Caroline is chair of the firm's immigration law practice and has extensive experience counseling and representing employers in all facets of employment-based immigration.
She represents employers in a broad array of sectors including: industrial/manufacturing, financial services, technology and communications, professional services, higher education and health care.
Caroline’s immigration practice focuses on the representation of employers in the preparation, filing and adjudication of employment-based applications for temporary (non-immigrant) workers (including H-1B, H-3, L-1A, L-1B, E-1, E-2, E-3, O, and TN (NAFTA) petitions). In addition, she assists employers in their efforts to obtain employment-based permanent residency (green card) status for their employees in EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 categories. She has substantial experience in navigating employers through the Permanent Employment Certification process (PERM), including counseling on prevailing wage and recruitment issues. Caroline also routinely counsels clients on the F-1 student visa category, including issues related to Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT), the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)), as well as the J visa exchange visitor category (including obtainment of J visa waivers). She advises multi-national businesses on non-immigrant international travel issues and B visitor visas.
In addition to her employment-based practice, Caroline also has experience in various family-based petitions, both for non-immigrant status and immigrant status (i.e. family-based green cards). Furthermore, she advises and assists individuals in the preparation and adjudication of N-400 naturalization petitions.
Caroline frequently counsels employers on other employment / immigration-related matters such as Labor Condition Applications (LCAs), public access files, prevailing wage issues, employee work authorization, E-Verify, I-9 compliance issues and Social Security No-Match matters. She works with and has represented employers facing audits and enforcement actions by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Labor (DOL).