DALLAS, July 18, 2023 – Fast Company named BAL among the Top 100 Best Places to Work for Innovators based on the firm’s investments in culture, technology and talent development.

“BAL is leading the legal industry to revolutionize the client experience, delivering fast, holistic and bespoke services to companies and foreign nationals alike,” said CEO Jeremy Fudge. “Everything starts with our people; we invest to create an environment where we can pursue the exceptional for our clients and one another.”

The recognition included BAL’s unique oneBAL culture of collaboration across all offices and its strategic investments in people through innovative employee development programs.

“While ‘digital transformation’ has been a popular buzz word, most companies and law firms have translated it to mean simply making paper processes electronic” said Chief People and Culture Officer Nicole Dawson. “At BAL we leverage technology to significantly strengthen our culture, better support our people and maximize the impact of our leadership development programs.

BAL’s in-house technology team is unique in the legal industry. By working alongside our legal teams, our technology team quickly produces effective solutions that dramatically improve the immigration process.

“Recently, we reimagined the multistep workflow required to file the most common work visa application with the U.S. government” said CIO Jason Chancellor. “We’ve streamlined the process to save our teams and clients tens of thousands of hours a year, and reduced human error thanks to AI-powered verification.”

BAL is continuing to pursue an aggressive innovation agenda through the end of this year and beyond.

“This recognition from Fast Company not only honors the great work happening across BAL, but provides even more energy and momentum as we continue those efforts,” Fudge said.

About BAL
Established in 1980, Berry Appleman & Leiden (BAL) powers human achievement through immigration expertise, people-centered client services and innovative technology. BAL, with 13 offices across the United States and global coverage in more than 185 countries around the world, operates as a single entity through its oneBAL culture — a uniquely holistic approach, intentionally structured as one team, one brand, one P&L, one standard of excellence and one unifying technology. This united approach enables the firm to deliver the highest level of knowledge, insights and resources from across the entire organization. At BAL, we pursue the exceptional. To learn more, visit bal.com.

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