McCarter & English's immigration law capabilities are supported by a team of partners, associates and paralegals experienced in managing large business immigration practices for Fortune 500 companies, mid-cap companies and non-profit entities. The firm's business immigration practice is focused on providing businesses and their foreign national employees with the legal assistance needed to obtain the USCIS-granted work authorization required to hire and retain foreign national professionals.
Many businesses and universities are aware of the growing shortage of U.S. workers with specific managerial and technical skills. Finding it difficult to recruit qualified professionals, companies of all sizes – particularly in the manufacturing, information technology, technical and financial services industries – increasingly rely on foreign nationals to fill critical roles in their organizations. This is also true of major universities with advanced degree programs in the physical and life sciences seeking qualified faculty to teach in these fields.
The group has practiced exclusively in the immigration field for more than a decade. The primary goal is to provide the highest level of immigration legal advice and service. They also pride themselves on providing proactive and strategic advice, and on being accessible and responsive to their clients. The standard set for all professionals within the practice is to respond to client inquiries promptly and to give every nonimmigrant or immigrant visa request the priority it deserves. Every member of the immigration team is highly trained and experienced in all areas of business immigration law. Additional experience includes working with large, high-volume multinational companies in a wide range of industries, including accounting, financial services, information technology, management consulting, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. Also, they use advanced case management and tracking data systems to provide service of high value at competitive flat-rate fees.
The group is experienced in advising businesses on arcane immigration issues relating to corporate reorganizations, such as "employment eligibility verification," H-1B "successor in interest" rules, and maintaining the continuity of employment authorization for intracompany transferees. They are also available to help legal counsel plan and execute assessments of immigration law compliance in connection with due diligence reviews.