Matthew S. Groban serves as global immigration counsel to multinational corporations as well as small and medium-sized businesses across a broad spectrum of industries including technology, engineering, finance, e-commerce, logistics, advertising, consulting and healthcare. He assists employers with developing global migration programs, including the policies, procedures and protocols so essential for their success. For organizations interested in tapping global talent more efficiently and cost-effectively, he helps them to assess their most favorable U.S. immigration options and then to develop and implement the processes and protocols necessary to secure the employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visas the employees need to work and remain in this country. As immigration laws and policies evolve, Mr. Groban explains how these changes impact his clients and proposes solutions that enable them to obtain a competitive advantage.
Mr. Groban’ s practice focuses on:
Permanent Residency Applications: Design, develop and implement novel, large-scale PERM programs, which can significantly reduce employer costs, fast track the green card process and improve the recruitment and retention of foreign nationals. Mr. Groban’ s practice also focuses on EB-1 petitions for Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researchers and Multinational Managers as well as EB-2 and EB-3 petitions based either on PERM labor certifications or national interest waivers.
Temporary Visa Petitions: Specialty Workers (H-1B), Intracompany Transfers (L-1), Extraordinary Ability (O-1), Canadian and Mexican Professionals (TN), Australian Professionals (E-3) and Professionals and Singapore and Chile (H-1b1)
Corporate Immigration Compliance: I-9 Policies and Programs, best practices and risk assessment
Mergers and Acquisitions: Assisting organizations contemplating a transaction to assess all the immigration and related issues so that they can retain the necessary human capital that may be so important to the deal.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Groban was an associate at a large corporate immigration law firm and in the national Immigration Law Group of mid-sized multi-disciplinary firm in New York. Mr. Groban received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Syracuse University and earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law, where he served as a managing editor of the Villanova Environmental Law Journal.