Adam is an immigration attorney who focuses exclusively on business immigration law, working with human resources departments, global mobility managers and in-house counsel to develop and pursue customized corporate immigration policies and strategies, facilitate the hiring and international movement of key personnel, and comply with I-9 regulations.
As a member of the firm’s immigration practice group, Adam advises individuals and businesses seeking to obtain immigration benefits for themselves and their employees. Adam represents international and domestic corporations, hospitals, schools, and nonprofits, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and individuals. He manages the delivery of high quality immigration services related to the hiring of foreign nationals and movement of personnel between international offices, with a focus on L-1, H-1B, E-2, TN, O-1, and H-3 visa categories, and all of the employment-based permanent residence categories. He also regularly advises clients about family-based sponsorships and naturalization applications.
Adam is a contributing author to the the firm’s Immigration Law Blog. He is a regular speaker, presenting on a wide range of business immigration law topics to human resources personnel at conferences and client locations.
Oversees the preparation and processing of petitions and visa applications to obtain employment authorization for foreign nationals, primarily in the H-1B, L-1, E-2, O-1 and TN categories, including dependent status and employment authorization for spouses of H/L/E employees.
Advises clients about establishing Blanket L-1 programs and registering for expedited E-2 visas to streamline the transfer of key international employees to United States offices.
Develops and implements creative strategies to overcome challenges related to H-1B cap limits including temporary visa categories, EB-1 immigrant petitions and PERM-based applications, and analyzes international assignments that can lead to L-1 petition approval.
Counsels businesses on policies and procedures for I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, including visits to client sites to perform internal audits and training for personnel.
Oversees immigration aspects of significant due diligence projects in connection with mergers and acquisitions.
Counsels clients on the immigration consequences of mergers and acquisitions and develops strategies to mitigate negative consequences on sponsored employees in L-1, E-2, H-1B and other categories.
Develops strategies and oversees preparation of employment-based immigrant visa petitions for multinational managers/executives, persons of extraordinary ability, National Interest Waiver cases and outstanding researchers.
Develops custom strategies and supervises recruitment efforts and processing of labor certification (PERM) applications with the US Department of Labor’s National Processing Center in Atlanta.
Supervises preparation and processing of routine and complex immigrant petition filings, including successor-in-interest, EB-3 “downgrades,” Schedule A petitions for nurses and physical therapists, and various other situations.
Advises nonprofit organizations with obtaining cap-exempt status for the filing of H-1B petitions; religious organizations of various denominations with R-1 petitions and special immigrant petitions for temporary and permanent employment of religious workers.
Advises hospitals and medical clinics about immigration matters specific to the health care industry, including Conrad 30 J-1 waivers and National Interest Waiver immigrant petitions for physicians employed in medically underserved areas; and designing programs to recruit and retain international nurses.
Advises clients on training programs utilizing J-1 and H-3 visa categories; B-1/B-2 visa applications and use of Visa Waiver Program for business visitors; P-1 petitions for internationally recognized athletes; and P-3 visas for cultural entertainers.
Works with individuals to prepare and submit family-based immigrant visa petitions, immigrant visas, and adjustment of status applications; also assists with K-1/K-3 visas for fiancées and spouses of US citizens, maintenance of permanent residence counseling, and naturalization applications.
Represented asylum applicant in defensive case before immigration court, and represents refugees before USCIS offices abroad and UNHCR.
Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member, International Medical Graduate Taskforce
Co-founder and Corporate Secretary of nonprofit, Sea of Solidarity, Inc.
Awards & Recognition
2016 Michael Maggio Pro Bono Award, American Immigration Lawyers Association
Lecturer, Seminar on US Immigration Law, Institute of US Law, Washington, DC, 2006
Presenter, Hot Topics in Immigration Law, Employee Relocation Council's Int'l Mobility Conference, Boston, MA, 2002
Author, The National Interest Waiver of IMMACT90, 14 Georgetown Immigration Law Journal 165, 1999-2000
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