For most companies, immigration is a matter of procedure and a challenge of compliance, and for some, immigration goals are pursued at the policy-making level. For nearly four decades, BAL has been helping clients around the world understand, navigate, and influence immigration law and policy. Our Government Strategies Team successfully leverages our technical expertise, political insights, and deep connections with government leaders and government bodies to help our clients achieve their goals.

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BAL‘s Government Strategies Team is primarily composed of former federal government officials, with a combined U.S. government experience in immigration agencies spanning multiple decades.  We offer clients the unrivaled strength and global reach of the world’s preeminent immigration firm, along with the personalized service of a boutique firm.

BAL Government Strategies Team

Our Government Strategies Team is managed by Lynden Melmed, who served as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Immigration Subcommittee and as Chief Counsel of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The team also includes other attorneys with decades of prior government experience, including testifying before the U.S. Congress, working for multiple administrations, and experiencing from the inside how agencies analyze individual immigration applications and implement new policies. The team provides strategic advice and insight that enables companies and their employees to navigate the ever-changing immigration policy landscape. BAL works closely with trade associations and immigration advocacy groups and has a track record of helping our clients successfully advance policies and legislation that improve access to high-skilled workers.

From complex individual cases that require strategic government interaction to broad policy initiatives that involve sensitive political dynamics, our Government Strategies Team has the experience, judgment, and relationships necessary to help you with your global immigration programs.