Developing a Custom Business Immigration Policy

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Produced on: May 21, 2015

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Lawline Faculty Members Dan Maranci, Esq., and Youngwook (“Christian”) Park, Esq., of Fragomen Worldwide, the world's leading immigration firm, provide a roadmap to developing a custom business immigration policy for a corporate client, and offer guidance on ways to identify client expectations and to define a vision for client service.  The seminar addresses common service models with respect to the client’s needs and in-house capability.  The speakers also address common factors that influence business immigration policy for an employer.    


Learning Objectives:

I.     Identify client expectations and define the client vision for service

II.    Review common client service models

III.   Understand the common driving factors to a business immigration policy

IV.   Explore real-world examples of factors that influence business immigration policy


Christian provides strategic counseling to employers on all matters of U.S. immigration and nationality law, regulation, and policy. His practice involves immigration matters pertaining to the recruitment, hiring, transfer, and retention of international workers in the United States.

As an Associate Attorney in Fragomen’s Boston and New York offices, he represented clients in matters before the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Embassies and consular posts abroad. He has also advised clients in a variety of sectors, including healthcare, academic, and information technology.

Representative Experience

  • Advised IT client with a large foreign national population on devising an immigration strategy that aligns with business hiring requirements.
  • Counseled clients on both PERM and non-PERM alternatives.
  • Advised clients on INA 212(e) waiver strategies, including no objection, exceptional hardship, persecution, CONRAD State 30 Program, and Interested Government Agency waivers.
  • Secured immigration benefits for physicians, researchers, and scholars. 


  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
  • Member, Korean American Bio Industry Council
  • Member, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association

Publications and Lectures

  • Co-Author, "A New Age for Employment Authorization Documents." Law360, 1 May 2015: n.pag. Web. 1 May 2015.
  • Presenter, "Basics of Employment-Based Immigration." Lecture, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers New England Symposium 2015, February 28, 2015.
  • Co-Author, “H-1B Season's Greetings: A Guide to Analyzing the H-1B Quota and Time Limitation.”, 4 December 2014: n.pag. Web. 4 December 2014.
  • Co-Author, "Seven Effective Tips to Preparing Non-PERM Employment Based Visa Petitions.", 22 October 2013: n.pag. Web. 22 October 2013.
  • Co-Author, “Alternatives to PERM.”, 16 July 2013: n.pag. Web. 16 July 2013. 

Pro Bono

  • Provided Pro Bono work for DACA Clinic with MinKwon Center for Community Action, Flushing, New York.
  • Provided pro bono services at the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition's Citizenship Clinic.

Daniel Maranci


Dan actively partners with clients to set up immigration best practices and strategies, and serves as a trusted counselor to clients on day-to-day immigration issues as they arise. He draws on his substantial knowledge of complex immigration legal issues and his previous experience as an immigration advisor and service provider inside a multinational corporation to provide clients with the highest level of responsive, efficient, and accurate service. Dan conducts compliance policy reviews and audits, and manages immigration processes for high-volume clients.


Professional Accomplishments



  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, New England Chapter and New York Chapter
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Board Member, Plugged In Teen Band Program

Publications and Lectures

  • Panelist, "Immigration Update from the U.S. and Abroad." Panel Presentation, Forum for Expatriate Management Boston Chapter Event, Boston, MA, February 15, 2013.
  • Speaker on U.S. immigration issues involving accountants at a Tax Roundtable CLE meeting for CPAs, Waltham, MA, April 2012.
  • Speaker, “Immigration Update.” Lecture, Breakfast Briefing of the American Council on International Personnel, Boston, MA, Spring 2011.
  • Interviewee, Portland, Maine CBS (WGME) and NBC (WCSH) affiliates, July 8, 2010 regarding the shutting of a local restaurant due to the loss of the owners’ E-2 work authorization.
  • Contributor, "Maine Business Is Shut Without a Renewed Visa." The New York Times, May 30, 2010, A13. Print.
  • Author, “Tips for Surviving Long-Pending Adjustment of Status Applications.” Boston South Asian Times, February 2010, 16. Print.
  • Panelist, “High Tech and Health Care: A Look at Current Legal Issues in Technology that Affect Your Client’s Business.” Panel discussion, Maine Bar Association Annual Meeting, Portland, Maine June 2009.
  • Author, "Enforcement Activity, Shifting Standards in Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Petition Adjudications, and the Changing Field of Employment-Based Immigration." In Immigration Strategies for Companies: Leading Lawyers on Hiring International Workers, Complying with Regulations, and Understanding Recent Trends and Developments (Inside the Minds), edited by Aspatore Books Staff, 121-132, United States: Thompson-Reuters, 2008. Print.
  • Author, “Cos. Must Carefully Weigh Signing On To E-Verify.” Law360, September 05, 2008. Web. Accessed on February 5, 2013 . Full article available to subscribers only.



  • Suffolk University Law School Jurisprudence Award in Administrative Law


Pro Bono

  • Dan provides pro bono counsel to a critically acclaimed and internationally-renowned classical music ensemble in connection with obtaining O-1 Extraordinary Ability visas for guest musicians and artists. Dan has also represented clients on a pro bono basis before the Massachusetts Board of Special Education Appeals, obtaining appropriate educational placements in private schools for children not making effective progress in the public school system.


judith g.

This was a real education.

Janet Lindsay R.

It was good.

Daniel S.

Good overview of the immigration process and issues.

Raul S. P.

Very Good,


very informative related to corporate interaction, step by step check list and discuss potential problems and solutions. very good.

Timothy N.


reuben c.

good job!

Lisette W.

should have some samples of business plan

Holly R.

Both presenters very knowledgeable; thank you!

Michael B.

Well organized and good faculty

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