Berry Applman & Leiden, a premier global corporate immigration law firm, is seeking a Business Immigration Attorney with at least 2 years of of experience as a practicing attorney in employment-based immigration, to join our Houston office.
BAL's dedicated professionals share core values that support our mission to be the world’s most trusted resource for corporate immigration services. These values enable us to navigate every step of the immigration process and rapidly resolve even the most complex cases. The collegial environment is one that we cherish and work hard to maintain. To do that, we look for bright talent to deepen our experience and continue to deliver the exceptional service that our clients have come to expect. You, too, can join our mission!
Overview: Reporting to a Partner or Senior Associate, Associate Attorneys are responsible for managing Immigration Assistants and Paralegals in the filing of assigned immigration case work.
This position requires at least 2 years of practicing attorney experience as a corporate immigration attorney handling both IV/PERM and NIV.
Represent clients in all aspects of business immigration law.
Maintain a high-level of communication with all clients.
Oversee and manage a team of legal assistants in case preparation work.
Assign and prioritize case work and projects as needed.
Train or retrain Immigration Assistants and Paralegals.
Establish and maintain case work quality and consistency throughout the office.
Liaise with other attorneys in the firm and share all information regarding case preparation.
Maintain accuracy to high volume, rapid turnover caseload.
Participate in other office projects as assigned.
Corresponds with the client and the individual employee during the intake process
Assists client/employees with technical issues in completing the questionnaires and submitting documents
Guides client and employees through the intake process, enlisting client services as needed
Assists the attorney as needed with client communication.
Skills and Abilities:
Must have excellent English writing and oral communication skills. Secondary language skills a plus.
Excellent organization and computer skills required
2 years minimum experience in business immigration law
Must have experience in IV/PERM and NIV
Heavy PERM experience is a plus but not a requirement
Minimum Education Level:
J.D. degree and must have passed a state bar examination
Berry Appleman & Leiden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of BAL to ensure an equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (with or without sexual conduct), age, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. BAL prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is market competitive and dependent upon experience
Internal Number: 2018-1785
About Berry Appleman & Leiden
Berry Appleman & Leiden (BAL) is widely respected for resolving the most challenging corporate immigration cases, regardless of volume or complexity. We serve clients across a broad spectrum of global industries, from science and technology, to manufacturing and engineering, to energy and financial services, to sports and entertainment.
BAL's dedicated professionals share core values that support our mission to be the world’s most trusted resource for corporate immigration services. These values enable us to deftly navigate every step of the immigration process and rapidly resolve even the most complex cases. Our collegial environment is one that we cherish and work to maintain. We look for bright talent to deepen our experience and deliver the type of service our clients have come to expect.