Kimberly N. Grant is Senior Counsel in the Labor and Employment practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. She has served clients in the consumer products, specialty packaging, hospitality, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical, medical device, specialty chemicals, content marketing, aviation, and confectionery industries, among others.
- Provides strategic corporate immigration counsel to clients ranging from small and medium-sized organizations to Fortune 500 companies
- Prepares and submits petitions (including H-1B, L-1, O-1, J-1, H-3, TN, and E-3 petitions) and employment-based permanent residence cases to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Department of Labor, and other government agencies
- Has extensive experience with employment-based temporary and permanent visa categories (including the preparation of PERM labor certification applications, multinational manager and executive petitions, outstanding researcher petitions, national interest waiver petitions, and petitions for scientists, engineers, and business professionals of extraordinary ability categories) and applications for naturalization and expedited 319(b) naturalization
- Advises companies on Form I-9 compliance
Prior to joining Epstein Becker Green, Ms. Grant was an attorney at a corporate immigration law firm, where she focused on providing advice to human resources personnel, in-house counsel, and foreign national employees in the area of U.S. immigration law. Previously, she clerked in the Immigration Unit of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, where she researched and drafted bench memoranda on immigration law issues.
Ms. Grant regularly lectures on U.S. immigration laws and compliance topics and provides pro bono services, which have included counseling natives of Haiti on applying for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and work authorization following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.
In 2014, Ms. Grant was named to the New Jersey Rising Stars list in the area of Immigration. While at law school, Ms. Grant received the Dr. Samuel Belkin Award for exceptional contribution to the growth and development of Cardozo Law School. She also was the James Boskey Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Writing Competition Winner, which was presented by the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution.
- Served as an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) of the J-1 exchange visitor program for a multinational organization in the pharmaceutical industry
- Assists prominent professionals, including vice presidents, scientists, researchers, and engineers with obtaining “extraordinary ability” and “outstanding researcher” classifications based on demonstrated international expertise and prominence in their fields
- Guided clients on the immigration aspects of acquisitions and corporate restructuring, as well as Form I-9 employer compliance and strategic integration of new case matters following mergers and acquisitions
- Successfully appealed an I-140 multinational manager petition to the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) within the USCIS, demonstrating that the client company was a “successor in interest” and, therefore, that a qualifying relationship existed between the overseas and U.S. legal entities
- Attended adjustment of status, immigrant visa petition, and naturalization interviews with clients at USCIS offices in numerous states
- Provided training sessions on U.S. immigration laws and compliance, Form I-9 employment verification compliance, and global mobility trends to numerous Fortune 500 companies