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Berry Appleman & Leiden
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Lawyer Jobs
Requisition Number
17-0274

Title
Immigration Manager (German Attorney - London)

City
London

State
UK

Description

Are you a qualified German attorney? Are you currently, or have you recently been, an immigration attorney at a German law firm that advised on immigration cases? Ready for a position in London handling German in-bound immigration? We might be looking
for you!

Berry Appleman & Leiden, a premier global corporate immigration law firm, is seeking a Bi-lingual German/English, qualified German Immigration Attorney for an Immigration Manager position on the German
Immigration Team in our London office.

Please note:

* This position requires qualification as a German Attorney with experience in German in-bound immigration work.

* This position is located in the UK, at the BAL London office.
* Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the UK, as BAL will not be providing sponsorship for this position.

OVERVIEW: The Attorney/Immigration Manager will have a dual role of managing their team in executing case work for their region in addition to being an account manager for clients based in their respective region.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

* Provide case advice and strategy and make judgment calls and decisions
* Review and revise casework
* Lead or attend conference calls with clients
* Approve and monitor billing Run and monitor various reports
* Provide training to the client’s local staff as needed
* Consider ways to better serve the client through enhanced services or customization

* Have weekly status meetings with each team member
* Provide direction and advice to the team
* Recommend appropriate personnel actions, i.e. promotions, disciplinary actions, compensation reviews, and other HR matters

* Complete performance reviews annually for team members, including setting goals and professional development activities for team members and helping them meet them throughout the year

* Partner with HR to address any employee issues
* Be an advocate/liaison for the team
* Attend and participate in firm meetings and attorney meetings
* Approve timesheets as required (where applicable) and approve time off requests in a timely manner

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

Skills and Abilities:

* Must be bilingual have excellent German and English writing and oral communication skills.

* Excellent organization and computer skills required
* Subject matter expertise in German immigration services
* Ability to work independently Mastery of immigration service skills
* Proven ability to handle complex, challenging cases with thoroughness and proficiency

* Proven ability to manage corporate clients as it relates to area of specialization

* Able and willing to share knowledge with others and effectively communicate policies/procedures/protocols to all

Preferred Requirements

* Previous experience with coordinating immigration processes highly preferred
* Previous experience with international human resources, and/or global relocation highly preferred

* Previous proven managerial experience preferred Skills in Excel, MS Word Bilingual/multilingual preferred

Experience:

* Requires qualification as a German Attorney. Requires professional fluency in English and German.

* Requires 3 years or more of experience in German in-bound immigration.
* Requires prior experience working directly with German Authorities.

Minimum Education Level:

* 2nd state exam and being admitted to the bar in Germany.
* University degree.

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