Going to New Heights
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
At LAC the provision of legal services of exceptional quality is our constant focus. The field of United States immigration law is complex; it requires counsel who gives a thorough and candid assessment of a case, as well as counsel who can foresee potential issues and strategize to avoid them.
How do we achieve this? Our exceptional knowledge of substantive law; years of direct experience in the field; understanding of the clients we serve; and the level of expertise and recognition of our attorneys and staff. All of these characteristics result in our clients trusting and having confidence that we are handling their immigration matters competently, strategically, efficiently, ethically and professionally. As a provider of legal services to a globally-mobile workforce, these characteristics give our clients a competitive advantage in a field which requires an understanding of business needs, as well as an understanding of various cultures and cross-cultural business practices.
LAC has earned a reputation for extensive substantive knowledge of immigration law, as well as the ethical political and economic aspects of immigration policy. While we are proud of this reputation, we know we cannot rest on our laurels. A focus on quality and service level is something which requires steady attention, and this requires the commitment of every member of our staff.
Like our clients, we want the best staff to produce the best services. “Good enough” will never be our bar. We are in the business of assisting our clients with their greatest resource: their human capital. The importance of this resource is not lost on us. We pride ourselves on the exceptional caliber of our workforce. Many of our staff hold advanced degrees and have been in the field of immigration law for a number of years. Further, as one of very few women-owned law firms, LAC understands the importance of diversity and the perspective it lends to the workforce. We employ individuals of various backgrounds who are fluent in a number of languages, including Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Russian, Spanish, French and Italian.
As a Firm, LAC is AV-rated¹ by Martindale Hubbell, ranked as a leading firm by Chambers USA, and a top tier firm by U.S. News and World Report — Best Lawyers/ Law Firms in America®. Further, several of our attorneys have been individually recognized by these organizations. Our attorneys serve in leadership positions on both local and national liaison committees with various government agencies. These volunteer positions provide a service to the legal community and significant opportunity to work directly with government liaisons for both advocacy issues and clarification of legal policies.
LAC has been providing immigration services to employers for many years, through boom and bust – we advised clients during the rise and fall of the dot-com industry as well as before, during and after the 2008 recession; during the aftermath of 9/11; during periods of frantic hiring and periods of massive layoffs. We have shared the stress and sometimes trauma of these situations with our clients. We are committed to doing whatever we can to alleviate both the minor and the major stress factors faced by our clients in the immigration process, and doing so with the highest level of professionalism and expertise.
¹ Martindale-Hubbell rates the legal ability and general ethical standards of an attorney or law firm. An AV rating reflects a legal ability of “Very High to Preeminent” and an ethical standard of “Very High,” which are the highest ratings possible. An AV rating indicates an attorney or law firm has reached the height of professional excellence. Generally, a law firm is given the rating of its highest rated active partner.