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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

1075 PEACHTREE STREET, NE, SUITE 2500, ATLANTA, GA 30309-3962, USA
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Work +1 404 885 1500
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Fax +1 404 892 7056
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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 nationwide Business Immigration Practice Group, helping clients to create efficiencies in their business immigration management programs and leading the group's immigration process and systems strategy. He also counsels clients about I-9 compliance, E-Verify, social security mismatch letters and related issues.

Career

Jim has practiced business immigration law for nearly 30 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

Full service firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s practice provides ‘comprehensive immigration support’ to clients, particularly in corporate immigration matters, and has notable strength in M&A-related work. The group also handles compliance issues, visa applications, program development and strategic planning. The ‘extremely knowledgeable’ team houses ‘experienced industry experts’ that provide ‘timely and accurate’ advice; Los Angeles-based ‘immigration law expertAngelo Paparelli continues to represent clients in the hospitality industry in high-stakes cases. Boston managing partner Russell Swapp chairs the national practice alongside Atlanta-based James King, who is noted for having a ‘great body of immigration knowledge’; the duo continue to shape the firm’s immigration management programs. King recently overturned a Department of Labor denial of a labor certification on behalf of a technology firm; the application was initially denied on the basis of the employer’s unquantified minimum requirements. Atlanta-based Gabriel Mozes is also recommended; he has expertise in H1-B third party placement matters and PERM program issues. On the pro bono side, in January 2017, Washington DC-based senior counsel Dawn Lurie and Atlanta-based senior counsel Sharon Poorak assisted travelers detained at the Washington DC and Atlanta airports following the issuance of Executive Order 13769, which placed a restriction on the number of individuals re-entering the US. In 2017, the firm strengthened its team via the acquisition of Leon Rodriguez to its Washington DC office; Rodriguez brings a wealth of knowledge from his previous role as the former director of USCIS.

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