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Our mission is to protect and strengthen American Express through legal expertise and strategic advice that helps our business partners manage risk, identify opportunities, and deliver on the company’s promise of exceptional products and services. Given the dynamic nature of the global payments industry and the valued partnership between our team and the business, we see it as imperative to attract and develop talented people by:
Providing rich work experiences and opportunities for professional development
Recognizing and rewarding those who drive and deliver results
Respecting and valuing diversity, integrity, and personal accountability
This is a growing in-house team that is looking to increase its paralegal team. Candidates for the position should have a minimum of 3+ years of experience in progressive/broad based US business immigration practices.
Here’s just some of what you’ll do in this role:
Interact with and advise senior leadership on complex immigration matters and provide top notch immigration strategic analysis.
Lead and partner with cross-functional stakeholders on team projects to improve immigration function and client servicing
Prepare US employment-based, NIV and IV visa filings to US Dept. of Labor, USCIS, DOS, and CBP.
Gather and review immigration eligibility documents and strategically analyze individuals’ potential immigration options/benefits, including green card eligibility in the EB-1, EB-2 or EB-3 preference category and H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, E-3, TN qualifications. Responding to NIV RFE’s
Communicate clearly and effectively, and independently on immigration benefits, government procedures, and case processing timelines.
Responsible for monitoring and tracking visa expiration dates and filing deadlines for assigned cases.
3+ years of progressive work experience preparing US nonimmigrant filings (including H-1Bs, L-1A/L-1Bs, E-3s, and TNs), as well as US immigrant filings, including EB-2 and EB-3 I-140s, Multi-national Manager and Adjustment of Status Applications
Must be able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, and communicate effectively with clients and governmental agencies, serving as a primary point of contact with the ability to function independently and to exercise discretion and judgment in sensitive matters
Prefer 2 years of current hands-on L-1 experience within overall work experience
Experience with LawLogix case management system is a plus
Bachelor's Degree Preferred
Location: 200 Vesey St, New York, NY 10285
Workplace Flexibility: Hybrid/Virtual
Travel: Little to none
Visa Sponsorship: Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for this position.
At American Express, we know that with the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. Whether we’re supporting our customers’ financial confidence to move ahead, taking commerce to new heights, or encouraging people to explore the world, our colleagues are constantly redefining what’s possible — and we’re proud to back each other every step of the way. When you join #TeamAmex, you become part of a diverse community of over 60,000 colleagues, all with a common goal to deliver an exceptional customer experience every day. We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. That’s why we have Amex Flex, our enterprise working model that provides greater flexibility to colleagues while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite, in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days) or fully virtually.
In order to work in or visit any of our offices in the United States, we require colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.