Associate

Fragomen - Chicago, IL

Full-time
The Chicago office is seeking an Associate with 2-5 years of experience to join one of its legal teams. Our legal teams seek intelligent self-starters with excellent written and verbal communication skills who can be flexible to the demands that our clients and the constantly-changing landscape of business immigration present.

A Fragomen career gives you the opportunity to work with a smart, motivated and diverse peer group. Our exclusive focus on immigration means you will practice in an exciting, ever-changing and challenging environment with people who are passionate about immigration. Working in a collegial, team-oriented environment, Fragomen Associates learn from the industry's leading experts and provide guidance to a highly-skilled team of paralegals. Our firm commitment to quality and best practices is supported by technological innovation that benefits our clients and staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Assess eligibility of corporate foreign national employees for nonimmigrant and immigrant visa status in the United States with a heavy focus on E-1, E-2, and PERM.
Work with client global mobility personnel and the office of general counsel to prepare petitions and applications for submission to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) for nonimmigrant and immigrant status for foreign national employees.
Support clients in immigration program management and compliance.
Supervise the work of paralegal staff in recordkeeping and document preparation.
Other duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

U.S. JD required
Member of a State Bar Association with the ability to be admitted to the Illinois Bar within one year of commencing employment.
2+ years business immigration law experience
Experience with both NIV and IV petitions, with a focus on E-1, E-2 and PERM, including analysis and preparation of responses to RFEs
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated attention to detail
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with competing demands
Ability to contribute to positive work environment
ABOUT US

Fragomen is the leading firm dedicated exclusively to immigration services worldwide. Our more than 50 offices and over 3,750 employees are strategically located in key commercial centers throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. This expansive reach allows us to provide services in more than 170 countries.