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Senior Paralegal, Immigration

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 945477BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Apr. 06, 2022

Job Summary:

The Corporate Legal Immigration Department provides legal advice to all business units regarding U.S. immigration-law matters, prepares immigration cases, and supervises cases assigned to outside counsel. The Senior Paralegal is responsible for detailed client communication, case analysis, and case preparation (completing government forms, drafting briefs, assembling exhibits, etc.), with emphasis on H‑1Bs and TNs for technical positions in Disney’s streaming businesses.

Responsibilities:

Apply U.S. immigration law to evaluate work-visa cases; review documents and information submitted by clients for relevance, accuracy, and completeness; communicate with team members and clients during all phases of the immigration process (e.g., to request additional information, explain potential issues and solutions, provide status updates, and answer procedural questions); enter data in case-management system; analyze wage data provided by Compensation to ensure compliance with U.S. Department of Labor and USCIS regulations; draft visa petitions (government forms and persuasive briefs) and related legal documents for review by attorney; draft correspondence to clients and government agencies

Basic Qualifications:

Experience with PERM and I‑140 cases for technical positions
5+ years of experience in preparing and filing employment-based visa petitions, with emphasis on H‑1Bs and IT-related TN classifications.
Demonstrated experience and expertise in USCIS and DOL H‑1B requirements; assessing AC21-extension eligibility; independently performing prevailing wage determinations and actual wage analyses; filing LCAs;
Preparing public access files; drafting H‑1B and TN petitions, persuasive briefs and explanatory correspondence; excellent legal research skills;
Strong verbal and written communication skills; preparing and organizing extremely detail-oriented documents; strong analytical and critical-thinking skills;
Ability to work independently with limited supervision, and effectively with multiple team members;
Perform calmly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment; ability to interact with broad range of clients and business areas

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • ABA-approved Paralegal Certification or equivalent experience as set forth by California Business and Profession Code, Section 6450 (c)

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with TWDC Enterprises 18 Corp., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

TWDC Enterprises 18 Corp. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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