Angelo Paparelli is a Partner in the Immigration Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Seyfarth’s Immigration Group brings seasoned professionals, intelligent technology, and a global platform to manage the worldwide needs of clients for immigration and visa benefits and for corporate immigration-compliance programs. Our immigration services are delivered in ways that foster successful, long-term relationships. We have maintained relationships with many of our corporate clients.
Specific Practice Areas
U.S. Inbound Immigration Services
Our attorneys provide comprehensive business immigration services across virtually all areas of U.S. immigration law, including strategic planning and advice, case production, filing and monitoring, and development and implementation of corporate policies and training programs pertaining to business immigration. Our clients cover a broad sector base, including information technology, automotive, financial services and banking, telecommunications, university faculty, scholars and students, staffing, pharmaceuticals, life sciences and biotechnology, engineering, manufacturing, construction, real estate development, athletics, and the performing arts.
Global Mobility Services
We draw upon our extensive experience in obtaining global visas and work permits to provide comprehensive immigration services for employees headed to foreign-country assignments. Whether seeking assistance with the foreign relocation of a single executive or an entire business unit, employers depend on Seyfarth to understand their immigration needs at both the local and international levels.
Workforce Authorization Compliance
Seyfarth’s Workforce Authorization Team (SWATeam) assists clients with the increasingly complex landscape involving Form I-9 employment eligibility verification issues (including E-Verify participation), social security no-match letter best practices, state-employment verification laws and regulations, government audits, worksite raids, and associated matters.
Seyfarth aggressively uses technology and process to deliver high quality legal services efficiently and cost-effectively. We use both off-the-shelf programs and in-house systems and processes to increase our efficiency and productivity—resulting in cost savings and consistently high quality services for our clients. For example, our Internet-based case management system ImmSTAR provides access for each foreign national employee, their HR professionals, and senior management, enabling them to access real-time case information, to generate comprehensive and highly customized reports covering the cases for which they have responsibility, and to initiate cases/ provide data on-line.
Lean Six Sigma Process – SeyfarthLean
Seyfarth is engaged in a comprehensive analysis of its business and operational processes using Lean Six Sigma process improvement methodologies. Lean Six Sigma is a highly disciplined, statistically measurable process by which we focus on achieving operational excellence by: listening to the voice of the client; reducing complexity and variation; measuring and reducing error rates; and reducing overall cycle time. The Six Sigma analysis of our primary product lines has resulted in a number of process changes that allow us to deliver solutions more efficiently and accurately. The process-driven retooling of our major product lines means that our work product is efficiently prepared, seamlessly delivered, and produced in a standardized (and thus predictable) format—saving our clients time and effort in the review of immigration filings.