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Rob P. Neale

Senior Counsel
fax +1 415.984.8599

Rob Neale helps employers and entrepreneurs successfully manage their global workforces in line with business objectives. He provides effective immigration solutions for employers in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the United States. His clients are leaders in fields such as software, design, construction, manufacturing, healthcare, insurance, fine arts, sports, international trade, and engineering.

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Rob offers strategic counsel on all aspects of corporate immigration law, regulation, policy, and compliance, including nonimmigrant work visas, permanent residence, naturalization, family-based matters, and corporate restructuring. He advises employers on implementing comprehensive I-9 and E-Verify compliance programs and provides legal representation on government audits and administrative actions.

As a former in-house lawyer at a Fortune 50 technology company, Rob brings a unique perspective to his clients. He understands how a client’s internal immigration policies and practices can be used as a competitive advantage in hiring and retaining the best foreign talent. He is passionate about identifying and overseeing process improvement projects which increase the quality of services and achieve significant cost savings for clients. He is a frequent speaker before business and employer associations, such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and has authored multiple articles and blogs on topics including green cards and nonimmigrant work visas.

Education

B.S., with High Honors, DeVry Institute of Technology
J.D./M.B.A., Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon, Environmental Law Certificate

Memberships

Law Society of British Columbia, Practitioner o Foreign Law

American Immigration Lawyers Association

King County Bar Association

State Bar Licenses

Washington, Oregon

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
Federal District Court, Oregon