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Corporate Immigration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Matthew Stump is a "first-rate lawyer", described as "switched on and responsive" and "really well known for business immigration".


Matthew D Stump focuses his immigration law practice on employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visa matters, corporate compliance, and federal mandamus litigation. Mr Stump has broad experience representing the world’s most elite scientists, executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, artists, entertainers, musicians, and athletes. He counsels industry-leading multinational corporations, start-ups, government agencies, non-profits, medical and applied research organisations, and universities in efforts to recruit and retain highly skilled foreign employees using E, H, L, O, P, and TN non-immigrant visas, and in efforts to procure green cards under the extraordinary ability, outstanding researcher, multinational manager, and national interest waiver categories. He places special emphasis on counseling clients through the arduous Alien Labor Certification (PERM) process.  

Mr Stump is chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association US Department of Homeland Security Vermont Service Center liaison committee (2015-2017) and was selected to serve on AILA's USCIS Service Center Operations (SCOPS) committee (2013-2017). Mr Stump previously served as vice chair of AILA's US Department of Homeland Security Vermont Service Center Liaison committee from 2013-2015 and was a member of AILA's ombudsman and interagency committees for the same tenure. He served four years as AILA's Liaison to the Oklahoma City Sub-Office of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services and served on the AILA national distance learning committee from 2012 to 2013. Mr Stump is a recurring panellist at the leading conferences on immigration law and is frequently requested to speak or serve as an expert panellist and/or discussion leader for universities, HR organisations and continuing legal education programmes across the United States and internationally. Mr Stump is an avid outdoorsman, adventurer and history buff.   

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