Clients look to Leon to give them direct advice on the risks related to investigations, to give them guidance on responding to investigations, to advocate for an optimal resolution, or to aggressively litigate their matters to positive outcomes. Leon, who served as director of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services as well as in leadership roles in the Department of Justice, is a founding member of the firm's Immigration and Compliance specialty team. He has helped clients understand this rapidly changing and increasingly risk-laden area. Leon has assisted a number of clients with I-9 audits, training on best I-9 practices, and negotiating with government authorities when enforcement events arise. When clients have difficulties obtaining visas to travel to or remain in the US, he assists them either by negotiating with government authorities or by bringing litigation to secure a positive outcome to their case.
American Immigration Lawyers Association, EB-5 Committee; American Immigration Lawyers Association, Administrative Litigation Committee; US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Admissions and Grievances committee member, 2004-2010
JD, Boston College Law School; BA, Brown University History