Ms Dyann DelVecchio Hilbern > Seyfarth Shaw LLP > Boston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
BOSTON, MA 02210-2028
United States
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Work Department

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.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Immigration

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.