Bob White advises and works with companies from a variety of industries in obtaining all manner of business nonimmigrant and immigrant visas and green card status for their employees, managers and executives, including difficult to obtain working visas for professional service providers and medical practitioners. He represents and defends companies in U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) H-1B Labor Condition Application (LCA) audits, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Form I-9 audits, and counsels in avoiding the penalties often incurred in these actions.
Mr. White serves as immigration counsel for numerous colleges and universities and is a member of the leadership team of the NAFSA: Association of International Educators' Region V. He is an active advocate for the reform of the U.S. immigration laws and frequently travels to Washington to meet with Congressional representatives. He speaks regularly on the topic to international educators, business executives and religious leaders and was a member of the Immigration Reform Taskforce of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. White was an immigration assistant to the former U.S. Senator Alan J. Dixon, and established a business immigration practice in a suburban Chicago law firm.
Previously, Mr. White was Chair of the Chicago Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), member of the AILA Board of Governors, member of AILA National's ICE Worksite Enforcement Committee and a member of the AILA Chicago Chapter's Department of Labor Liaison Committee. He is currently a member of AILA National's Social Security Administration (SSA) Liaison Committee. He is also currently a member of AILA National's Department of Labor Headquarters Liaison Committee with a focus on the Department of Labor's PERM labor certification processes.
Mr. White is a frequent lecturer, moderator and panel participant on immigration issues affecting the business and academic communities. He has presented programs at several AILA conferences on how to structure and process applications to avoid problems with the DOL, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and SSA. He has also participated in an AILA webinar for other immigration attorneys on managing and avoiding various DOL PERM labor certification issues. Mr. White has lead seminars for the National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses and the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association, and routinely conducts immigration seminars for Human Resource Managers at manufacturing, technology and health care companies. He regularly speaks on immigration topics at colleges, universities, trade and professional schools on how international students and faculty can properly maintain their status and obtain employment authorization.