Roger Y. Tsai

Roger Y. Tsai

Holland & Hart LLP

Recognized since 2014

Denver, Colorado

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Immigration Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Immigration Law
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Companies large and small frequently engage Roger to provide counsel on a broad spectrum of employment and immigration issues.

With extensive experience and a national reputation for being at the forefront of change in immigration law, Roger is able to find positive solutions to his clients' varied needs.

Roger counsels universities and companies in the healthcare, technology, and energy sectors on securing temporary and permanent visas for foreign national employees, including H-1B visas and permanent resident status. He also represents companies under investigation by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and helps companies perform internal audits of their employment eligibility documents. He leads the firm's immigration practice which was recently recognized by Chambers USA as an “increasingly strong immigration practice.”

Roger is a strong advocate on immigration issues nationally. As a member of the Board of Governors for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), an organization that represents more than 10,000 immigration attorneys nationwide, Roger testified on landmark state immigration laws before the Utah State Legislature. He has also spoken at national conferences for the Federal Bar Association and the AILA on immigration worksite enforcement. Roger's articles on immigration have been published by the American Bar Association and the AILA. He was the first non-Hispanic member of Governor Herbert's Hispanic Advisory Council, and was instrumental in finding common ground on the divisive issue of immigration through dialogue between state lawmakers and the Hispanic community.

A dedicated community servant, Roger has successfully represented several asylum seekers pro bono from China, Kosovo, Guatemala, and Ethiopia. Outside the practice of law, he has led numerous projects as president of the Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce and as a board member of the Society of Human Resource Management to engage and strengthen Utah's minority community.

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Roger was an attorney in the Salt Lake City office of Parsons, Behle & Latimer.

Contact & Links


  • 555 Seventeenth Street, Suite 3200
    Denver, CO 80202-3979

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, Utah State Bar
  • Texas, State Bar of Texas


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association - Member
  • Salt Lake Chamber Immigration Task Force - Board Member
  • Society for Human Resource Management - Board of Directors

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Immigration Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Immigration Law, Salt Lake City (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Immigration Law


  • Young Lawyer of the Year 2010, Utah State Bar
  • Named one of Utah’s “Forty Under 40” by Utah Business Magazine in 2010
  • Recognized by Mountain States Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star," 2012-2013


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