Successful immigration programs comply with the laws and regulations of every relevant jurisdiction. BAL has an entire team of professionals – Compliance Services – to assist our clients with compliance around the world. We provide fully-outsourced compliance, ongoing legal support, and auditing and investigation for proactive and defensive situations. All of BAL’s compliance services make use of our firm-wide legal expertise and integrated technology support.

While compliance permeates every service offering of our firm, there are situations when the engagement of our Compliance Services Team is warranted, including the following:

Investigations

For clients involved with civil or criminal immigration matters, BAL offers unique investigatory experience and capabilities. For example, BAL served as lead immigration counsel in the largest civil and criminal investigation ever brought by the U.S. federal government. We have also successfully represented numerous other clients in connection with audits and investigations by government agencies around the world.

Right to Work Laws

We provide strategic counsel to clients regarding right-to-work laws around the world. One of the largest such government programs is the U.S. Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 and the U.S. government-sponsored E-Verify program. BAL works with many of the largest, most technologically advanced companies in the United States to run compliant I-9 and E-Verify programs. Our team has experience with a wide range of electronic I-9 software systems and knows how to navigate the complexities of state-level E-Verify obligations. We also conduct proactive and defensive I-9 and E-Verify audits, help companies draft and implement I-9 and E-Verify policies, and provide training for your in-house professionals. BAL is a recognized thought leader on I-9 and E-Verify issues. Our firm has testified before the U.S. Congress regarding employment verification issues, and we have helped analyze and draft many of the legislative proposals related to the next generation of electronic verification. BAL has also served as immigration counsel in two of the largest I-9 investigations ever brought by the U.S. federal government, and we are the clear leader for sensitive I-9 investigations.

Business Visas

Compliance is a huge issue for visitors with business visas, and the key challenge here is obtaining the proper visa for a particular trip. We focus on making compliance an integral component of the business visa process. See Business Visas for more information.