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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

1075 PEACHTREE STREET, NE, SUITE 2500, ATLANTA, GA 30309-3962, USA
Tel:
Work +1 404 885 1500
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Fax +1 404 892 7056
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http://www.seyfarth.com
Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London and 9 more

James King

Tel:
Work (404) 885-6720
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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Work Department

Labor and Employment Department; Business Immigration Practice Group.

Position

Jim King co-chairs Seyfarth Shaw's global Business Immigration Group, helping clients to create efficiencies in their business immigration management programs, leading the group's immigration process and systems strategy and marshaling resources to navigate the changing and challenging immigration landscape under the Trump administration. 

Career

Jim has practiced business immigration law for nearly 35 years and is a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

Languages

Conversationally fluent in French and German.

Member

State Bar of Georgia (International Law Section, Past Chairperson (1994)); American Immigration Lawyers Association; Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow (1984-1985); Adjunct Professor, Emory School of Law.

Education

JD, University of Georgia Law School (1984), cum laude; BS, Georgetown University (1981), magna cum laude.


United States: Labor and employment

Immigration

Within: Leading lawyers

James King - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Within: Immigration

The ‘responsive’ and ‘creative’ team at Seyfarth Shaw LLP has an excellent reputation in the business immigration space. The group is dedicated to devising corporate immigration policies and programs. In a representative example, Angelo Paparelli and Washington DC-based Leon Rodriguez led a five-part webinar series and a compliance-focused client event to brief clients on best practices in relation to pre-, post- and re-hire issues, termination and M&A situations as well as I-9 forms and E-Verify matters. Los Angeles-based Paparelli also represents developers and fundraisers relating to EB-5 immigrant investor programs, and defends employers in worksite enforcements and government audits. In light of the Trump administration’s continued clampdown on immigration, Rodridguez advised the Montgomery County Government on sanctuary cities, the travel ban, temporary protected status and funding for deportation defense. The team is also well versed in handling the immigration aspects of substantial M&A transactions. Boston-based Russell Swapp and Atlanta-based James King, who is noted for his clever use of technology to help clients in an efficient and time-saving manner, jointly lead the practice. Also based in Atlanta, Gabriel Mozes focuses on temporary non-immigrant and permanent visa solutions, including family-based immigrant visa green card applications and citizenship matters. Atlanta-based senior counsel Sharon Cook Poorak is handling the immigration portfolio of more than 5,000 foreign nationals for a global consulting services provider. Senior counsel Dawn Lurie in Washington DC and Dyann DelVecchio Hilbern in Boston are also names to note.

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