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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.

Position

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.

Career

Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

Member

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.

Education

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


United States: Labor and employment

Immigration

Within: Immigration

Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s ‘excellent’ business immigration group is ‘extremely responsive, competent and efficient’, and conveys ‘a feeling of true partnership’. James King and Russell Swapp co-chair the practice, which prides itself on being tech-savvy: partners invest significant time and resources developing systems and databases that deliver immigration management programs to clients. King manages the immigration team in Atlanta and advises international clients on issues including Form I-9 and E-Verify proceedings, while serves on the Immigration Subcommittee of the US Chamber of Commerce. The practice is known for its customized work permit management programs, which it sets up for US corporations with the help of a document automation platform that delivers a highly customized output. The recommended Angelo Paparelli has represented various clients in the EB-5 investor green card program. Boston-based Gabriel Mozes was promoted to partner.

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