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We know that a targeted strategy, firm resources and a collaborative culture help partner level and associate attorneys succeed. Our firm offers a platform for skilled lawyers looking for a supportive, team-oriented environment that understands the need for a work/life balance. At our firm, you will be part of a practice with a rich history of delivering outstanding legal counsel and superior service to clients around the globe. Across our firm, you will find a collegial, open and helpful environment – one that fosters collaboration and relationship-building.

We are always looking for qualified, accomplished practitioners who understand the importance of providing extraordinary legal counsel grounded in practical business sense and personal commitment. We are dedicated to fostering growth opportunities that have the potential to expand both individual and firmwide competencies.

If you are interested in joining us, please send your information to:

Gregory M. Wright, Recruitment Principal

Masuda Funai
203 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2500
Chicago, Illinois 60601-1262

We offer comprehensive benefits to our attorneys, including the following:

  • Health insurance for employees and dependents (PPO, PPO Select, HMO)
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • Profit Sharing 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Qualified transit benefits (mass transportation or parking)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • New employee referral program
  • Fees relating to the bar examination, including tuition for bar-review courses
  • Bar membership payments
  • Continuing legal education
  • Business casual attire, including jeans on Friday
  • Complimentary access to on-site fitness center in Chicago

Business Immigration Associate – Bilingual Japanese/English


Masuda Funai is seeking a bilingual (Japanese/English) Business Immigration Associate to work in our Schaumburg office. The candidate must be licensed and in good standing in the State of Illinois with one to two years of professional legal experience representing clients in all aspects of business immigration law, including PERM/labor certification processing experience.

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  • Prepare and file a wide range of visa petitions, including B-1, H-1B, L-1, E-1, E-2, O-1, TN, etc.
  • Prepare responses to Requests for Evidence (RFEs)
  • Counsel clients through the PERM labor certification process
  • Advise clients on I-9 and EVerify compliance
  • Respond to clients in a timely, forthright, and professional manner
  • Manage and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner, and keep supervising attorneys and clients up-to-date on the status of assigned cases
  • Coordinate and collaborate with immigration attorneys, legal assistants, and assigned staff, as well as provide reasonable support to colleagues
  • Maintain knowledge of legal developments in all states where admitted, including the timely completion of CLE as required by state licensing boards
  • Ensure compliance of all local, state and federal laws relating to immigration matters
  • Self-reporting of all instances where the attorney or the client has been threatened with or actually censured, fined, sanctioned, held in contempt, or barred by any court, agency, or dispute-resolution body
  • Regularly attend practice group and firm meetings in person


  • Active license to practice law in Illinois
  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Flexible and adaptable with the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills with proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate
  • Able to work independently in a fast-paced work environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Japanese language fluency

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Posted: 7.08.21