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For the twelfth year in a row, BAL has been ranked as a “Band 1” firm in the Nationwide, California and Texas categories in the newly released Chambers USA 2020 Guide, an annual ranking of the best law firms based on independent research and interviews with lawyers and clients worldwide.
Chambers calls BAL, “A Powerful force in corporate immigration with the capacity to handle a range of highly complex matters, with substantial consular, auditing and compliance experience. The firm regularly advises multinational companies on their immigration programs and global mobility strategies, in addition to providing representation in investigations concerning allegations of visa abuses. They are particularly adept at assisting clients in the energy and technology sectors.” Interviewees remark that, “The team’s strengths are the speed of preparing and filing cases, thoroughness of legal advice and easy access to in-house subject matter experts.” One client says, “They are outstanding advisers who provide practical advice, telling us the law, the risks and common practice.” “The firm stands out due to its very experienced attorneys, use of technology and proactiveness in working through complex cases,” another impressed client reveals.
Managing partner Jeremy Fudge represents Fortune 500 clients in a host of immigration matters. Sources say he “sees the big picture” and is “a very good manager.” Lynden Melmed regularly handles federal government immigration investigations and internal audits on behalf of clients. Peers report: “He is excellent when it comes to special lobbying projects. “David Berry advises on business immigration matters and often works on behalf of those in the technology industry. Interviewees state: “He is very smart, very methodical and likes to go over all the options with clients so they are informed.” Robert Groban handles a variety of business immigration visa matters and is described as “a very good practitioner.”
About Chambers and Partners
Chambers, covering 185 jurisdictions, has ranked the best lawyers since 1990 and is known for its strength-in-depth editorial and research team. Chambers publishes an annual guide ranking the world’s best lawyers on the basis of technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery, and value for the money. A team of more than 170 researchers conducts thousands of interviews worldwide to produce the rankings. Lawyers cannot buy their way into Chamber’s rankings; as a result, its annual directories are considered among the most accurate and reliable.