Bo is a Partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office, and leads the firm's Government Strategies and Compliance Group. He provides strategic business immigration advice to a variety of clients, including companies, hospitals, research institutions, schools, and universities. Bo served as General Counsel of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) from 1999 until February 2003, when he was responsible for the transition of immigration services to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He was principal legal advisor to the INS during two administrations, at a time when immigration ranked among the most sensitive issues on the national public policy agenda.
Bo has testified frequently before the U.S. Congress, and has made many television, radio, and print media appearances, including the Newshour with Jim Lehrer, Sixty Minutes, Nightline, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, BBC Radio, CBC Radio, and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. Bo was involved in negotiating immigration-related agreements between the U.S. and other governments, and has acted as a U.S. delegate to international organizations.
Bo has had an extensive pro bono practice, addressing asylum, Convention Against Torture, and a wide range of other immigration issues for clients in need of donated legal services.