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Associate / Sr. Associate Attorney

About Meltzer Hellrung

In a world where talent knows no borders, accessing and retaining the best professionals is a challenge faced by many companies. Meltzer Hellrung understands the complexities of immigration and responds with strategic solutions.

We strive to be the “new generation immigration solutions” provider with an innovative spirit to disrupt and constantly improve the immigration process for companies, employees and their families.

Founded in 2014, Meltzer Hellrung leverages technology, a service-oriented mindset, and a compassionate approach to assist high-growth corporations in scaling their immigration programs, increasing their access to talent, and expanding operations into new markets.

We offer client services with a personal touch of a small firm, with the resources and global scale of a large firm.

Our benefits

Our values describe the essence of our firm:

  • Innovation: We nurture a culture of innovation and creativity, challenging the status quo to improve the client experience, grow the company, and develop as professionals
  • Collaboration: We champion collaboration through transparency, accountability and respect
  • Authenticity: Be your authentic self, following a path of compassion and support for colleagues and those we help through the immigration process

At Meltzer Hellrung we seek to be a place where all employees can have fulfilling and challenging careers. Despite the rigorous demands of immigration law, we want our employees to also have a work-life balance. To this end, Meltzer Hellrung has partnered with Blueboard to celebrate employee anniversaries. The Blueboard employee anniversary program allows employees to choose experiences that challenge their comfort zone, indulge in their passions, or let them try something totally new.

About Voyager

We launched our proprietary immigration platform in 2022 to ensure that we deliver on our promise of service that is transparent, fast, and secure. Voyager appropriately reduces information silos to ensure important case and immigration status details are available to all stakeholders, reducing communication burdens and overall confusion. Key Voyager features include:

  • Track case progression
  • Check key filing dates
  • Confirm successful invoice payments
  • View granular task ownership and due dates
About the Attorney Role

The firm’s Associate Attorney will support and lead companies through the process of securing visas and green cards for foreign national employees. Meltzer Hellrung’s clients span from individual entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies.

The Associate Attorney is fundamentally responsible for helping clients make strategic decisions in hiring employees, determining what visas to apply for, and the best way to secure those benefits. The Associate Attorney will cross functionally work with other attorneys and paralegals to prepare and review petitions to the USCIS, Department of Labor, CBP, and the Department of State.

The job is fast paced, and the Associate Attorney may work on 10-15 different client matters per day. A significant part of the job is responding to communication from clients by email and phone.

Location: Offered in Chicago and remotely.

Attorneys located outside of Chicago are expected to report to the Chicago office for two weeks upon starting for training. In addition, remote attorneys are expected to come to Chicago once per quarter for firm events. The firm will cover the cost of travel.

  • Evaluate cases and assist in providing case strategies and/or solutions to issues
  • Guide clients and employees through immigration processes
  • Conduct regular phone calls with clients regarding legal updates, immigration process updates, company immigration policy, and best practices
  • Review petitions and responses to governmental inquiries for US immigration benefits prepared by paralegals and junior attorneys
  • Review petitions for global immigration benefits prepared by paralegals and external counsel partners
  • Respond to client and foreign national communication
  • Maintain relationships with points of contact throughout their careers
  • Provides support and leadership to assigned team(s),including junior attorneys and paralegals
  • Provide coverage for attorneys on vacation and leave of absence
  • May liaise with other attorneys or departments in the firm on projects and initiatives
  • Perform legal research and prepare legal memoranda and/or legal briefs
Experience Required:
  • Licensed attorney in the United States
  • At least three years of experience in a business immigration environment
  • Demonstrated expertise with the following NIV visa types: H-1B, H-1B1, E-3, TN, L-1, O-1
  • Demonstrated expertise with all stages of the PERM process, including: PERM, I-140, and Adjustment of Status
  • Experience working with entrepreneurs and start-ups on E-2, O-1, NIW, and EB-1A petitions is strongly desired
  • An attorney who has a demonstrated ability to generate and keep clients is strongly desired.



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Meltzer Hellrung is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Meltzer Hellrung prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.