Leonard John D'Arrigo

Leonard John D'Arrigo

Harris Beach, PLLC
  • Immigration Law
  • New York
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Summary

L.J. D’Arrigo is a Partner & Co-Leader of the Immigration Practice Group at Harris Beach, PLLC, one of the country’s Top 250 law firms. Although his practice is nationwide, he is based at Harris Beach's Capital Region & New York City offices. L.J. specializes in corporate/professional immigration involving employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, as well as family-based immigration. L.J. is counsel to the largest system of universities in the U.S., the largest public health care system in the U.S., and the largest commercial landscape company in the U.S. He represents our nation's top employers, including state university & hospital systems, multi-national corporations & seasonal businesses in securing employment-based visas and counseling employers on compliance issues. He maintains expertise in assisting technology companies in developing/managing global mobility programs for 3rd-party placements. He represents companies and research institutions in importing highly-skilled labor to fuel growth. He provides training to employers across the country on I-9 compliance and conducts due diligence reviews for large-scale corporate transactions. L.J. also maintains one of the largest H-2A/H-2B practices in the U.S. He is a nationally recognized leader in the processing of seasonal visas for Ag employers, the landscaping industry, and the thoroughbred racing industry, as well as in providing guidance on compliance issues. He has assisted in the drafting of legislation affecting seasonal businesses. L.J. was named one the nation's Top Influencers in Law for 2019 by The Business Journals. He is a 2013 honoree of the Capital Region Business Review's 40 Under Forty award, exemplifying leadership in business and community involvement, and recipient of Super Lawyers'? New York Rising Star designation (2014-2016). L.J. is past Chair of the Upstate NY Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law

    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiance Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas

Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Professional Experience
Partner - Corporate Immigration
Harris Beach, PLLC
- Current
Assist a diverse group of U.S. and foreign employers, such as multi-national corporations, religious institutions, and universities to obtain temporary and permanent visas for skilled or professional foreign national employees, including international executives and managers, engineers, researchers, skilled craft workers, medical personnel, scientists and university professors. Represent individual foreign-national clients in obtaining immigration benefits through family-based immigration categories.
Immigration Attorney
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP
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Assist a diverse group of U.S. and foreign employers, such as multi-national corporations, religious institutions, and universities to obtain temporary and permanent visas for skilled or professional foreign national employees, including international executives and managers, engineers, researchers, skilled craft workers, medical personnel, scientists and university professors. Represent individual foreign-national clients in obtaining immigration benefits through family-based immigration categories.
Law Clerk
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP
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Research emerging topics in immigration law, including Department of Labor and USCIS regulations. Prepare detailed research memoranda. Provide guidance to corporations and individual foreign national clients on immigration law and employment issues. Draft extensive petition letters and application forms in support of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications for corporate and individual clients. Consult and guide corporate clients in hiring and obtaining work authorization for foreign workers. Research CFR, UCIS, Department of State, and Department of Labor guidance and regulations pertaining to employment and family-based immigration issues. Interview potential clients and assess strength of case.
Education
Albany Law School
J.D. | Labor & Employment/Immigration
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Honors: Patrick B. McNamara Prize for achieving the highest standing in the Labor/Employment Law field
Activities: Environmental Outlook Journal – Managing Editor
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Awards
Top Influencers in Law
The Business Journals
40 Under Forty
The Business Journals
This honor recognizes recognizes 40 young professionals and leaders under the age of forty who exemplify leadership in their business accomplishments and community involvement.
Patrick B. McNamara Prize
Albany Law School
For highest academic standing in Employment Law
Professional Associations
Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Brokers, Inc.
Voting Member
- Current
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New York State Bar  # 4372553
Member
- Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Greater Capital Region Association of Realtors
Broker/Member
- Current
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New York State Association of Realtors
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The School Yard Bully: U.S. Manipulation of International Trade Norms and Safeguard Measures
New York State Bar Association’s NY Business Law Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2 (Fall 2005).
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
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Contact & Map
Harris Beach, PLLC
677 Broadway, Suite 1101
Albany, NY 12207
Telephone: (518) 701-2770