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Firms that are H1B friendly?

Postby rogste » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:39 am

I wanted to get some anecdotal experience about firms that are H1B friendly. Given the political environment, are firms tightening up? Are any firms better than others for visas?

From what I can gather online, I'm not seeing a ton of public record visas for lawyers:
http://h1bdata.us/?em=&job_title=lawyer ... imit=10000

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Re: Firms that are H1B friendly?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:49 am

You can find out the number of visa sponsorship made by each firm on this website: http://www.myvisajobs.com. [quote][/quote]

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Re: Firms that are H1B friendly?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:47 am

I would say the political environment might be a good thing for international JD graduates. If the minimum salary for H1B visas increases, the number of applicants would drop significantly, which in turn increases the chances for obtaining visas for jobs with biglaw.

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Re: Firms that are H1B friendly?

Postby rogste » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:42 pm

Why would the number of applicants drop as salaries increase? I'm assuming because employers would sponsor fewer H1B's as opposed to fewer applicants.

I dont like the myvisajobs site, it looks like it's from the early 2000's. h1bdata.us just seems simpler and easier to search for what I need. Surprisingly Skadden seems to hire a lot of counsel, much more than others:
http://h1bdata.us/?em=skadden&job_title ... imit=10000
http://h1bdata.us/?em=LATHAM%20WATKINS% ... imit=10000

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Re: Firms that are H1B friendly?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I would say the political environment might be a good thing for international JD graduates. If the minimum salary for H1B visas increases, the number of applicants would drop significantly, which in turn increases the chances for obtaining visas for jobs with biglaw.


This is correct coz H1B abuse is by tech companies based on cheap labor and the current salary requirement, set in the 90s, is 65-70K/year (I may be off a bit on that figure though.) The proposed requirement is ~130k and if that comes about, tech companies are surely gonna scale back on international IT/tech professionals, thereby significantly reducing the H1B subscription.

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Re: Firms that are H1B friendly?

Postby KijiStewart » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:50 pm

I've been informed that Davis Polk is H1B friendly and Paul Weiss is not

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Re: Firms that are H1B friendly?

Postby ghostoftraynor » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:45 am

Kasowitz.

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Re: Firms that are H1B friendly?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:28 am

Latham is H1B friendly

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Re: Firms that are H1B friendly?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:04 pm

Secondhand source: Ropes and Debevoise are not.

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Re: Firms that are H1B friendly?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:04 pm

Wachtell is H1B friendly; as of a few years ago, Cleary was not.

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Re: Firms that are H1B friendly?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:48 pm

KijiStewart wrote:I've been informed that Davis Polk is H1B friendly and Paul Weiss is not


Paul Weiss is definitely H1B friendly. There is so much wrong info on this thread.

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Re: Firms that are H1B friendly?

Postby TheoO » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:52 pm

What is "H1B friendly" exactly? Does it mean that they just don't let you through the door at EIP? If so: how would you know. I doubt they would be open. Or would they revoke their offer? Which I've never heard happen.I know plenty of people with H1B needs who have gone to a whole number of firms.

KijiStewart wrote:I've been informed that Davis Polk is H1B friendly and Paul Weiss is not


I know several people who are at PW and would need H1Bs so this can't be right.

I have to imagine that any of the major firms would be open to H1B sponsorship. Especially those with significant international presence.

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Re: Firms that are H1B friendly?

Postby KijiStewart » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:20 pm

TheoO wrote:What is "H1B friendly" exactly? Does it mean that they just don't let you through the door at EIP? If so: how would you know. I doubt they would be open. Or would they revoke their offer? Which I've never heard happen.I know plenty of people with H1B needs who have gone to a whole number of firms.

KijiStewart wrote:I've been informed that Davis Polk is H1B friendly and Paul Weiss is not


I know several people who are at PW and would need H1Bs so this can't be right.

I have to imagine that any of the major firms would be open to H1B sponsorship. Especially those with significant international presence.


Sorry. It may be that PW is not friendly for green card sponsorship.

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Re: Firms that are H1B friendly?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:45 am

Some of the firms named above do not match one of the links given above: http://www.myvisajobs.com/Lawyers_3-2016OC.htm

Also worth noting that the site lists the number of application filed by the firm, but does not list the number of international applicants the firm has in its pool and the number of international applicants the firm receives in the year.

