Immigration Program Management - Immigration Law & Regulations - Legal Research & Analysis Accomplished Paralegal with proven success managing complex legal issues, conducting comprehensive research and overseeing immigration programs for international clients. Keen eye for detail with expert understanding of legal terminology and legal proceedings, specializing in immigration law. Practiced at providing senior-level support, managing multiple case files and implementing effective strategies to ensure accurate collation, assessment and updating of information. Acknowledged for consistently delivering high standards in both quality and professionalism, cultivating solid relationships with clients, teammates, management, key decision makers and governing authorities. Possess advanced research and analysis abilities. Skilled at communicating complex legal information into clear, easy-to-understand language. Proactive and detailed contributor, committed to influencing positive change and achieving goals. Expertise in preparing and filing non-immigrant visa petitions and preparing electronic filings of labor condition applications for non-immigrant workers. Skilled in the preparation and drafting of petitions for immigrant visas and managing programs to support immigrants applying for legal status. Recognized for excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload to ensure timely delivery.
Research & Analysis
Tracking & Monitoring
Licensing & Legal Research
Recording & Reporting
Regulatory Filings & Compliance
SENIOR IMMIGRATION PARALEGAL, 01/2003 to CurrentWILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE & DORR LLP － Boston, MA
Provide support and legal assistance, handling a large caseload of mid-size clients, serving as single point of contact.
Manage both permanent and temporary inbound U.S.
Ensure expedited filing of all nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions by accurately and efficiently tracking expiration dates.
Prepare immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions including H-1B, H-1B1, H-3, L-1, TN, E-1/E-2, O-1, and EB-1/2/3 and file with USCIS.
Draft PERM labor certificates/advertisements and coordinate recruitment with managers and other client personnel.
Provide high-level client assistance, responding to foreign nationals and company personnel on request, including expatriate administration issues.
Compile responses to USCIS RFEs and researched USCIS, DOL and Department of State regulations, case law and procedures to support cases.
Manage, mentor and train immigration paralegals and project assistants.
Participate in presentations for incoming immigration clients and prospects.
Support Firm's international assignees with global immigration issues, including home and host country issues, tax, costs, etc.
Prepare and disseminated immigration alerts and assist clients with E-Verify questions.
SENIOR LEGAL ASSISTANTBASTONE ASSOCIATES － Boston, MA
Served as primary liaison for firm's largest client.
Prepared and compiled complex researcher petitions for a variety of consumer products and information technology occupations.
Managed caseload of 5-8 clients within the consumer products and pharmaceutical industries, including sourcing for high-level executives.
Completed I-9 audits and prepared nonimmigrant and immigrant filings/petitions.
Executed labor certification recruitment and participated in advertisement drafting.
Conducted research on USCIS, DOL and Department of State regulations, case law and procedures to address and support cases.
Managed and updated monthly reports and spreadsheets with confidential client information.
Collaborated with government liaisons to address issues on cases and worked on RFE responses Participated, coordinated and attended in-house presentations to newly acquired clients and responded to one-on-one immigration queries for both nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions and pending cases.
Prepared, conducted, and coordinated labor certification recruitment efforts with managers and high-level company partners.
Addressed overall immigration queries on travel documents, extensions, recruitment, and blanket petitions.
Informed clients of visa bulletin progressions, retrogressions, AILA updates and USCIS press releases.
Led and participated with attorneys in bi-weekly conference calls with assigned clients.
MASTER OF SCIENCEBOSTON UNIVERSITY － BOSTON, MA
BACHELOR OF ARTSBOSTON COLLEGE － CHESTNUT HILL, MA
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
PARALEGAL CERTIFICATEBOSTON UNIVERSITY － BOSTON, MA
Fluent in German, Working knowledge of French and Italian