BAL ranked in the highest tier of Chambers USA Guide for 12th consecutive year

BAL has been recognized as a Band 1 immigration law firm in the newly released Chambers USA Guide 2024, marking the 12th consecutive year of this achievement.

Described by Chambers as a “powerful force in corporate immigration with the capacity to handle a range of highly complex matters,” BAL achieved a top Band 1 ranking in the Chambers USA Guide as well as its Global Guide for immigration business in the USA.

The firm also celebrates 11 BAL attorneys ranked by the publication, including CEO Jeremy Fudge and Managing Partner Frieda Garcia, who were both honored as Eminent Practitioners.

“We are proud to be recognized as a top-ranked immigration law firm for 12 years running,” said Fudge. “Receiving this honor year-after-year, and seeing our attorneys recognized as well, reaffirms our oneBAL approach: relentlessly and collaboratively delivering the exceptional for clients. That’s all that matters in the end, and we’re thrilled that our clients continue to see that.”

Rankings are determined through Chambers’ in-depth methodology involving client feedback. BAL clients shared the following assessments of the firm in their interviews with Chambers:

  • The team is incredibly knowledgeable, very responsive and strategically strong.
  • BAL is really good at providing a menu of options which considers the real world we are all in. From a culture perspective, they prioritize delivering expertise and customer empathy.
  • I have greatly enjoyed working with the BAL team. The lawyers are very proactive in their communication. The relationship is very collaborative and the team is very responsive and very knowledgeable.

BAL’s California, Massachusetts, Texas and Virginia offices also achieved Band 1 rankings this year. In addition to Fudge and Garcia, Chambers’ 2024 lawyer rankings also include BAL’s Ruth Clark, Josiah Curtis, Maria DeLapp, Tiffany Derentz, Michelle Funk, Jeff Joseph, Lynden Melmed, Maggie Murphy and Edward Rios. We extend our congratulations to five partners joining BAL from Seyfarth Shaw’s immigration practice who also earned Chambers rankings this year: Sharon Cook, Michelle Gergerian, James King, Gabriel Mozes and Russell Swapp.