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Laura Reiff

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Business Immigration & Compliance, Labor & Employment

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Laura Foote Reiff focuses her practice on business immigration laws and regulations affecting U.S. and foreign companies, as well as related employment compliance and legislative issues. Laura advises corporations on a variety of compliance-related issues, particularly related to Form I-9 alien employment verification matters. Laura has been involved in audits and internal investigations and has successfully minimized monetary exposure as well as civil and criminal liabilities on behalf of her clients. She develops immigration compliance strategies and programs for both small and large companies. Laura performs I-9, H-1B, and H-2B compliance inspections during routine internal reviews, while performing due diligence (in the context of a merger, acquisition, or sale) or while defending a company against a government investigation. Laura publishes and frequently lectures on I-9 issues, including penalties for failure to act in accordance with government regulations, anti-discrimination laws, and employers' responsibilities upon receiving social security "no-match" letters. Laura represents many businesses in creating, managing, and using "Regional Centers" that can create indirect jobs toward the 10 new U.S. jobs whose creation can give rise to EB-5 permanent residence for investment. She coordinates this work with attorneys practicing in securities law compliance, with economists identifying "targeted employment areas" and projecting indirect job creation, and with licensed securities brokers coordinating offerings. She also represents individual investors in obtaining conditional permanent residence and in removing conditions from permanent residence. Laura’s practice also consists of managing business immigration matters and providing immigration counsel to address the visa and work authorization needs of U.S. and global personnel including professionals, managers and executives, treaty investors/ traders, essential workers, persons of extraordinary ability, corporate trainees, and students. She specifically advises and assists multinational corporations in the industrial, retail and service industries, real estate, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and technology sectors in all aspects of U.S. immigration law.


United States: Labor and employment

Immigration

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Laura Reiff - Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Knowledgeable, technical and great to deal with’, Greenberg Traurig LLP earns praise for its ‘extremely professional and effective lawyers’. Proficient across the full spread of immigration services, the team specializes in advising multinational corporations on strategic immigration planning - both into and out of the US. However, the group is also recognized for its strong skill sets in policy development, compliance matters and contentious work, as well as traditional visa issues. ‘Standout specialistLaura Reiff is ‘among the best in her field’, and splits her time between the firm’s McLean and Washington DC offices. Reiff co-chairs the practice alongside McLean-based Martha Schoonover, who is highlighted as ‘incredibly experienced’. Other recommended names in the team include Kate Kalmykov, who splits her time between New York and New Jersey, Atlanta-based Ian Macdonald and McLean-based Pamela Mak.

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