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Competing in the global economy requires employers to offer the best products, have solid processes, and employ the top people. We help employers navigate the immigration maze and help develop the processes that allow employers to recruit and retain a global workforce so that our clients can focus on what they do best – create top-of-the-market products. You can view our training videos, webinars, and download our complimentary guide on immigration at www.fordmurraylaw.com.  We understand that business is fast-paced and innovation requires mobility and flexibility. Our firm has developed systematic, proficient, dynamic processes and procedures that allow your business to focus on its business – creating the world’s best products. We remove the questions of how and when.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Immigration: 100%

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Fixed (always)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jaime Neuman Cole

    I endorse Russell. I've known Russell for years and he is extremely professional and beyond knowledgeable when it comes to immigration law. I would confidently refer clients to him with any immigration needs.

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    Jaime Cole Employment & Labor Attorney
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  • Scott D Schneider

    Russell is an excellent immigration attorney and has a wonderful understanding of the peculiar way higher education institutions operate. He offers top-flight services in this area for colleges and universities.

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    Scott Schneider Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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Russell Ford

66 Pearl Street, Suite 311
Portland, ME, 04101

FordMurray

66 Pearl Street, Suite 311
Portland, ME, 04101

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive201201/24/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200301/14/2016
NYResigned 200003/13/2015
CTPermanent Retirement199901/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
First Decade AwardNACUAN/A
Rising StarSuperLawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyFordMurray2015 - Present
AttorneyGraham Adair, Inc.2012 - 2015
CounselVerrill Dana LLP2010 - 2013
Senior AttorneyLittler Mendelson, PC2007 - 2010
AssociateMintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, PC2006 - 2007
Associate AttorneyStrickland Brockington Lewis LLP2005 - 2006
Associate AttorneyTroutman Sanders LLP2004 - 2005
AssociateOgletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.2001 - 2003
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of College and University AttorneysN/AN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
PaperClip CommunicationsImmigration Issues Impacting Higher Education2015
Russell Ford BlogEmployment Based Permanent Residence: Breaking Down the Options2015
Russell Ford BlogBusiness Immigration Challenges Almost Stopped Instagram from Being Created2015
FordMurray BlogThe Basics of Business Immigration: Understanding the EB-2 Visa Category2015
FordMurray BlogPotential Penalties for Hiring Undocumented Immigrants2015
FordMurray BlogThree Steps to Terminate the Employment of an H-1B Employee2015
FordMurray BlogUnderstanding USCIS’s H-1B Employee Site Visit Policy2015
Russell Ford Blog5 Tips for Proper I-9 Compliance2015
Russell Ford BlogA Brief Guide to the E Visa2015
FordMurray Blog5 Steps to Take When You Want to Hire Foreign Employees2015
FordMurray Blog4 Benefits of an International Workforce for Your Business2015
PaperClip CommunicationsSEVIS Updates and Impact of Executive Order on Immigration2015
Russell Ford BlogThe TN NAFTA Program: Who Qualifies?2015
Russell Ford Blog2015 H-2B Cap Reached: What Your Organization Needs to Know2015
Russell Ford BlogBusiness Immigration “Treaty-Centered” Options: Understanding the TN, E-3, and H-1B1 Programs2015
Russell Ford BlogBusiness Immigration: How to Choose Between the J-1 and H-3 Trainee Programs2015
Russell Ford BlogBusiness Immigration: What Are the Limitations of a “Business Visitor”?2015
Russell Ford BlogThree Immigration Challenges Impacting Businesses and Organizations2015
Russell Ford BlogBusiness Immigration: The Basics of the J-1 Visa Trainee Program2015
Russell Ford BlogBusiness Immigration: The B-1 in lieu of H-1B – when and how do I use it for my business?2015
Russell Ford BlogThe L-1A Visa: Who Qualifies2015
Russell Ford BlogBusiness Immigration: Three Reasons to Consider Hiring F-1 Students2015
PaperClip CommunicationsCampus License: Immigration Legal Impact: Proposed Reform, Executive Order & SEVIS – What it Means for Your Students & Employees2015
Russell Ford BlogBusiness Immigration: Understanding PERM Labor Certification2015
Russell Ford BlogKnow the Numbers: H-1B Statistics That Matter to Your Business2015
Russell Ford Blog4 Tips For Recruiting The Best International Talent To Your Business2015
Russell Ford BlogThe O Visa: Who Qualifies?2015
ILWH-1Bs2009
Association of General ContractorsSSA “No-Match” Regulations2007
Atlanta Bar Association Labor & Employment News“When can opposing counsel contact the former employees of a company in litigation?”2005
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Boston UniversityEducationMaster's of Education1996
Stonehill CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ICLE Employment Law SeminarICLE Employment2012
Higher Education Law SeminarHigher Education Law2012
National Association of College and University AttorneysRecipient of the NACUA First Decade Award2010
College and University Professional Association Southern ConferenceHuman Resources2010
ICLE Immigration Law SeminarImmigration Law2009
Human Resources, National ConferenceHuman Resources2009
College and University Professional Association Western and Mid-Western ConferencesHuman Resources2009
National Association of College and University Attorneys National ConferenceNational Association of College and University Attorneys2008
ICLE Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2008
College and University Professional Association National ConferenceHuman Resources2008
National Association of College and University Attorneys, National ConferenceNational Association of College and University Attorneys2007
College and University Professional Association National ConferenceHuman Resources2007
Boston Bar Association School and College Law Section Speaker SeriesSpeaker Series2007
Stetson University Conference on Higher EducationHigher Education2006
National Association of College and University Attorneys National ConferenceNational Association of College and University Attorneys2006
ICLE Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2005
National Association of College and University Attorneys Employment Law ConferenceEmployment Law2003