Erin Farrell practices exclusively in the area of immigration law. Erin joined the firm after seven years as in-house immigration counsel with Microsoft Corporation where she developed expertise in establishing, maintaining and improving corporate immigration policies and procedures. Prior to her work in-house, Erin was in private practice where she worked with a wide range of clients and industries including Fortune 500 pharmaceutical, e-commerce, healthcare systems as well as research institutions and universities.
Erin has assisted thousands of individuals to obtain temporary and permanent status in the United States. She understands the importance of carefully navigating the complex U.S. immigration system to minimize complications for employees, managers, business partners and other stakeholders. She is also skilled in successfully implementing large-scale comprehensive compliance programs across various industries. In her in-house role, Erin gained particular in-depth experience redesigning and managing corporate programs supporting international business travel and cross-border team initiatives to meet business needs and ensure regulatory compliance.
Erin has written and presented on a wide variety of immigration topics including EB-1 green cards, the National Visa Center, job changes and NIV/IV responsibilities and risks, complex maintenance of status concerns, the H-1B cap and workforce planning, global business travel, employment-based preference categories, the Diversity Visa Program, I-9 compliance, among many others. Erin first developed an interest in immigration law while serving as a State Department Intern for Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin during the early days of the Irish peace process. This first-hand experience of the role of immigration in international relations spurred Erin to attend law school and dedicate her career to the practice of immigration law.