Alan Perkins practices in the area of immigration law, focusing on employment-based immigration and counseling on employment law matters relating to foreign nationals. He represents clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and United States Customs and Border Protection, as well as the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Labor.
Mr. Perkins consults with clients to prepare and file nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions for executive, managerial, and specialized knowledge transferees of multinational corporations, foreign national professionals, individuals of extraordinary ability, and outstanding researchers, among others. He assists clients with the preparation and filing of labor certification applications with the U.S. Department of Labor under the "PERM" program. Mr. Perkins also advises clients with regard to laws governing the employment of foreign nationals in the U.S., including such issues as mergers and acquisitions, hiring, reductions in force, and document compliance for Labor Condition Applications and Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification.
Mr. Perkins is a member of both the Oregon State Bar and the State Bar of California, as well as of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He is a past member of the AILA / USCIS California Service Center Liaison Committee (2008-2011). He is also a member and past Chair of the Oregon State Bar International Law Section Executive Committee (2009-present).
Mr. Perkins is a 1997 graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, where he served as a professional authorities editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, and is a summa cum laude graduate of Willamette University.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Chambers & Partners||Chambers & Partners USA Guide||2016|
|Chamers & Partners||Chambers & Partners USA Guide||2015|
|Chambers & Partners||Chambers & Partners USA Guide||2014|
|Chambers & Partners||Chambers & Partners USA Guide||2013|
|Chambers & Partners||Chambers & Partners USA Guide||2012|
|Chambers & Partners||Chambers & Partners USA Guide||2011|
|Chambers & Partners||Chambers & Partners USA Guide||2010|
|Partner||Tonkon Torp LLP||2007 - Present|
|Associate||Duane Morris, LLP||2004 - 2007|
|Associate||Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross||2002 - 2004|
|Associate||Cooley Godward||1999 - 2002|
|Associate||McEwen Gisvold, LLP||1997 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|Oregon State Bar, International Law Section||Immediate Past Chair||2016 - 2016|
|Oregon State Bar, International Law Section||Chair||2015 - 2015|
|Oregon State Bar, International Law Section||Treasurer||2014 - 2014|
|Oregon State Bar, International Law Section||Secretary||2013 - 2013|
|Oregon State Bar, International Law Section||Treasurer||2012 - 2012|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||California Service Center Liaison Committee||2010 - 2011|
|Vanderbilt University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Willamette University||Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|Oregon State Bar CLE||Employment Based Immigration||2015|
|AILA NW Conference||H-1B Selected Issues||2012|
|Multnomah Bar Association CLE||Employment Based Immigration||2011|
|AILA NW Conference||L-1A and L-1B Intracompany Transferees||2009|
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