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Associate Counsel, Immigration

$100,000- $130,000
Posted May 22
Full Time
Universal City, California

Company Description

Join our NBCUniversal EPIC Legal Team! EPIC symbolizes key foundational principles as we strive to be extraordinary partners to our businesses in an evolving environment. Here at NBCU Legal, we are Expert Partners who provide Inspiring and Creative solutions to our clients. We are subject-matter experts who collaborate with our legal colleagues and clients to guide, solve and push for our collective success. We inspire by bringing optimism and positivity to our work, and apply strategic and innovative thinking to support our businesses.

We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We own and operate leading entertainment and news brands, including NBC, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, Telemundo, NBC Local Stations, Bravo, USA Network, and Peacock, our premium ad-supported streaming service. We produce and distribute premier filmed entertainment and programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Universal Studio Group, and have world-renowned theme parks and attractions through Universal Destinations & Experiences. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, coupled with our Corporate Social Responsibility work, is informed by our employees, audiences, park guests and the communities in which we live. We strive to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. Together, we’ll continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.

Job Description

Role Purpose

We are the Global Immigration team, with colleagues across London, New York, Miami, and Los Angeles, and we manage full lifecycle immigration requirements for NBCUniversal worldwide. The stakeholders we serve have dynamic needs, and our team works hard to ensure best practices are in place to deliver excellent results.

You will be a critical team member providing strategic US immigration advice to our businesses, sport events, and TV & film productions.

Job Duties

  • Draft, review, and file NIV and IV applications with USCIS, DOL, and consulates
  • Analyze employee and candidate profiles to provide comprehensive assessments that advise stakeholders on visa options, sponsorship lifecycle requirements, and projected costs & timelines
  • Review immigration and civil documentation for potential issues and risks to advise stakeholders on applicable remedies and proposed resolutions
  • Instruct outside counsel as appropriate and engage in high touch case management with visa dependent population
  • Maintain careful records to generate regular reporting
  • Provide immigration compliance advice on I-9 employment eligibility verification processes and requirements
  • Build partnerships with Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, and Global Mobility teams to enhance employee immigration support
  • Work closely with Sr. Counsel on policy development, process enhancements, and continuous improvement projects


Basic Requirements

  • JD from an accredited law school and member in good standing of the California State Bar
  • 2+ years of business immigration experience at a law firm. Experience drafting NIV and IV cases required

Desired Characteristics

  • Ability to explain complex legal principles simply
  • Experience advising diverse business clients
  • Appetite for change and experience with change management
  • Proactive approach and capacity to act with initiative

Additional Requirements

  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
  • This position has been designated as hybrid, generally contributing from the office a minimum of three days per week

This position is eligible for company sponsored benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website. Salary range: $100,000 - $130,000 (bonus eligible).

Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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