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Gregg Rodgers devotes his practice to management-oriented immigration and employment law. His immigration practice encompasses advice to and representation of businesses, individuals, and their families as they plan for and seek U.S. entry. Areas of particular emphasis include the transfer of executives and managers, hiring professionals, including those working in specialty occupations and healthcare, and global planning for personnel needs.

Professional Activities

  • Immediate Past President and continuing Member of the Executive Committee of the Washington State China Relations Council; Vice President, 2009; General Counsel, 2006-2008
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association Customs and Border Protection Liaison Committee
  • Chair, Consular Liaison Committee, AILA Washington State Chapter
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, General Counsel Liaison Committee (DHS, ICE, CBP), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), 2005-2006
  • Co-Chair (2004-2005) and Chair (2003-2004), National Liaison Committee with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Chair, National INS Enforcement Liaison Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), 2002-2003; National Board of Governors, 2000-2002
  • Chair, Pro Bono Committee; Member, Consular and CBP Committees, 2006-2007; Chapter Chair for two terms, 2000-2002; Chapter Vice Chair, 1999-2000; Chair, Young Lawyers Committee, 1996-1997, of the AILA Washington State Chapter
  • Volunteer, King County Bar Association, Immigration Legal Clinic, 2000-present

Blog Posts

Blog Posts

News & Insights

News

Speaking Engagements

  • "Gain Clarity on the New I-9 Form," Moderator, AILA National Audio Seminar
    Event
    Seattle, WA, 12.15.16
  • "I-9 Trends and Practice Solutions," Panelist, Seattle University School of Law, 2016 NW Immigration Law Conference, Business Track
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, 3.18.16
  • “Business Immigration Ethics,” Annual Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, 3.20.15
  • Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, 1.30.14
  • Speaking Engagement
    Hotel Deca, 8.16.13
  • Speaking Engagement
    Spokane, WA, 3.14.12
  • Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, 9.9.11
  • Speaking Engagement
    Tacoma, WA, 3.17.11
  • Speaking Engagement
    Tacoma, WA, 3.17.11
  • "U.S. Immigration: Past, Present and... Future?" Creative Retirement Institute (CRI), Edmonds Community College
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, 3.8.11
  • "U.S. Immigration: Past, Present and... Future?" Creative Retirement Institute (CRI), Edmonds Community College
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, 3.1.11
  • "Immigration Update: Will You Face an I-9 Audit?," 2011 Washington Farm Bureau Labor Conference
    Speaking Engagement
    Ellensburg, WA, 2.16.11
  • Seminar
    Garvey Schubert Barer, Portland Office, 5.20.10
  • Speaking Engagement
    Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle, WA, 5.10.10
  • Speaking Engagement
    Webinar, 4.28.10
  • Seminar
    Garvey Schubert Barer, Seattle, WA, 4.21.10
  • Speaking Engagement
    Anchorage, AK, 4.9.10
  • "Don’t be a Sitting Duck: Proactive Employer Compliance with Form I-9 and Other Requirements/Surviving a Government Audit," SHRM Alaska State Council HR Conference
    Speaking Engagement
    Anchorage, AK, 4.8.10
  • Seminar
    Garvey Schubert Barer, Seattle, WA, 3.31.10
  • "Five Things Every Business Lawyer Should Know About Immigration," WSBA, International Practice Section CLE
    Speaking Engagement
    Garvey Schubert Barer, Seattle, WA, 3.10.10
  • "Responding to an I-9 Audit Letter; E-Verify and ICE Worksite Enforcement," Washington Farm Bureau Labor Conference
    Speaking Engagement
    Wenatchee, WA, 2.25.10
  • "An Ounce of Prevention: Treating Immigration Issues for Healthcare Providers Before They Become Problems," Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Annual Spring Hospital & Health Law Seminar
    Speaking Engagement
    Vancouver, B.C., 11.6.09
  • "Employment Law & Enforcement Issues (Benefits/Discrimination & I-9 Related Issues)," AILA 2009 Fall Conference
    Speaking Engagement
    Pittsburg, PA, 10.2.09
  • Seminar
    Vancouver, B.C., 9.10.09
  • "In Vegas, Odds Are Not Probabilities – In Immigration, 90 Days Is Not Three Months: Complex Issues in Time Periods, Dates and Filing Deadlines," AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law
