Good news: USCIS is looking to hire experienced attorneys with knowledge of corporate, finance and securities law to work on the securities and investment related issues related to the EB-5 visa and practices within the industry. If the Regional Centers and EB-5 agents & service providers were hoping that financial and securities practices in the industry would continue to be ignored by USCIS it looks like that may not be true for much longer. At least they will hopefully have the resources and manpower to investigate financial and securities related problems within the industry.
note: "ALD attorneys also provide litigation support to the Department of Justice in federal lawsuits involving USCIS regulations, adjudications, practices, and/policies."
Here is the job description:
- Job Title: Experienced Attorney
- Department: Department Of Homeland Security
- Agency:Citizenship and Immigration Services
- Job Announcement Number:CIS-626255-COU
Open Period: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 to Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security, is seeking to fill multiple positions with experienced attorneys possessing at least three years of demonstrated experience in corporate, financial and/or securities law to focus on investment-based immigration issues for the Adjudications Law Division (ALD) in Laguna Niguel, CA or Washington, DC.
The attorneys will serve as advisors to the Chief of the ALD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on issues relating to the adjudication of EB-5 petitions.
ALD attorneys provide advice to the Director and USCIS Operations on the legal consequences of laws, policies and initiatives that affect immigration benefit processing and adjudications. ALD attorneys review regulations, policy memoranda, and field guidance for legal sufficiency. ALD attorneys also provide litigation support to the Department of Justice in federal lawsuits involving USCIS regulations, adjudications, practices, and/policies.
(HQ) Washington, DC (GS-13) $89,033 to (GS-15) $155,500
(CSC) Laguna Niguel, CA (GS-13) 91,141 to (GS-15) $155,500
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three years (3) years of post-J.D. experience in corporate, financial and/or securities law with demonstrated ability in evaluating business plans and formation, as well as investment agreements, financial data and reports, and accounting principles. Applicant should possess a strong working knowledge concerning the formation and operation of limited partnerships, limited liability corporations, and related business structuring mechanisms. Applicants should possess a strong working knowledge of securities rules and regulations relating to public and private securities, shareholder agreements, profit sharing agreements, and all applicable licensing requirements. A Master's in Business Administration and/or substantive experience in employment-based immigration law is a plus.