Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 26 key business centers across the Americas, Asia and Europe. We are a collegial, collaborative, and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support, and development they need to grow, thrive, and realize their greatest potential.
If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness, and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Paralegal Department in our Washington office as a Paralegal. This position will support our Global Mobility and Migration practice https://www.mayerbrown.com/experience/global-mobility-migration/.
The ideal candidate for this position will have three+ years’ experience in high-volume U.S. visa processing, including employment-based permanent residency. He/she must have experience and a desire to work in a fast-paced and high-volume environment, possessing an attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and enjoy providing top quality customer service skills to assist our team in managing the mobility needs of our diverse, Fortune 500 client base. Further, the individual should have a curiosity to learn new areas of the law and think creatively, as we seek to provide all team members with a diverse portfolio of immigration and mobility matters.
The position will have the following responsibilities:
Prepare US employment-based, nonimmigrant and some immigrant visa filings to US Department of Labor, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, US Department of State, and US Customs and Border Protection.
Compile immigration eligibility documents and analyze individuals’ potential immigration benefits, including H-1B and L-1 visa processing.
Draft PERM Labor Certification advertisement text, prevailing wage determinations, recruitment documents, and PERM applications, meticulously tracking timelines of each step.
Communicate clearly and effectively, based on attorney advice, on immigration benefits, government procedures, and case processing time lines.
Assist multiple attorneys with meticulously tracking and reporting on visa expiration dates and filing deadlines.
Assist with coordinating global immigration matters with our network of local counsel across the globe.
Bachelor’s degree with solid academic credentials
Three+ years’ work experience preparing U.S. nonimmigrant filings (including H-1Bs, L-1A/L-1Bs, and TNs), as well as U.S. immigrant filings, including PERM Labor Certifications, EB-2 and EB-3 I-140s, and Adjustment of Status Applications.
Experience with preparing PERM Labor Certification applications is a plus.
Experience must include managing various priorities simultaneously in a high-volume and fast-paced environment.
Experience working on global immigration matters is preferred but not required.