You will be based in our Atlanta office as part of the Immigration Legal Department.
The Legal Department is a diverse and dynamic team within our firm, with 67 lawyers, 38 contract managers and 13 paralegals globally. The Legal Department provides comprehensive legal services and broad risk management support to our firm’s leadership, consultants and support staff throughout the world. The Immigration Legal team is currently comprised of two lawyers and one paralegal in New York, two paralegals in Atlanta and one lawyer in London.
You will will report directly to the lead Immigration Counsel based in New York and will work closely with the other members of the U.S. Immigration legal team specifically and the Legal Department generally as well as a range of other professionals within the firm (e.g., Office Immigration Contacts (“OICs”) Professional Development and Staffing professionals, Office and Sector leadership, all levels of HR, Mobility and Recruiting professionals, Corporate and Individual Tax professionals, local office leaders and administrators, as well as outside counsel (e.g.: immigration, employment and tax) worldwide.
You will provide counsel on an array of immigration law issues across the U.S but may sometimes be asked to consider matters respecting foreign immigration legal concerns, working to ensure that McKinsey colleagues in the U.S. maintain legal status pursuant to U.S. Immigration laws.
As the Associate General Counsel, you will advise on immigration issues triggered by new hires, transfers, secondments, extended employment, short term “project loans,” terminations and other events, collaborating routinely with Office Immigration Contacts (OICs), individual foreign nationals and other internal stakeholders (e.g. Recruiting, HR, Mobility, Tax, Learning, among others) in the U.S. and globally to support the legal engagement of McKinsey personnel in the U.S.
You will also be responsible for reviewing thoroughly and signing as Firm representative, non-immigrant and immigrant petition and application filings to the U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services, U.S. Dept of Labor, U.S. State Dept and possibly other government agencies.
In addition, you will monitor material changes to the legal and/or enforcement environments respecting U.S. immigration law, developing recommendations for changes in our approach and researching and drafting communications to stakeholders accordingly.
You will troubleshoot immigration emergencies (e.g., denial of entry at airport, denial of visa at consulate, rush transfers/project loans, unexpected lapse in U.S. employment authorization, or other urgent events. Participating in the development, drafting and interpretation of U.S. and global immigration related informational communications and policies.
You will also be responsible for supervising the Immigration Legal team paralegals' execution of certain responsibilities, including preparation of informational materials, data collection, sharing information and administrative processes.
Minimum 5-8 years of U.S. business immigration law experience (with top law firm or multinational corporation)
Experience must include strategic planning and preparation of H-1Bs, H-3s, L’s, TN’s, B-1s, E-3s, O-1s, PERM labor certifications, EB1-1, EB1-3, EB-2 and marriage based greencard cases as well as in-depth knowledge and counselling regarding F-1 and J-1 employment issues
Top academic credentials including bar admission in one of the 50 states
Impeccable business and risk management judgment and ethics
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