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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

TWO SEAPORT LANE, SUITE 300, BOSTON, MA 02210-2028, USA
Tel:
Work +1 617 946 4800
Fax:
Fax +1 617 946 4801
Web:
www.seyfarth.com
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Russell Swapp

Tel:
Work (617) 946-4800
Email:
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Work Department

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: Leading lawyers

Russell Swapp - 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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