Greenberg Traurig Immigration Practice Adds Shaoul Aslan, Matthew Virkstis in Northern Virginia
The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added attorneys Shaoul Aslan and Matthew Virkstis to the Business Immigration & Compliance Practice in its Northern Virginia office. Before joining the firm, they were most recently at Squire Patton Boggs and Cartwright & Associates, respectively.
"We are thrilled to have Shaoul Aslan and Matthew Virkstis join our growing Immigration Practice in Northern Virginia, further bolstering our already-existing national presence," said Laura Reiff, Northern Virginia co-managing shareholder and co-chair of the Business Immigration & Compliance Practice and Global Human Capital Solutions.
"Their broad experience – Shaoul Aslan's unique focus on immigration matters for corporate clients coupled with Matthew Virkstis' legislative know-how regarding immigration law and regulation with immigration issues—is a perfect fit for Greenberg Traurig," said Martha Schoonover, shareholder and co-chair of the Business Immigration & Compliance Practice. "This strategic expansion of our Immigration Practice will better serve our clients."
Aslan focuses his practice on a wide range of immigration and nationality matters, representing corporate clients and individuals before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly Immigration and Naturalization Service), the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Labor. Specifically, he counsels corporate clients and family companies on immigration matters pertaining to international transfer of personnel and other immigration-related issues. He also advises individuals on both nonimmigrant and immigrant visa options, as well as citizenship and retention or relinquishment of permanent residency status.
Virkstis, who had previously worked as senior counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, now focuses his practice on business immigration laws and regulations affecting U.S. and foreign companies, as well as related policy, political, and oversight issues. He is experienced in advising trade associations and development companies on the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program and issues related to adjudication of immigration petitions seeking approval to obtain financing for major infrastructure projects.
Aslan received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, his M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Queens College. Virkstis received his J.D., cum laude, from Vermont Law School, where he was a member of the Vermont Law Review and his B.A., with honors, from the University of Vermont.
About Greenberg Traurig's Business Immigration & Compliance Group
Greenberg Traurig's Business Immigration and Compliance Group is a multidisciplinary business immigration practice representing businesses, organizations, and individuals from around the world on a wide range of immigration-related matters. The group has achieved international recognition for legal advocacy, results-oriented service, and responsiveness to its clients. Greenberg Traurig's Inside Business Immigration blog addresses the latest developments affecting employers, including the E-Verify program, Form I-9 compliance, Department of Labor issues (H-1B, H-2B and LCA), identity fraud in the workplace, electronic Forms I-9s, EB-5 investor regional center compliance, and ICE worksite enforcement audits.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite and among the most "Tech Savvy." It was on the 2013-2015 BTI Client Service 30 listings of firms "most recognized by clients for providing excellent client service," and one of the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard "Power Elite," based on the nature and strength of its client relationships.
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