Mr James King > Seyfarth Shaw LLP > Atlanta, United States > Lawyer Profile

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
SUITE 2500
ATLANTA, GA 30309-3962
United States
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Work Department

Labor and Employment Department; Business Immigration Practice Group.


Jim King co-chairs Seyfarth Shaw’s global Business Immigration Group, helping clients to create efficiencies in their business immigration management programs while optimizing the stakeholder-user experience.  Jim leads  the group’s immigration process and systems strategy, working with Seyfarth Labs to bring innovation and automation to the every-day tasks involved in managing large immigration portfolios.   Within the last 18 months the group developed and launched the Caribou immigration case management and client portal platform, harnessing the full potential of the Salesforce-based system and moving forward with resources to help our clients navigate the changing and challenging immigration landscape.


Jim has practiced business immigration law for nearly 40 years and is a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP.


Conversationally fluent in French and German.


State Bar of Georgia (International Law Section, Past Chairperson (1994)); American Immigration Lawyers Association; Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow (1984-1985); Adjunct Professor, Emory School of Law.


JD, University of Georgia Law School (1984), cum laude; BS, Georgetown University (1981), magna cum laude.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Immigration

(Leading lawyers)

James KingSeyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP has an ‘exceptional’ immigration practice and continues to be a market leader in business immigration matters for corporates and blue-chip companies. The group has an integrated department spanning employment law and litigation, handling several investigations before federal agencies. Fielding a team of experts across six locations and jointly managed by senior partners Russell Swapp in Boston and Atlanta-based James King; the core group comprises Leon Rodriguez who is singled out for immigration regulatory and policy advice, having been the former director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services until 2017. Also in Washington DC is counsel Dawn Lurie who is noted for EB-5 investment work. Dyann DelVecchio Hilbern in Boston advises corporations, non-profit organizations, and education institutions on F-1 visas, permanent residence, and other US visa work. Sharon Cook and Gabriel Mozes in Atlanta are key members of the team specializing in foreign talent retention and visa issues, respectively. Over in the West Coast, Angelo Paparelli remains a pre-eminent practitioner, handling government investigations.