Goel & Anderson currently has an opening to fill a key role in our firm. We are seeking a mid- level or senior-level Associate Attorney with 5+ years of experience in business immigration law for our office in Reston, VA.
This role involves significant responsibility within the firm’s non-immigrant visa division, with extensive client contact and responsibility for client and case management for specific corporate clients and their employees. Additional responsibilities include preparing substantive legal work product and directly supervising and reviewing the work of other G&A staff, while communicating and coordinating with clients to develop case strategies, procedures, and reports to address one or more corporate clients’ U.S. immigration needs.
Develop case strategies for nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications
Assess the eligibility of corporate foreign national employees for non-immigrant and immigrant visa status in the United States
Advise and work in conjunction with client Legal/HR/Immigration/Mobility personnel to prepare nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications for submission to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and U.S. Consulates;
Assist in development and/or support of clients' immigration program and compliance initiatives
Supervise and review the work of junior-level associates and/or paralegal staff
Train paralegal and support staff on immigration practice and procedure
Research immigration law and procedures
Prepare legal correspondence and memoranda
Enter case information into computerized databases and case management systems
Track the status of filings and inform clients of any follow up that may be necessary
Maintain confidentiality of client information; and
Other duties as required
Experience, Skills, and Abilities:
Outstanding organizational and time management skills
English language fluency with excellent interpersonal, communication (both oral and written), and problem-solving skills
Must be able to work effectively under strict time deadlines while handling significant case volumes
Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, with emphasis on ability to work within a team structure
Ability to manage, review, assess, and train subordinate staff
Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
Excellent verbal, written, communication skills
Must be able to lift 25 pounds, stand or sit for long periods of time
Minimum Education, Experience and Licensure:
J.D. degree from an accredited university is required
Active license to practice law in at least one U.S. state
A minimum of 5 years of experience practicing business immigration law, with a focus on preparing non-immigrant (e.g., H-1B, L-1B, L-1A, E-3, TN, O-1, etc.) and immigrant (PERM and EB-1) filings
Compensation and Benefits
G&A offers highly competitive salaries based upon experience along with an outstanding benefits package that includes ample paid vacation and health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance. The firm also provides attorneys with professional liability insurance, state bar registration dues, AILA membership dues, and an annual stipend for continuing education.
Please submit a cover letter and resume using the application link on the right side of this page, or apply via LinkedIn. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Candidates must pass a background check, consent to a confidentiality/non-disclosure agreement, and abide by a technology usage policy as a condition to employment. All submissions are kept strictly confidential.
About Goel & Anderson, LLC
Selected by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® for their "Best Law Firms" rankings, Goel & Anderson offers clients extensive experience and a comprehensive understanding of all areas of business immigration law. Headquartered in the upscale Washington, DC suburb of Reston, VA, the firm represents some of the largest corporate immigration clients in the world, and has developed a reputation for smart and innovative legal work and outstanding client service supported by state-of-the-art information technology systems.