Masuda Funai is seeking an Associate Attorney who can provide counsel to a wide range of corporate clients on immigration issues.
Prepare and file a wide range of visa petitions, including B-1, H-1B, L-1, E-1, E-2, O-1, TN, etc.
Prepare responses to Requests for Evidence (RFEs)
Counsel clients through the PERM labor certification process
Advise clients on I-9 and EVerify compliance
Respond to clients in a timely, forthright, and professional manner
Manage and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner, and keep supervising attorneys and clients up-to-date on the status of assigned cases
Coordinate and collaborate with immigration attorneys, legal assistants, and assigned staff, as well as provide reasonable support to colleagues
Maintain knowledge of legal developments in all states where admitted, including the timely completion of CLE as required by state licensing boards
Ensure compliance of all local, state and federal laws relating to immigration matters
Self-reporting of all instances where the attorney or the client has been threatened with or actually censured, fined, sanctioned, held in contempt, or barred by any court, agency, or dispute-resolution body
Regularly attend practice group and firm meetings in person
For nearly a century, our cross-border experience and knowledge of the business and legal systems in the U.S. have enabled us to provide exceptional service to our domestic and international clients. Whether we are representing a small corporation entering the U.S. for the first time, or an established global entity with U.S. facilities, we know every aspect of the business life cycle and provide the full range of requisite legal services, from simple matters to highly complex transactions and disputes.
Our firm is among the larger immigration practices in the Midwest, annually representing hundreds of corporate employers from diverse global industries. Our clients include publicly traded companies, privately held corporations, educational institutions, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Our attorneys file approximately 2,500 petitions and applications with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of States (DOS) each year. As proactive legal counsel, we also regularly conduct seminars and tutorials for corporate clients, educational institutions and industry associations on legal issues affecting businesses operating in the U.S., which are particularly of value to foreign-owned companies.
We are proud of our talented professionals, collaborative and supportive work culture, and client-centered approach. Learn more at www.masudafunai.com.
Active license to practice law in any U.S. state
Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
Business-level Japanese language fluency
Superior verbal and written communication skills
Strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Flexible and adaptable with the ability to multi-task
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent time management skills with proven ability to meet deadlines
Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate
Able to work independently in a fast-paced work environment
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
One to two years of professional legal experience representing clients in all aspects of business immigration law including PERM/labor certification processing experience
About Masuda Funai
Masuda Funai removes barriers and eases the process for international companies entering, operating and expanding into the United States. For nearly a century, our cross-border experience and knowledge of the business and legal systems in the U.S. have enabled us to provide solutions to the challenges and assist with the opportunities that our domestic and international clients face. Whether we are representing a small corporation entering the U.S. for the first time, or an established global entity with U.S. facilities, we know every aspect of the business life cycle and provide the full range of requisite legal services, from simple matters to highly complex transactions and disputes.