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Vivek Goel

Vivek Goel

also known as Vic Goel

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Vic Goel is Managing Partner of Goel & Anderson, LLC.  His practice includes strategic immigration planning facilitating the recruitment and hiring of international professionals, skilled technicians, managers, executives, and students. His clients include multinational information technology companies, telecommunications providers, biotech and engineering firms, insurance and financial services firms, manufacturing entities, and luxury hotel chains all of which rely on international personnel to meet their worldwide staffing needs. Vic focuses on the development of management plans that take an enterprise-wide approach to handling a client’s needs, allowing companies to hire international staff in a timely and cost-effective manner.  His innovative immigration strategies have resulted in his clients saving of millions of dollars and untold man-hours.   


Vic is an active speaker and writer on immigration law and appears as a featured and keynote speaker on immigration issues at national and international industry meetings and trade association conferences. He has been interviewed on immigration issues by the NBC Nightly News, and his articles and quotations have appeared in print and online forums such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post,, ComputerWorld magazine, SiliconIndia magazine, the Times of India and India Abroad, among others.  


In addition to being a longtime member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Vic is also an active member of the Technology Association of America's Immigration Policy Committee, the Compete America coalition, and the International Bar Association.  He also provides advisory information on the intersection of immigration policy and foreign trade policy to business and trade associations around the world. 


Languages spoken: English, Hindi

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    22 years, 20 thousand cases



Hourly ($400-500/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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DCActive 199605/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
The International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration LawyersLaw Business Research, Ltd.2008
Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerGoel & Anderson, LLC1995 - Present
Attorney-AdvisorU.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Worldwide ERCN/A2010 - Present
International Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Technology Association of America, Immigration Policy CommitteeMember1998 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember; Vice Chair, Business Immigration Cmte.1995 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The Consular Posts BookChennai, India (U.S. Consulate)2009
Immigration Options for Academics and ResearchersThe Labor Certification Process for Academic Institutions2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJuris Doctor1993
George Mason UniversityGovernment & PoliticsBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AILA SeminarInterpretations and Implications of the January 8, 2010 Neufeld Memo on the H-1B Employer-Employee Relationship2010
INSZoom Global Immigration & Mobility ConferenceU.S. Immigration Audits and Investigations: Are You Prepared?2009 Processing for ExpertsAdvanced Issues in Consular Practice2009
AILA Web SeminarE-3 & H-1B1 NIVs: Australians, Chileans and Singaporeans on the Move2009
AILA DC Chapter CLE ConferenceDotting Your I’s & Crossing Your T’s: Government Enforcement & the Importance of LCA Compliance2009
AILA Annual Conference on Immigration LawThe Keys to Financial Success2009
AILA Annual Conference on Immigration LawCIS Ombudsman Open Forum2009
AILA PodcastThirty Practical Tips to Survive and Thrive in the New Economy2008
AILA Annual Conference on Immigration LawCIS Ombudsman Open Forum2008