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, manufacturing, chemical, advertising, pharmaceutical, 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 efficiently and cost-effectively, he helps them assess their most favorable U.S. immigration options, then develops and implements 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, Matt explains how these changes impact his clients and proposes solutions that enable them to obtain a competitive advantage.
Matt’s practice focuses on:
- Permanent Residency Applications: Designs, develops and implements 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; Matt also focuses on EB-1 petitions for Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researchers and Multinational Managers as well as EB-2 and EB-3 petitions, based on either 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), Professionals from Singapore and Chile (H-1B1) and Treaty Traders/Investors (E-1/E-2)
- Corporate Immigration Compliance: I-9 Policies and Programs, best practices and risk assessment
- Mergers and Acquisitions: Assists organizations contemplating a transaction to assess all the immigration and related issues so they can retain the necessary human capital that may be so important to the deal
Before joining the firm, Matt 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. Matt received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Syracuse University and earned his Juris Doctorate from Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law, where he served as a managing editor of the Villanova Environmental Law Journal.