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Dyann DelVecchio Hilbern

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Labor and Employment Department; Business Immigration Practice Group


Dyann DelVecchio Hilbern is a partner in Seyfarth Shaw LLP's Boston office. She provides high-level advising and U.S. immigration portfolio management for corporations, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations. Clients describe her as “passionate about her work and compassionate towards the foreign workers’ situations.”  A frequent panelist and trainer, and an enthusiastic mentor to law students and junior practitioners, Dyann has co-authored a number of articles on immigration law and is often interviewed by the press on issues relating to immigration.


Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (2002-present); Associate, Palmer & Dodge (1995-2002); Law Clerk, MA Superior Court (1993-1995); Recognized as one of Boston’s Top Rated Lawyers and AV® Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® (2012); International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers; Selected in the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Editions of Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Immigration Law; Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America, 19th Edition (2012, 2013, and 2014); Honored by Berklee College of Music with an award in recognition of outstanding contributions to international education and good will (1997).


Conversational French, Italian, Spanish, and Danish.


Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); Member, National Association for Foreign Student Affairs (NAFSA): Association of International Educators. She has served on AILA’s Department of Labor Liaison Committee, Vermont Service Center Liaison Committee, and Student and Scholars Committee.


JD, Northeastern University School of Law (1993); BA, Middlebury College (1978); University of London, Goldsmiths’ College (1976-1977)


Surfing, music-making, sailing, and bird-watching.

United States: Labor and employment


Within: Immigration

The ‚Äėresponsive‚Äô and ‚Äėcreative‚Äô 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‚Äôs 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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