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Russell Swapp

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Labor and Employment Department; Business Immigration Practice Group.


Russell Swapp is the Managing Partner of Seyfarth Shaw LLP's Boston office and is the Co-Chair of the firm's national Business Immigration Practice Group. He represents academic institutions, multinational corporations, and medical and financial institutions in matters which relate to the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act and the North American Free Trade Agreement. He assists clients in obtaining temporary and permanent authorization for: professional and skilled workers; individuals of preeminence in the arts, sciences, and sports; and students and scholars. He also prepares business and employment petitions necessary to facilitate investment in the United States and the transfer of personnel within multinational corporations.


Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP.


Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); Immigration Subcommittee, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Liaison, U.S. DOL, NE Chapter of AILA; Member, NAFSA: Association of International Educators; Past Chair, MA Bar Association's Committee on Immigration.


JD, Franklin Pierce Law Center; BA, Bates College; Executive Leadership Program, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

United States: Labor and employment


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Russell Swapp - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Within: Immigration

Full service firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP has diversified considerably since its establishment as a specialist employment and labor practice in 1945, but its traditional strength remains a cornerstone of the practice and it shines in corporate immigration matters. Its broad service model gives it an edge in M&A-related work, alongside strategic planning, case preparation, visa applications and compliance issues. Los Angeles-based Angelo Paparelli is ‘one of the most knowledgeable, connected and thorough immigration attorneys in the US’ and is highly sought after for complex matters; he has been involved in several high-stakes cases for clients in the hospitality industry over the past year. Boston managing partner Russell Swapp chairs the ‘very professional and efficient’ national practice alongside Atlanta-based James King; both are key figures behind the team’s commitment to stay ahead of the curve in terms of hi-tech service delivery and continue to shape the firm’s immigration management programs. Atlanta-based ‘rising star’ Gabriel Mozes is also recommended and recently overturned a Department of Labor denial of a labor certification on behalf of a leading management consulting firm. In 2016, the group welcomed the arrivals of senior counsels Dawn Lurie in Washington DC and Mahsa Aliaskari in Los Angeles, both from Polsinelli PC.

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