Who's Who Legal: California
Who's Who Legal: California wrote: "Rated as an 'excellent counsellor' and 'very tech-savvy', recent highlights include assisting on employment verification issues for due diligence relating to a multimillion transaction in the dairy food manufacturing industry. Among other matters, Wald also successfully defended a corporate client to a 'no-fine' finding by the Department of Labor in relation to an H1- B/Labor Condition Application investigation."
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Gregory A. Wald
Gregory Wald’s experience includes representing multinational and Fortune 500 companies and individual clients in all aspects of immigration law including nonimmigrant visas, and immigrant matters regarding multinational executives and managers, individuals of extraordinary ability and professionals.
He has appeared before the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US Department of Labor, US Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review and various federal courts.
From 1997 to 2000 Gregory was an assistant district counsel for the US Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in the Miami and San Francisco districts. In this role, he advised the INS on multiple aspects of immigration, naturalization, criminal and civil law. As a member of the Employer Sanctions Team, he provided analysis and consultation to special agents on the legal sufficiency of Notices of Intent to Fine regarding Form I-9 audits, compliance and worksite enforcement operations.
Gregory is a frequent speaker on business immigration and compliance matters. In 2011 Gregory presented on a panel discussing immigration compliance auditing at the Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance Worksite Immigration Compliance Symposium. He has presented in seminars and conferences of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, ILW.COM’s Technology Immigration: Update From The Trenches, as well as client seminars regarding the latest trends in employment-based immigration and government enforcement actions.
Gregory is also the author of the chapter “Aramark v. SEIU and the Evolution of Constructive Knowledge in Relation to the DHS Social Security No-Match Rule” appearing in The Immigration Compliance Book 2009-2010
. Gregory is co-editor of Survival Tool Kit for the Worksite Enforcement Jungle
(2012 AILA Midyear Conference).
Gregory served as chair of the Northern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association in 2010/2011 and currently serves on the OCAHO Liaison Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. In 2009 he was nominated as one of California’s leading practitioners in the field of corporate immigration and listed in Who’s Who Legal: California
. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for ability and ethics. Gregory is listed as a 2012 Northern California Super Lawyer, a distinction honoring the top 5 percent of lawyers in the area. He is also listed in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America
- Providing counsel and defending against government audits by the US Department of Labor, DHS and the US Department of Justice in matters relating to H-1B dependency, Form I-9 compliance, employer sanctions and immigration-related discrimination.
- Obtaining nonimmigrant and immigrant visa approvals based on extraordinary and outstanding abilities for individuals in the fields of art, entertainment, science and business.
- Providing pro bono representation or volunteering as a mentor to other lawyers for asylum applicants in custody and removal proceedings.
University of Miami, J.D., managing editor, University of Miami Entertainment and Sports Law Review, associate editor, Business Law Journal, 1992Tulane University, B.A., 1988
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