Business Immigration Associate


Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy

San Jose, CA

Job Description
About the Role: A career as a Business Immigration Associate at Fragomen gives you the opportunity to work with a smart, motivated, and diverse peer group. Our exclusive focus on immigration means you will practice in an exciting, dynamic, and challenging environment with talented individuals who share your passion for immigration. Working in a collegial, team-oriented environment, Fragomen Associates learn from the industry’s leading experts. Our unwavering dedication to excellence and industry best practices is bolstered by cutting-edge technological innovation, enhancing the experience for both our clients and our exceptional staff.

The salary range for this role takes into account many factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to the individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, work location, work arrangement, licensure and certifications, and applicable laws. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at the top end of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the factors noted.

A reasonable and good-faith estimate of the current salary range for individuals able to work a hybrid schedule in the office locally is:

$149,000.00 – $195,000.00

You may also be eligible to take advantage of our benefits offering, 401K, and paid time off plans.

Duties and Responsibilities
How will you make a difference as an Associate at Fragomen?

Develop an expert-level understanding of your client base and the industries you support as well as the firm’s practice areas and services provided.
Positioned as a senior member of the client team, independently oversee, and manage assignments with minimal supervision.
Utilize legal precedents to address specific client situations or requests and develop creative solutions.
Research complex technical immigration issues and formulate solutions, including completion of appropriate documentation.
Independently execute case preparation and filing and develop strategies for complex matters.
Articulate relatively complex issues to a variety of audiences.
Understand the business strategy of the practice area and the firm as a whole.
Build, strengthen, and maintain strong client relationships with key stakeholders in client accounts, as well as Partners and other relevant stakeholders, (e.g., take part in client meetings, briefings, workshops, Q&A sessions, proactively provide client reporting etc.).
Proactively communicate with clients, within SLAs/team protocols and with a precise, efficient, thoughtful, and organized response.
Directly or indirectly supervise junior Associates and other staff, providing mentoring, coaching, and performance management.
Ensure self and team follow firm protocols with respect to file maintenance, record keeping and use of firm’s systems including data quality in Connect and other firm technology.
Meet individual and team productivity goals and identify opportunities to cross sell or bill for out-of-scope services.
Proactively identify and implement opportunities to improve quality, efficiency, and standardization of processes, products, or services.
Proactively identify and take part in marketing and business development opportunities.
Ensure self and team follow documented firm standards and policy to mitigate risk and ensure regulatory, operational and client compliance.
Engage, collaborate, and share knowledge with teams locally, regionally, and firmwide.
Other duties as required.

Skills and Competencies
Exceptional working knowledge and understanding of immigration law
Prior team management experience preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Dedication to exceptional client service
Demonstrated attention to detail
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with competing demands
Ability to contribute to a positive work environment

Qualifications and Prior Experience
U.S. JD or LLM required
Member of a US State bar or Washington DC bar association
3-5 years of experience at Associate level

How to Apply
Please apply here.

Job Bank Sponsorship Opportunity

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