Edward has over twelve years of experience advising clients on business and employment immigration matters. From small start-ups to global Fortune-listed companies, he supports his clients by procuring temporary visas (including H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, O-1, and TN), as well as permanent green cards (in the EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 categories) for sponsored employees. Edward’s clients comprise industry leaders in the retail, software development, and finance fields, including Lands’ End, QuickBase, and UC Funds.
Additionally, Edward regularly represents self-sponsoring immigrants seeking National Interest Waivers, and he handles family-based immigration matters, including marriage-based adjustment of status.
Prior to joining Outside GC in 2019, Edward worked in a variety of legal settings, including at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, a Chambers-ranked full service corporate law firm, where he focused exclusively on business immigration matters. While at Seyfarth, Edward managed volume accounts for clients, including a Fortune 200 company with a global footprint. Edward advised HR leaders on how best to align their international recruitment efforts with U.S. immigration trends, comply with I-9 regulations, and develop comprehensive visa sponsorship policies.
Edward also served as an in-house immigration expert at NTT DATA, Inc., a global IT services company. At NTT DATA, Edward liaised with onshore and offshore HR teams to ensure timely and accurate preparation of immigration documents for the company’s worldwide workforce. Edward worked closely with HR managers to identify and close efficiency gaps in the company’s immigration sponsorship processes.
Edward grew up in Bangor, Maine and graduated cum laude from Clark University in Worcester, MA in 2004. In addition to rowing on the Clark men’s crew team, Edward participated in a study abroad program in Dijon, France, as well as an intensive course in global peace and conflict resolution hosted at American University in Washington, DC. Edward completed his law degree at Northeastern University School of Law in 2007, and he has active bar licenses in Massachusetts and New York. During law school, Edward served as a volunteer law clerk at the Arlington, Virginia U.S. Immigration Court and also at Break the Chain Campaign, a nonprofit that assists victims of human trafficking.
Edward is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association as well as the Federal Bar Association’s Immigration Chapter. In his spare time, Edward enjoys travelling throughout Southeast Asia and learning local recipes. Edward lives in Waltham, MA with his partner.