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Russell Ford assists public and private employers, large and small, in developing effective immigration policies and strategies for personnel movement around the globe. His clients include colleges and universities, multinational corporations, and nonprofit organizations who need legal guidance regarding the recruitment, maintenance, and retention of international personnel.
Russell’s accomplishments and skill in the fields of immigration, education and employment law have been recognized by multiple attorney ranking organizations.
Higher Education Focus:
Russell has significant experience representing public and private colleges, universities, and related nonprofit organizations in the recruitment, maintenance, and retention of international personnel. He partners with these organizations to develop immigration compliance programs including SEVIS, I-9s, and E-Verify. Russell assists these organizations with all relevant nonimmigrant and immigrant visa categories including H-1s, J-1s, O-1s, NIWs, EB1As, and EB1Bs. In addition, he assists these organizations in obtaining SEVIS designation for J-1, M-1, or F-1 as well as post-designation SEVIS counseling and compliance.
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- National Association of College and University Attorneys (Editor, Journal of College and University Law)
- American Bar Association
- Atlanta Bar Association (Litigation Section, Employment Law Section)
- Georgia Bar Association (Higher Education Law Section)
- Sports Lawyers Association
- Selected by peers for inclusion as a Rising Star in Georgia Super Lawyers for Immigration, Employment and Education
- Selected as an “Atlanta Lawyer of Distinction” by Jezebel Magazine for Immigration and Higher Education Law
- Selected by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) for the First Decade Award
- Tulane Law School (J.D., 1999)
- Boston University (M.Ed., 1996)
- Stonehill College (B.A., 1995)
- Connecticut (1999 nonactive)
- New York (2000 nonactive)
- Georgia, 2003
- Massachusetts, 2012