What the team is known for Remains a highly trusted adviser on business immigration matters. Advises on immigration law compliance, visa sponsoring and all immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. Its broad-ranging client base includes universities and research institutes, hospitals, commercial real estate developers, retail stores and multinational corporations. Especially well known for guiding Chinese and Japanese clients through the US visa application process.
Strengths One client praises the team for being "incredibly knowledgeable and very responsive," and appreciates that its lawyers "take the time to understand our business and our priorities."
Another happy client highlights the team's "attention to detail, knowledge and quick and timely responses."
Significant clients University of Puget Sound, Medallion Foods, New York Daily News, Nippon Paper Industries USA, Sumitomo Metal Mining America.
Head of department Richard Rawson has extensive experience handling business immigration matters. He advises American employers on temporary nonimmigrant visas and green cards for foreign professionals, and is also highly regarded for his immigration counsel to internationally celebrated performing artists. Clients appreciate that he is "very pragmatic, he responds really quickly and he is very dedicated."
Rising star Megan Vogel is recognized for her advice to international and US-based companies on work visa applications and the naturalization process. She draws much praise from the market, with one source describing her as "always responsive, friendly, accurate and detail-oriented."
Christopher Helm focuses his practice on Japan-US business immigration. He provides expert advice to Japanese companies and individuals on visas and labor certifications, and also assists American clients looking to obtain Japanese work visas.