Senior Immigration Paralegal

The Role: Senior Immigration Paralegal
The Grade/Level: (relevant for internal applicants only) GL 9
The Location: New York, NY; Englewood, CO; Dallas, TX; Raleigh, NC

The Team:
The U.S. Immigration Team at S&P Global provides end-to-end immigration legal support for the company’s entire U.S. workforce. We are a collaborative group that bridges immigration compliance with business practicality and are looking for a new team member to dive in and help us build-out a robust, compliance-focused program that employees and businesses can rely on for quick and effective guidance.

The Impact:
The Sr. Immigration Paralegal will play a multifaceted role developing and implementing immigration strategy across business lines. The position will function as a key liaison with employees, business leaders, HR, Global Mobility, Talent Acquisition and outside counsel to ensure exceptional and thoughtful service.

What’s in it For You:
We have an exciting new in-house opportunity for an immigration paralegal experienced with both NIV and IV matters. As the Sr. Immigration Paralegal, you will take on a full spectrum of immigration cases spanning H-1B, TN, PERM, L-1, I-140 (including multinational manager), AOS and RFE responses but you will also do more than case work.

  • Take a lead working with businesses, HR, and other stakeholders on our intracompany transferee program as well as handling complex virtual working and compliance scenarios.
  • Be writing creative legal arguments, not just working on templates.
  • Balance business needs with a people-first mindset.
  • Play a role in policy development and program management.

Looking for a candidate who independent, detail oriented, willing to learn and to be part of a team that is committed to providing excellent legal services.

  • Serve as an immigration lead and direct employee contact for the Company’s immigration program. Must be able to independently prepare H-1B, L-1, PERM, I-140 and AOS materials from intake to filing.
  • Liaise with businesses, HR, and foreign national employees regularly. Provide excellent, sensitive, and responsive client service.
  • Must be comfortable hosting calls with managers and the employees to advise on NIV and IV processes, and the challenges of the immigration climate.
  • Escalate issues or problems appropriately to Immigration Program Manager, Immigration Attorney(s) or outside counsel.
  • Prepare RFE responses in collaboration with Immigration Attorney, Program Manager, and/or outside counsel.
  • Prepare H-1B and PERM cases from intake to filing. For example, prepare PERM strategy plans, file prevailing wage determinations, maintain PERM audit file, prepare ads, and finalize ETA 9089 for filing. In addition, candidate must be comfortable in researching alternative Dept of Labor occupational categories and prevailing wages and preparing extensive H-1B petitions to demonstrate the job qualifies as a “specialty occupation.”
  • Work closely with the Immigration Legal Team members on strategies and best practices for NIV and IV cases, and Company compliance projects (i.e., I-9 audits and Public Access File maintenance).
  • Keep the database management systems updated and accurate with new legal notices, filings, and expirations.
  • Maintain status reports to track heavy case load volume as well as monitor expiration dates, filing deadlines, and priority dates.

What We’re Looking For:

  • 5+ years of corporate immigration experience working directly with foreign national clients, HR, and businesses to prepare H-1B, PERM, L-1, I-140 (including multinational manager), AOS and RFE responses.
  • Experience writing and preparing legal arguments, especially in the L-1 category.
  • Must have experience with immigration database systems, i.e. LawLogix, Tracker, etc.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Experience creating new immigration templates and self-service toolkits.
  • Proficiency in reporting and data-based analytics to steer program management.

Flexible Working:
We pride ourselves on our agility and diversity, and we welcome requests to work flexibly. For most roles, flexible hours and/or an element of remote working are usually possible. Please talk to us at interview about the type of arrangement that is best for you. We will always try to be adaptable wherever we can.

Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $58,300 to $115,850. Final base salary for this role will be based on the individual’s geographical location as well as experience and qualifications for the role.

In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.

This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit link

About Company:
S&P Global delivers essential intelligence that powers decision making. We provide the world’s leading organizations with the right data, connected technologies and expertise they need to move ahead. As part of our team, you’ll help solve complex challenges that equip businesses, governments and individuals with the knowledge to adapt to a changing economic landscape.

Equal Opportunity Employer
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only:The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.

203 – Entry Professional (EEO Job Group) (inactive), 20 – Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), LGLLGL202.1 – Middle Professional Tier I (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 286496
Posted On: 2023-05-13
Location: New York, New York, United States

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