E&M Mayock, a corporate immigration law firm located in San Francisco Bay Area, has an immediate need for an Associate. This role provides you with the opportunity to work with a smart and supportive group of professionals. We have an exclusive focus on immigration, giving you an exciting and challenging environment with people who are passionate about practicing immigration law. Our Associates work closely with paralegals and Partners on all aspects of case preparation for temporary visas and permanent immigration matters. You will join a savvy international team working at the highest level in the corporate immigration law field on challenging cases for top-notch clients.
Ideal candidate will have 5+ years of business immigration experience and a successful history of managing a heavy caseload and leading a team of knowledgeable paralegals. Duties include: strategize and execute casework; liaise with corporate clients; research legal issues; stay current with immigration law.
This is a full-time position with a competitive compensation package, including 401(k), medical, dental, life and disability insurance.
Represent clients in all aspects of business immigration law including non-immigrant applications (H-1B, L-1A / L-1B, blanket L, TN, E-3) and immigrant applications (PERM Labor Certification, Multi-National Managers, I-140 petitions and I-485 Adjustment of Status);
Oversee and manage a team of legal assistants in case preparation work, assigning and prioritizing case work and projects as needed, holding weekly individual meetings to review current work and address any paralegal concerns;
Manage large corporate client caseloads including monitoring all upcoming deadlines, communicating with client HR in monthly phone calls and daily e-mail correspondence, properly escalating problem issues to appropriate level of client HR authority to proactively address potential conflicts;
Monitor legal developments to assure that firm lawyers and staff are up to date on changes in immigration law on a local and national basis;
Handle large volume of e-mails, providing timely replies to inquiries from current and former individual clients as well as HR client contacts. Monitor all incoming and outgoing e-mails to and from subordinate employees;
Train or retrain Immigration Assistants and Paralegals to establish and maintain case work quality and consistency throughout the office;
Maintain accuracy to high volume, rapid turnover caseload;
Perform conflict resolution with clients when difficult legal issues arise negotiating best outcome to meet client needs;
Work with accounting to assure billing records are produced and fees paid for ongoing legal work.
About E&M Mayock
E&M Mayock is a small immigration law firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area. We practice the full range of U.S. immigration law nationwide, and specialize in employment-based non-immigrant visas and “green cards.”
E&M is one of the few law firms that offer significant expertise with the entire gamut of immigration opportunities and challenges. From rapid processing of E, H and L business visas, to finding shortcuts to the onerous Labor Certification process, E&M makes the hiring of international personnel a competitive advantage.
Our firm also specializes in facilitating business visa issuance abroad, having resolved problem cases at U.S. consular posts throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America.
E&M offers a congenial, professional environment and a mix of interesting, unique and challenging cases. Leave your cookie cutter at home and join us.