    Speaking Engagement
    Las Vegas, NV, 6.3.09
  • "It's Not Just for Immigration: Form I-9 and E-Verify," Washington State Bar Association, Immigration Institute: Immigration Related Issues for the Non-Immigration Attorney
    Speaking Engagement
    Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, WA, 5.21.09
  • "Immigration: What Every Business Lawyer Should Know," King County Bar Association Corporate/In-House Counsel and International Law Sections
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, 3.25.09
  • "I-9 Audits: Internal Preparation," American Immigration Lawyers Association, Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference
    Speaking Engagement
    Grand Hyatt Hotel, Seattle, WA, 2.12.09
  • Employment Eligibility and the New Form I-9: Procedures to Help Weather a Worksite Audit
    Seminar
    Garvey Schubert Barer, Seattle, WA, 2.10.09
  • "Legal and Tax Perspectives," Australian Trade Commission and Microsoft Healthcare Technology and Solutions Mission
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, 11.14.08
  • "Business Immigration - Preparing for and Responding to Department of Labor Audits," American Immigration Lawyers Association
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, 10.6.08
  • "Stay out of Jail: Immigration Compliance Issues," Employment Law Update
    Speaking Engagement
    Tacoma, WA, 7.10.08
  • "Immigration Reform: Heated Rhetoric, New Policies and the Impact of Raids on Businesses," Anti-Defamation League Pacific Northwest Region
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, 7.9.08
  • "Doing Business in the U.S.A.: Legal and Tax Perspectives," Australian Trade Commission, Microsoft and enterpriseSeattle
    Speaking Engagement
    Bellevue, WA, 6.4.08
  • "Proactive Employer Compliance" and "Responding to Government Investigations: What to Do and What Not to Do," Immigration Law and Employer Compliance in Washington
    Speaking Engagement
    Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, WA, 3.25.08
  • "TNs: Strategies for Difficult TNs," 2008 AILA Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference
    Speaking Engagement
    Grand Hyatt Hotel, Seattle, WA, 2.7.08
  • "Immigration Issues and Visas," State of Washington Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development Foreign Direct Investment Training: Moving from Theory to Practice
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, 2.1.08
  • Healthcare Legal Issues in Review
    Seminar
    Garvey Schubert Barer, Seattle, WA, 12.18.07
  • How to Effectively Navigate the U.S. Immigration System for Chinese Citizens / Visa Categories to China
    Seminar
    Garvey Schubert Barer, Seattle, WA, 10.18.07
  • "Recruitment and Retention of Healthcare Workers in a Global Market," Northwest Staff Physician Recruiters
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, 10.11.07
  • "Compliance with the New 'Social Security Number No-Match Letter' Regulations and Form I-9 Issues," AILA Washington State Chapter
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, 10.1.07
  • "Avoid Liability in Hiring and Terminating Foreign Nationals," Employment Law Update
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, 6.28.07
  • "Five Things Every Business Lawyer Should Know About Immigration," Washington State Bar Association
    Speaking Engagement
    Garvey Schubert Barer, Seattle, WA, 6.26.07
  • "Business Immigration Issues," East King County Bar Association Business Section
    Speaking Engagement
    Bellevue, WA, 4.26.07
  • "Get to Work – A Closer Look at Employment Visas," AILA Northwest Immigration Conference
    Speaking Engagement
    Portland, OR, 3.1.07

Admissions

  • Washington, 1983
  • U.S. District Court for Western District of Washington, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1988

Education

Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 1983

University of Puget Sound, B.A., Political Science, 1978

Honors | Recognitions

  • Named to the Chambers USA guide for Immigration (Washington), 2011-2017
  • Named by peers to The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Immigration Law, 2007-2017
  • Named by peers to Who's Who Legal in the area of Corporate Immigration, 2016
  • Named by peers as a "Super Lawyer" in Super Lawyers, 2012-2013
  • Named a "Top Lawyer" for Immigration in Seattle Met magazine, 2010
  • Garvey Schubert Barer's Dallaire Public Service Award, 2007
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV/5.0 Peer Review Rated

 

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