For most companies, immigration is a matter of procedure and a challenge of compliance, but 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 Affairs Department successfully leverages our technical expertise, our political insights, and our deep connections with government leaders and government bodies to help our clients achieve their goals.

Our Government Affairs Department 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 Jeff Gorsky, who served as the Chief of the Legal Advisory Opinion section in the U.S. Department of State for almost two decades. Our Government Affairs Department includes attorneys with decades of prior government experience, many of whom have testified before the U.S. Congress on multiple occasions. BAL has a track record of successfully advancing 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 Affairs Department has the experience, judgment, and relationships necessary to help you with your global immigration programs.