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    Chapter 6: L 1A / L 1B Multinational Transfers
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    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Los Angeles, CA - Stone & Grzegorek LLP is seeking a Senior Immigration Paralegal. The Senior Paralegal will primarily support the firm's business immigration caseload, including a highly successful EB-5 investor practice. We are seeking a college graduate (or experience equivalent) with a minimum of 5 years' experience in business immigration. Stone & Grzegorek LLP is a growing immigration law firm located in downtown Los Angeles. Please send your resume and inquiry to:

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Toronto, Canada - Ernst & Young is seeking an Associate Attorney. Ernst & Young's global alliance of independent law firms cooperate with our offices worldwide to provide our clients with integrated, quality service. The U.S. business immigration specialists at Egan LLP help companies address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. The firm's comprehensive range of U.S. business immigration services include obtaining both immigrant (green card) and non-immigrant status and visas as well as providing a range of U.S. immigration advisory services for employees and their employers. We are currently seeking an Associate Lawyer to manage multiple and challenging U.S. business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse clients. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. The ideal candidate has the following qualifications: JD along with admission to any U.S. state bar, three to five years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H/L NIV and PERM filings Excellent managerial, organizational and verbal/written communication skills. For more information, please visit our website at - Job Code: TOR000J

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Atlanta, GA - Seyfarth Shaw LLP is seeking a Senior Immigration Paralegal to join its Atlanta office. The ideal candidate will participate in all aspects of the firm's national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice, including the management of client relationships, case review and analysis, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, including PERM processing, overseeing junior paralegals in case preparation, and serving as the primary contact to numerous prominent clients. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, major academic and medical institutions, and performing artists. The ideal candidate must be technologically savvy, efficient and able to successfully multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment, be able to work independently, when necessary, manage one's own time in addition to being a team player, be able to communicate effectively in writing, and orally, as appropriate for the needs of the audience (clients, governmental agencies, internal and external resources), and be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Senior level applicants must possess a minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible business immigration experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. Send resume and cover letter to EOE M/F/D/V

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Washington, DC - Immigration Law Firm in the K Street area of downtown Washington is seeking an experienced paralegal. Ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in business/ family immigration law with an emphasis on AOS, H1B, L1 and PERM filings. Interesting work and clientele; no timesheets; latest technology; competitive salary and benefits (401K w/employer match, health insurance, paid vacation, etc). Successful applicants will have broad knowledge of immigration law and procedures; be detailed-oriented; able to handle volume; highly organized and strong communicators. Please email resume, cover letter and salary requirements, in confidence, to No calls please. EOE.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    Troy, MI -Ellis Porter is seeking a dynamic associate attorney with 3+ years of employment-based immigration experience.Attorney will manage high-volume caseload for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Experience should include temporary work visas (H-1B, TN, L-1, E-1/E-2/E-3, O-1) and green cards (PERM, EB-1, NIW). Industry experience in automotive/engineering, IT consulting, and/or healthcare is preferred. Language skills are also a plus. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to and we'll be in touch. Ellis Porter is also interested in exploring opportunities with experienced attorneys with an established, portable client base. If you're interested in growing your practice in an innovative, highly rewarding practice model, and have the desire to play a significant role in Ellis Porter's mission to change the landscape of immigration in Detroit, we'd like to talk to you.

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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    February 7, Teleconference - The Ombudsman's Office presents an opportunity to learn about the experiences of employers filing L1-B nonimmigrant petitions with USCIS. They would like to hear about your experiences with USCIS adjudications of "specialized knowledge" filings. Participants are encouraged to join this discussion by anonymously sharing their experiences during the teleconference at 2:00 p.m. To register, please RSVP to and reference "L-1B Telecon" in the subject line of your email.

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