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Business Immigration Associate Attorney

Location :  Raleigh Position :  Lateral Attorney Seniority Level :  Associate

Position Summary:

We have the opportunity for experienced immigration attorneys to join us in Raleigh, NC and assume a major role in our expanding business immigration practice. The immigration practice group employs over 70 immigration attorneys and 120 paraprofessionals.

Ogletree Deakins has one of the largest Business Immigration practices in the United States and provides a wide range of legal services for employers seeking temporary business visas and permanent residence on behalf of foreign national employees. We provide comprehensive immigration services to clients of all sizes, including numerous Fortune 500 companies. Our practice is designed to provide superior client service. Our attorneys are proactive in handling client matters, from case initiation to case strategy/planning to the successful completion of the case.

Our Raleigh office is home to the firm’s managing shareholder and houses our largest team of innovative immigration experts. To learn more about what makes the city of Raleigh such a great place to live and work browse the Visit Raleigh website (click here). Relocation assistance may be available, depending on experience.


  • Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing. During employment, must meet requirements for continuing licensure for law practice.
  • Four or more years of business immigration experience.
  • Extensive experience with PERM applications, H-1B, L-1, TN and E visas.
  • Excellent writing, organizational and research skills. 
  • Candidates must possess experience in a fast-paced, high-volume business immigration work environment. 


Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our attorneys including: comprehensive training and development programs including an annual firm-wide Attorney Retreat, CLE and bar admission expense reimbursement, several competitive annual bonus programs, 401(k) plan, affordable health and life insurance including dental and vision coverage, flexible spending accounts to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc to provide 24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video, employee assistance program, back-up childcare program and a paid parental leave on-ramping program.

Contact Information:

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter and law school transcript through the "APPLY NOW" button at the top of the page. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please reach out to Whitney Dickey at whitney.dickey@ogletreedeakins.com with “Raleigh Immigration Associate” in the subject line. To learn more about what it’s like to work at Ogletree Deakins and to keep up to date with all of our opportunities, follow us on Twitter @JobsAtOgletree and visit our LinkedIn Life Page.

Firm Overview:

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has 850 lawyers located in 53 offices across the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico. Ogletree Deakins has been named a “Law Firm of the Year” for eight consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”.  In 2019, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law category. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm. 

Equal Opportunity Employer.