Shapiro, Howard

  Los Angeles, California, USA
 +1 (310) 312-3252
 +1 (310) 231-8452
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Legal Expertise
Immigration and nationality law representing employers in administrative petitions and applications to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Departments of Labor and State, and state employment agencies.

Industry Focus
Entertainment and video game industries, including developers, publishers, and recruiters; computer hardware, software, and new media; sports organizations, medical research; multi-national corporations.

Key Professional Accomplishments
* Consulted with major video game development studio to structure provisions of the corporate divestiture agreement with former parent company and publisher in order to optimize immigration benefits for retained foreign employees.
* Advised leading apparel manufacturer regarding audit and enforcement actions by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, resulting in highly favorable agreement with ICE.
* Structured visa issues for relocation of motion picture visual effects team from Germany to the United States.
* Obtained permanent resident status for seminal rock musician based upon unique interpretation of federal criminal law provisions.
* Overcame significant union and government opposition to temporary employment visa for Latin musician/television host.

Professional, Business, and Civic Affiliations
* American Immigration Lawyers Association

Court Admissions
* California, 1992

Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., 1992
Rice University, B.A., 1989; with Honors