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Oct 21, 2022

In this episode, Kathryn welcomes Grant Sovern, a Partner of Quarles & Brady LLP, to talk about his area of concentration: Employment immigration. Grant recalls how he shifted to immigration law and describes the challenges of working as an immigration lawyer. Additionally, Grant shares his work with Afghan refugees and where the immigration law stands on this.

Who’s The Guest?
Grant Sovern is the chair of Quarles & Brady's national business immigration practice. He works primarily on managing the employment immigration issues for employers and employees, specifically, nonimmigrant visas such as the H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN, and immigrant visas (permanent residence) through employment means such as outstanding researcher, extraordinary ability, and labor certification. He also counsels companies on developing, maintaining, and defending immigration compliance programs. Grant speaks on panels and at seminars on immigration issues affecting employers and employees across the country and has served as an Adjunct Professor, teaching Immigration Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

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    Episode Highlights
  • Why Grant Sovern decided to go to law school
  • The process of shifting to immigration law
  • Grant’s work with Afghan refugees
  • The challenges of working as an immigration lawyer
  • The legalities of the Afghan refugees: Where the immigration law stands on it?

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