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Eleanor Pelta

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Eleanor Pelta is a partner in Morgan Lewis’s labor and employment practice. A recognized leader in immigration and nationality law and a co-leader of the firm’s global immigration practice, Eleanor counsels clients on legal and strategic issues arising from the international movement of key personnel, from the individual transfer of high-ranking executives to high-volume transfers of expert staff. Her experience includes the use of blanket visa programs and the qualification of companies as “treaty investor” or “treaty trader” entities. Additionally, Eleanor counsels businesses on the immigration implications of corporate changes, such as mergers, acquisitions, downsizings, reductions in force, and salary-level changes. For more information, view her bio at


Eleanor is a contributing author to Getting the Deal Through — Labour and Employment. This annual series of deskbooks provides international analysis in key areas of employment law and policy for corporate counsel, cross-border legal practitioners, and global team leaders. She also contributed chapters in Getting the Deal Through—Labour and Employment from 2008 to 2010.


Harvard Law School, J.D., 1986, Cum Laude; Princeton University, A.B., 1982, Cum Laude

United States: Labor and employment


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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s ‘excellent team’ is singled out for its ‘strong sector knowledge and fast response times’. Washington DC-based Eleanor Pelta is ‘a safe pair of hands for complex matters’ and co-chairs the firm’s global immigration practice alongside James Vázquez-Azpiri in San Francisco. The firm’s extensive international network and full-service offering enables it to provide a comprehensive inbound and outbound practice, advising on the full scope of global mobility issues. It blends its comprehensive coverage of US-related matters with experience in non-US visas and work permits, foreign employment laws, and taxation issues. Clients are drawn from a diverse spread of sectors, including technology, energy, financial services, life sciences and retail; Deutsche Post DHL, Samsung Research America and Fujitsu America are representative names.

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