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Re: Firms that are H1B friendly?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Some of the firms named above do not match one of the links given above: http://www.myvisajobs.com/Lawyers_3-2016OC.htm

Also worth noting that the site lists the number of application filed by the firm, but does not list the number of international applicants the firm has in its pool and the number of international applicants the firm receives in the year.


Are you suggesting that firms sponsor some, but not all, of their foreign associates? No halfway decent firm concerned about its reputation would pull something like that.

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Re: Firms that are H1B friendly?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:49 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Some of the firms named above do not match one of the links given above: http://www.myvisajobs.com/Lawyers_3-2016OC.htm

Also worth noting that the site lists the number of application filed by the firm, but does not list the number of international applicants the firm has in its pool and the number of international applicants the firm receives in the year.


Are you suggesting that firms sponsor some, but not all, of their foreign associates? No halfway decent firm concerned about its reputation would pull something like that.


For H-1B, of course. There's no reason to hire someone if you aren't going to sponsor them for H-1B. But this is absolutely what happens for green cards. The H-1B visa lasts for six years, so sponsorship for a green card doesn't happen until associates are in their 6th year. At that point, most firms would only sponsor associates who they are seriously considering for partner.

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Re: Firms that are H1B friendly?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:55 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Some of the firms named above do not match one of the links given above: http://www.myvisajobs.com/Lawyers_3-2016OC.htm

Also worth noting that the site lists the number of application filed by the firm, but does not list the number of international applicants the firm has in its pool and the number of international applicants the firm receives in the year.


Are you suggesting that firms sponsor some, but not all, of their foreign associates? No halfway decent firm concerned about its reputation would pull something like that.


For H-1B, of course. There's no reason to hire someone if you aren't going to sponsor them for H-1B. But this is absolutely what happens for green cards. The H-1B visa lasts for six years, so sponsorship for a green card doesn't happen until associates are in their 6th year. At that point, most firms would only sponsor associates who they are seriously considering for partner.


Oh, right. Yes that's probably true.

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Re: Firms that are H1B friendly?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:36 pm

H1B friendly? Meaning the firm sponsors your visa twice?
Many top firms, especially the ones with global practice, tend to be H1B friendly.
When I went to a callback interview at PW few years ago, a partner raised my visa issue during an interview. She emphasized how important that issue is and that if I don't get H1B, I would have to leave the country and maybe work in HK or London. She gave me the impression that at that firm, there is no second shot at the H1B lottery.
The H1B policy varies by firm and so it is important that foreigners ask questions about visa policy directly to the firms.

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Re: Firms that are H1B friendly?

Postby M458 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Some of the firms named above do not match one of the links given above: http://www.myvisajobs.com/Lawyers_3-2016OC.htm

Also worth noting that the site lists the number of application filed by the firm, but does not list the number of international applicants the firm has in its pool and the number of international applicants the firm receives in the year.


Are you suggesting that firms sponsor some, but not all, of their foreign associates? No halfway decent firm concerned about its reputation would pull something like that.


For H-1B, of course. There's no reason to hire someone if you aren't going to sponsor them for H-1B. But this is absolutely what happens for green cards. The H-1B visa lasts for six years, so sponsorship for a green card doesn't happen until associates are in their 6th year. At that point, most firms would only sponsor associates who they are seriously considering for partner.


Not necessarily true - know of at least 2 firms (S&C and K&E) who will consider sponsoring for a green card after the first 3-year H-1B period expires.

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Re: Firms that are H1B friendly?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:08 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Some of the firms named above do not match one of the links given above: http://www.myvisajobs.com/Lawyers_3-2016OC.htm

Also worth noting that the site lists the number of application filed by the firm, but does not list the number of international applicants the firm has in its pool and the number of international applicants the firm receives in the year.


Are you suggesting that firms sponsor some, but not all, of their foreign associates? No halfway decent firm concerned about its reputation would pull something like that.



No that's not what i am suggesting. Sorry for being unclear.

I am simply suggesting that the number of H1B sponsored by the firm is not sufficient to tell whether the firm should be considered "international friendly", we also need to consider how many internationals they screened etc.



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