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Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

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Managing Partner: Jeremy Fudge
Number of partners: 22
Number of other lawyers: 178
Languages: Afrikaans, Arabic, Cantonese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin, Malay, Marathi, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Telugu, Vietnamese

Firm Overview:
BAL focuses exclusively on corporate immigration law and provides the full scope of global immigration services including work permits, residence permits, and consular and document services in over 135 countries. BAL manages, regionally administers and locally delivers the global immigration programs of clients worldwide with the support of network partner(s). With the benefits of a single platform, BAL drives a positive experience for clients’ employees: one worldwide database for employee cases; one system for worldwide reporting; one contract; consolidated worldwide billing; and overall ownership to ensure BAL meets clients’ program goals and SLAs.

Main Areas of Practice:
Worldwide Corporate Immigration Services

Worldwide Immigration:

BAL focuses exclusively on corporate immigration law and provides the full scope of global immigration services including work permits, residence permits, and consular and document services in over 135 countries.

Government Relations:
BAL is the industry leader in helping clients around the world understand, navigate, and shape immigration law and policy. BAL’s government affairs team is the only immigration law firm in Washington D.C. comprised of former government officials who served at the US Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, and the Senate Judiciary Committee. This team leverages relationships and insights to help companies and individuals navigate challenging immigration issues. Federal and state governments often seek BAL’s expertise in drafting policies and regulations, and BAL attorneys frequently offer formal and informal testimony to authorities around the world.

Global Compliance:
BAL aids corporations to comply with the laws of all countries and manage a dispersed workforce. BAL offers comprehensive I-9 and E-Verify services in the US to promote compliance with legal requirements for verifying the employment eligibility.

Consultative Services:
BAL assists clients in developing the right immigration programs and the right policies that underpin them. Through dedicated consultants and cross-functional project management, BAL helps manage the shifts and complexities of global immigration due to changes in immigration law, M&As, restructuring or layoffs.

Advanced Technology:
BAL provides clients proprietary state-of-the-art technology to process, track and manage global programs. With an integrated system that presents all worldwide cases within one database, Cobalt® enables the best opportunities for customised case control and management. With Cobalt, BAL is the first immigration law firm to offer a mobile app to support corporate clients and employees. BAL is an ISO/ IEC 27001:2013 certified provider and maintains privacy compliance from EEA and Switzerland through Model Contracts, as well as Swiss Safe Harbor and EU-US Privacy Shield Frameworks. Where BAL collects and uses personal data about individuals in the European Union, it complies with all applicable data protection laws.

Knowledge Management:
BAL’s industry-leading knowledge management department tracks thousands of regulatory changes annually and continuously embeds immigration intelligence into BAL’s proprietary database, information libraries, and client deliverables. BAL keeps clients up to the minute on changes and enables them to understand how changes are going to affect their employees on the ground and essential decisions on business planning and program strategy.

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