January 31, 2020
Washington, DC
Job Type


Great opportunity for an experienced Business Immigration Paralegal to join a leading law firm in their Washington, DC office on a direct hire basis.  As part of the firm’s Business Immigration and Global Mobility Practice, the Business Immigration Paralegal will support the practice by preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, including but not limited to H-1Bs, L-1s, TNs, PERMs, Preference Petitions and Adjustment of Status Applications.  Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Research and prepare broad range of IV and NIV case categories
  • Elicit information from clients and develop comprehensive draft strategy for PERM labor certifications, driving PERM process from start to end
  • Issue-spot and present potential benefits and disadvantages of various options
  • Research and apply regulations and case law with minimal attorney oversight
  • Understand I-9, site visit and related compliance issues
  • Write persuasive first drafts of sophisticated documents such as O-1 petitions, Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher cases, as well as first drafts of complex DOL audit responses and complex RFEs for filing with the USCIS
  • Effectively manage client relationships for high-volume clients with minimal attorney oversight
  • Explain sophisticated immigration concepts and present strategic solutions for clients
  • Manage complex projects under tight deadlines
  • Lead peers and junior teammates in the support of a client account team and in the completion of projects
  • Train and regularly mentor junior team members
  • Defuse conflicts and address complex and challenging dialogues in a non-judgmental, consensus building fashion


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and will have 5 or more years of business immigration-specific experience
  • Experience navigating complex technology platforms efficiently (ImmSTAR, HotDocs, Excel)
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, as appropriate for the needs of the audience (clients, governmental agencies, internal and external resources)
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, and approaches to problems
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, and comfortable in a team-oriented environment

If you would like to learn more about the Business Immigration Paralegal position available in Washington, DC, then please submit your resume, in Word format, by clicking the Apply Now button.

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