Companies seeking to recruit and retain international workers turn to Waller for legal assistance in placing foreign talent in available positions. Known for our personable and responsive approach, Waller provides pragmatic, tailored, and comprehensive solutions to multi-national and domestic companies, their employees and private individuals, including foreign investors, information technology professionals, engineers, researchers, physicians, musicians and athletes.
For over two decades, our practice has served as trusted advisors in all facets of corporate immigration law, making complex issues more manageable for clients, including:
- Analysis and processing of U.S. visas, permanent residence applications and other immigration benefits
- Immigration training and compliance, including I-9 compliance and social security no-match counseling
- Immigration consequences of mergers, acquisitions and other corporate changes
- Government audits and investigations, including I-9 audits, immigration-related unfair employment practices investigations, H-1B Labor Condition Application Wage & Hour audits and H-1B on-site fraud inspections
- Immigration strategy and corporate policy development.
Our collaborative relationship with other Waller practices—including Labor & Employment, Employee Benefits, Tax and Intellectual Property—delivers to our clients the benefits of integrated legal services across a spectrum of legal matters. It is this interdisciplinary approach on corporate immigration matters that sets our services apart. We recognize and place a high premium on the close connections between a client’s immigration program and its other essential business operations, including its internal employment policies, corporate compliance and governance, and plans for expansion, corporate development, and growth.
Locally, in the healthcare arena, Waller helped to develop Tennessee's Conrad State 30 program for J-1 physician waivers, and secured the first physician waiver in the state under that program.
Working with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Division of the Department of Homeland Security, the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools, and state agencies throughout the country, our team also includes highly experienced non-lawyer immigration specialists with extensive backgrounds in the fields of immigration, labor and employment, and human resources.
In addition to providing personalized service, we make every effort to ensure high-quality immigration services that are both efficient and cost-effective. For example, in order to manage client data in the most secure, cost-effective, and efficient manner possible, we utilize INS Zoom software. Clients benefit greatly from this system, which manages cases and visa applications and is accessible around the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for to our authorized user-clients.