We focus our representation on securing employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visas for our clients’ global workforces, though our representation necessarily includes related family-based immigration matters as well. 

Who We Represent

Our clients span the spectrum from entrepreneurs to large public corporations and operate in a broad range of industries, including automobile manufacturing, computer-related consulting services, retailers, universities, hospitals, logistics, information technology, electronics and financial services.

What We Do

Our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys work with immigration specialist paralegals and support staff and the latest technical and automated tools to provide effective and efficient solutions to immigration problems. 

We advise clients on the types of visas to best serve their needs for foreign and domestic operations, mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings and divestitures, and maintaining the work authorization of foreign nationals.

We also advise clients on important immigration-related employment issues, such as employment eligibility, verification and recordkeeping requirements.  We help clients establish new compliance programs, assess the effectiveness of existing compliance programs and advise on critical improvements.  In addition, our lawyers focus on strategic planning with clients to avoid immigration-related problems.  We regularly monitor changes in laws and regulations to inform clients of new developments and assist them in complying with new requirements.

Non-Immigrant Visa Services

  • B-1 Business Visitors
  • E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Investors
  • E-3 Skilled Workers from Australia
  • F-1 Foreign Students (Curricular Practical Training, Optional Practical Training and STEM OPT)
  • J-1 Exchange Visitors (including foreign medical graduates and researchers) & related waivers
  • H-1B Professional Workers, H-1B1/H-2A/H-2B/H-3 Workers
  • L-1A/L-1B Intracompany Transferees Multinational Managers/Executives & Specialized Knowledge Workers, including Blanket L-1 petitions
  • O-1 Extraordinary Ability Individuals
  • O-2 Support Personnel
  • P-1 Athletes & Performing Groups
  • TN USMCA Professionals

Immigrant Visa Services

  • PERM applications, including special handling cases (employment-based second and third preference categories)
  • Extraordinary Ability immigrant visa petitions
  • Outstanding Researcher/Professor Immigrant visa petitions
  • Multinational Manager/Executive Immigrant visa petitions
  • National Interest Waiver petitions
  • Applications to adjust status/consular processing

Immigration-Related Services

  • Counseling U.S. and multinational corporations on compliance with U.S. immigration regulations regarding the verification of employment eligibility and the maintenance of records
  • Providing training to employers to avoid liability
  • Establishing corporate guidelines for employers to permit them to evaluate and monitor the visa status of foreign nationals in their employ
  • Defending businesses threatened with government-imposed sanctions for alleged violations of U.S. immigration laws, including the anti-discrimination provisions intended to prevent immigration-related discrimination


Vorys has been ranked in Ohio for immigration in the prestigious Chambers USA guide.  In its 2023 edition, Chambers highlighted:

  • "The firm offers very accurate and effective case handling.  The lawyers are very knowledgeable and creative."
  • "They understand our business needs, and handle our immigration matters in a timely manner.  It is a strong team."

News & Insights


  • Educational Resources
    for HR Professionals

    The Vorys labor and employment team has developed an educational platform – Vorys at Work – to provide important updates and training for HR professionals and in-house counsel on labor and employment law trends, employee benefits issues, developments, decisions and law changes from across the U.S.  From frequent alerts and blog posts to complimentary webinars and podcast episodes, Vorys at Work provides critical information in a vast array of formats.

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