the IT Sector, Corporate LiveWire, 2016

Order of the Coif at Tulane Law School, 2006

Phi Beta Kappa Honors Fraternity, 2003

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Illinois

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Member, Council for Global Immigration

Member and Contributor, Illinois Technology Association (ITA)

Past Committee Member, AILA Chicago Chapter Ethics and CLE Committees

Directed nonimmigrant visa programs processes for high-volume IT consulting firms.

Counseled employees who apply for visas at the U.S. Consulates in India.

Developed a comprehensive immigration policy document in conjunction with client management team.

Formulated Request for Evidence (RFE) response protocols.

Drafted legal memoranda addressing immigration issues faced by corporate clients, including the immigration implications of corporate restructuring.

Prepared extraordinary ability and outstanding researcher petitions, inadmissibility waiver applications, complex L-1B and L-1A petitions, sophisticated RFE responses, and PERM audit responses.

Publications and Lectures

Panelist, “Winning the Battle for Global Talent.” Global Business News: Mobility Leadership Aligns with the Business, Not Talent. Chicago, IL, 2017.

Panelist, “The Business of Doing Business Immigration, Let's Focus on Students: New Regulations and Government Investigations.” AILA Chicago Chapter Seminars, Chicago, IL, 2016.

Panelist, “VENI, VIDI, VISA! (I went to the Embassy, I saw the Consular Officer and I got my Visa!)” 2012 American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) Annual Symposium, Washington, DC, June 5, 2012.