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Eleanor Pelta

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Labor & Employment

Position

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 https://www.morganlewis.com/bios/epelta.

Career

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.

Education

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


United States: Labor and employment

Immigration

Within: Leading lawyers

Eleanor Pelta - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Within: Immigration

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is a full-service firm dealing with the full spectrum of issues surrounding global mobility. The global immigration practice is embedded in the firm’s global labor and employment department.  As a result, it can draw on the expertise of the firm’s wider network when there is a need to advise on immigration-related matters such as non-US visas and work permits, foreign employment law and taxation. Washington DC-based Eleanor Pelta and San Francisco-based James Vázquez-Azpiri jointly chair the practice. In a recent work highlight, Vázquez-Azpiri and his team helped new client Proofpoint to develop a new immigration policy, and provided training on how to deal with USCIS site visits and other governmental investigations. Other clients include Cameron Mackintosh, Extreme Networks, Fujitsu America and Hitachi America. Nicholas Hobson was made partner and Christina Gonzaga cf counsel in May 2018. The team was further strengthened by the arrival of Shannon Donnelly to the DC office, and of counsel Laura Garvin to the firm’s Miami office, as well as a team of associates. They all joined from Baker McKenzie LLP. Donnelly has particular expertise in cross-border movement of key executives, managers and workers with specialized knowledge, particularly on behalf of employers in the US and Canada.

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