Leonard John D'arrigo

Leonard John D'arrigo

Harris Beach, PLLC
  • Immigration Law
  • New York
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Summary

Leonard J. D'Arrigo ("L.J.")specializes in corporate and professional immigration at Harris Beach, PLLC involving employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, labor certification, and family-based immigration. He assists a diverse group of U.S. and foreign employers, such as multi-national corporations, religious institutions, and universities to obtain temporary and permanent visas for skilled or professional foreign national employees, including international executives and managers, engineers, researchers, skilled craft workers, medical personnel, scientists and university professors, understanding the impact of immigration issues on corporate operations. Mr. D'Arrigo has also developed an extensive practice in assisting agricultural and seasonal employers in obtaining a legal workforce through the H-2A and H-2B visa programs to meet seasonal employment needs. He assists these employers in navigating through the complex maze of government regulation, and counsels employers on compliance issues. At the same time, Mr. D'Arrigo represents individual foreign-national clients in obtaining immigration benefits through family-based immigration categories. Mr. D'Arrigo is a frequent speaker at Immigration/Employment related conferences and seminars including, New York Farm Bureau, Capital Region Human Resource Association, and various other events.

He received his Juris Doctor from Albany Law School, where he served as the Managing Editor for Lead Articlesfor the Albany Law Environmental Outlook Journal. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. D'Arrigo received the Patrick B. McNamara Prize for the highest standing in labor/employment law. During law school, Mr. D'Arrigo worked as a law clerk at Whiteman Osterman& Hanna, focusing on immigration law. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice/Political Science from the University of Albany - SUNY. Mr. D'Arrigo also worked as a paralegal at Foley, Hoag & Elliot in Boston, MA.

Education
Albany Law School
J.D. | Labor & Employment/Immigration
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Honors: Patrick B. McNamara Prize for achieving the highest standing in the Labor/Employment Law field
Activities: Environmental Outlook Journal – Managing Editor
Professional Experience
Partner - Corporate Immigration
Harris Beach, PLLC
- Current
Assist a diverse group of U.S. and foreign employers, such as multi-national corporations, religious institutions, and universities to obtain temporary and permanent visas for skilled or professional foreign national employees, including international executives and managers, engineers, researchers, skilled craft workers, medical personnel, scientists and university professors. Represent individual foreign-national clients in obtaining immigration benefits through family-based immigration categories.
Immigration Attorney
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP
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Assist a diverse group of U.S. and foreign employers, such as multi-national corporations, religious institutions, and universities to obtain temporary and permanent visas for skilled or professional foreign national employees, including international executives and managers, engineers, researchers, skilled craft workers, medical personnel, scientists and university professors. Represent individual foreign-national clients in obtaining immigration benefits through family-based immigration categories.
Law Clerk
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP
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Research emerging topics in immigration law, including Department of Labor and USCIS regulations. Prepare detailed research memoranda. Provide guidance to corporations and individual foreign national clients on immigration law and employment issues. Draft extensive petition letters and application forms in support of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications for corporate and individual clients. Consult and guide corporate clients in hiring and obtaining work authorization for foreign workers. Research CFR, UCIS, Department of State, and Department of Labor guidance and regulations pertaining to employment and family-based immigration issues. Interview potential clients and assess strength of case.
Publications
Articles & Publications
The School Yard Bully: U.S. Manipulation of International Trade Norms and Safeguard Measures
New York State Bar Association’s NY Business Law Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2 (Fall 2005).
Awards
Patrick B. McNamara Prize
Albany Law School
For highest academic standing in Employment Law
Professional Associations
Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Brokers, Inc.
Voting Member
- Current
New York State Bar # 4372553
Member
- Current
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Greater Capital Region Association of Realtors
Broker/Member
- Current
New York State Association of Realtors
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
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Website
Website
Contact & Map
Harris Beach, PLLC
677 Broadway, Suite 1101
Albany, NY 12207
USA
Telephone: (518) 701-2770