MichelleGergerian

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Michelle is the Practice Lead of the Global Immigration Group at Seyfarth.


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Michelle assists clients in all aspects of corporate immigration, including nonimmigrant visa, permanent residency, and citizenship applications. Michelle represents top multinational organizations across a wide range of industries, including technology, consulting, staffing, life sciences, financial services, and professional services. Michelle provides advisory services to clients’ HR and Talent Acquisition teams and legal departments to build effective immigration programs and understand the business impact of an ever-changing immigration landscape.

In addition to her US immigration portfolio, Michelle leads Seyfarth’s Global Immigration Practice and assists clients with their global mobility needs, including the practical and programmatic aspects of obtaining work permits and entry documents for foreign country assignments. Michelle also manages relationships with an extensive network of immigration specialists in foreign countries. Michelle is often called upon by business leadership and stakeholders for counsel on strategic global mobility decisions, while ensuring compliance and managing risk.

Prior to joining Seyfarth, Michelle served as the National Director of Education for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in Washington, DC, managing the field of immigration education programs for more than 11,000 immigration lawyers. She has served as the Managing Editor of numerous AILA publications and as a presenter on nonprofit association management issues. Prior to her work with AILA, Michelle started her immigration career at a prominent, Boston-based immigration boutique firm.

Michelle earned her JD from Suffolk University Law School and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science with a concentration in law, politics, and the courts from Suffolk University. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association at the national and local chapter levels.

  • JD, Suffolk University Law School
  • BS, Suffolk University

    Cum laude

  • Massachusetts