Can I get sponsorship for a green card through Biglaw?

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Re: Can I get sponsorship for a green card through Biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:05 am

I haven't seen this posted on TLS before, but it seems useful. You can probably find past-year's data on the site, too. And since it lists salary, it means figuring out the year-level for any NYC lockstep firm is easy.

http://www.myvisajobs.com/Lawyers-PERM15JT.htm

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Re: Can I get sponsorship for a green card through Biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:43 am

especially if you've already received an offer, why wouldn't you just ask them what their approach to visas are? i summered at a V5 and asked them how my immigration status was going to be handled, and got a positive confirmation. these firms, especially those with international offices, have full-time specialists to work on these issues. i was also absolutely upfront with my visa requirements going into the process and got offers at every firm I took callbacks with (6 V10s). it's a non-issue at that tier of law firm.

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Re: Can I get sponsorship for a green card through Biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:14 am

Of a more immediate concern should be what a firm does to its non-citizen/non-PR attorney in the event that the H-1B lottery does not work out. When recruiting, firms usually say that they will try to staff you at an overseas office; some do stand by their words and go considerable lengths to place you somewhere, but others will simply let you go citing a lack of need at those foreign locations. And Vault ranking/prestige does not seem to be a necessarily accurate predictor for how a firm will behave in such a case.




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