“Companies seeking educated, talented, motivated and hard-working employees can’t afford to overlook the talent pool of foreign nationals in the United States. The global reach of American companies, their desire to enter foreign markets, the shortage of U.S. talent and the virtues of diversity, including the ability to influence strategies and innovation, lead employers to the rich human capital resources of foreign-born talent.”
Russ provides counsel and representation to academic and research institutions, health care providers, professionals and individuals in all areas of U. S. immigration law. Organizations from a variety of industries are tapping into his vast immigration counsel experience to guide them in establishing uniform policies, maintaining compliance with the burgeoning array of regulations governing this field, and obtaining U.S. status for foreign national employees. As U.S. immigration law grows more complex, Russ advises clients in the areas of business immigration systems, temporary visas, permanent residence visas (“green cards”), consular visa processing, naturalization, I-9, E-Verify, and related human resources issues, investment and job creation visas, establishment of regional centers to attract direct foreign investment, and the impact of immigration law on business transactions.
His efforts have successfully led to engineers, scientists, physicians and other health care workers, software experts, professors, architects, designers, and other professionals obtaining H, L, and TN status. Other work visa successes include achieving O-1 status for extraordinary ability workers, P status for performing artists, J waivers for professionals, and E visas for international investors. He has obtained U.S. permanent residence for international workers under the multinational manager/executive, national interest waiver, and PERM-based labor certification categories.
Russ is a regular speaker at business, community, and continuing legal education seminars on immigration matters. Prior to joining Harris Beach, Russ was a name partner with Brent & Roberts, a boutique immigration firm.