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Brian Schield Adds Immigration Experience to Jackson Lewis in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 3, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce esteemed immigration attorney Brian Schield has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a Principal. 

“Given the complexities of the current political landscape, the intersection between immigration and employment is becoming increasingly important, and it is imperative that we continue to address clients’ needs quickly and effectively in both the compliance and immigration benefits areas,” said Michael Neifach and Amy Peck, Co-Leaders of Jackson Lewis’ Immigration Practice Group. “We are thrilled to add Brian’s 25+ years of experience in business-related immigration matters to our group, where he will be a valuable addition for our clients on the West Coast as well as contribute significantly to our national immigration footprint.”

“We are pleased to continue to attract high-profile laterals such as Brian, who follows our recent addition of Elizabeth Murphy in Los Angeles,” said Mia Farber, Los Angeles Office Managing Principal.  “Brian’s considerable knowledge and experience make him an excellent addition for our office, the firm and most importantly for our clients.”

Mr. Schield has more than 25 years of experience in business-related immigration matters. His clients include large international companies and organizations, with a particular focus on Europe and the Pacific Rim. 

Mr. Schield regularly advises clients on all types of business, professional and family-related immigration and visa matters including labor certification processing through the Department of Labor, non-immigrant and immigrant petitions filed with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and visa applications filed with US consulates abroad. He assists clients in developing their immigration strategy, prepares documentation and oversees processing through US consulates and government agencies. He also represents US businesses in connection with I-9 audits and in defending fines proceedings and prosecutions under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. He has lectured extensively on US immigration policies and procedures over the course of his career.

In 2011, Mr. Schield was presented with the Honorable Benjamin Aranda III Outstanding Public Service Award by the Los Angeles County Bar Association for 17 years of volunteer work with the AIDS Legal Services Project.

Mr. Schield received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and his J.D. from Pepperdine University. 

Jackson Lewis’ Los Angeles office can be reached at (213) 689-0404.


About Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis P.C. is a law firm with more than 800 attorneys in major cities nationwide serving clients across a wide range of practices and industries.  Having built its reputation on providing premier workplace law representation to management, the firm has grown to include leading practices in the areas of government relations, health care and sports law.  The firm’s commitment to client service, depth of expertise and innovation draws clients to Jackson Lewis for excellent value-driven legal advice.

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