Managing Partner: Jeremy Fudge
Number of partners: 22 partners Number of lawyers: 123 attorneys
Languages: Afrikaans, Arabic, Cantonese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin, Malay, Marathi, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Telugu, Vietnamese
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:
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 offers consultative and strategic advice in best practices for immigration programs. With a single cost center for worldwide operations, BAL offers centralized management with regional administration and local delivery. 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 managed by a partner who served as Counsel to the US Senate Immigration Subcommittee and as Chief Counsel of US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The team’s senior counsel includes the recent Chief of the Legal Advisory Opinion section in the US Department of State.
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.
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 customized case control and management. 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.