Forrest G. Read IV

Forrest G. Read IV, Immigration, Employment, Attorney, Jackson Lewis, Law Firm
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Professional Biography

Forrest Read is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has extensive experience in both business immigration law and employment law and has special expertise in legal issues in graduate medical education (GME).

Mr. Read's immigration practice focuses on assisting employers in obtaining employment-based nonimmigrant visas (e.g., H-1B, L, O, TN) for foreign national employees and work-related immigrant (green card) visas, including PERM Labor Certifications, and advising employers on compliance with U.S. immigration laws and regulations. He has broad experience in advising large, mid-size and small employers on their various immigration needs and developing strategies to help them navigate through complex immigration issues. He also has particular experience in counseling employers in the health care industry and addressing immigration-related issues that arise for their broad range of health care professional employees (including advising on and obtaining employment authorization for medical residents and fellows and obtaining J-1 visa waivers for foreign national physicians completing their medical training in the United States). His immigration practice also includes defending employers in connection with Department of Labor H-1B and H-2B investigations.

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For his reporting on immigration law, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) changes, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, the National Law Review has named Jackson LewisForrest G. Read IV a Go-To Thought Leader. As a result of both COVID-19 and a new administration, U.S. immigration law has seen a number of key shifts in the past year, and Mr. Read’s continued thought leadership has provided important insights into the field’s ever-changing landscape.


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