Daryl Buffenstein

Daryl Buffenstein
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Who's Who Legal Corporate Immigration

Daryl is a partner in Fragomen’s Atlanta office. His experience includes testifying before the US Congress on various corporate immigration issues, and writing key business provisions in immigration legislation over the last 25 years. As president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), he led a successful national campaign to resist efforts in Congress to radically restrict immigration. He later served four terms as general counsel of AILA, and is currently a member of the board of governors of the association. Daryl was also one of the original founders of the Business Immigration Coalition, a predecessor of Compete America, the alliance of major national business organisations dedicated to business immigration reform.

Daryl is a co-author of Business Immigration: Law & Practice, published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He has received a number of awards during his legal career. He was the recipient of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Founder’s Award, which honours the person or entity having the most significant impact on immigration in the preceding year. He has repeatedly been named one of the country’s top immigration lawyers in Human Resource Executive/Lawdragon’s “Most Powerful Employment Lawyers in America.” He has also been recognised for his outstanding work in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers Global, Chambers USA and Who's Who Legal. Daryl is admitted to practise in Georgia. He was also admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Zimbabwe.

Daryl received his BA from the University of Cape Town in 1972. Afterwards, he attended the University of Rhodesia for his BL and LLB in 1974 and 1975 and the University of Exeter, UK, where he received his LLM in 1977.

WWL says: Daryl Buffenstein is regarded as “one of the greats” of US immigration law due to “his tremendous experience and expertise”. Sources are quick to point out his “foundational” influence on the development of the area.

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