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Michael Schewe

Senior Counsel
Overview

Michael Schewe is senior counsel in the Immigration & Naturalization practice group at Greenspoon Marder LLP. Mr. Schewe practices all aspects of immigration law, from business immigration and compliance to consular processing and removal defense. He regularly assists corporations ranging from multi-nationals to U.S.-based businesses with bringing talent to the United States. In this regard, Mr. Schewe regularly files for H-1B, H-2B, TN, O, L, E and other nonimmigrant, employment-based visas as well as green card applications (i.e., EB-1, EB-2, PERM EB-3, National Interest Waivers) on behalf of the employers and individuals he represents. In addition, he regularly counsels individuals on issues relating to asylum, cancellation of removal, nonimmigrant visas, family-based immigrant visas, and naturalization, among other topics. Given the intricacies and regulatory requirements surrounding immigration compliance, Mr. Schewe provides employers with I-9 training sessions, coordination of internal self-audits, and representation in the event of government audits.

Mr. Schewe practices immigration law in all 50 states, and has clients in various countries around the globe.  He graduated from Marist College in 2006 and Seton Hall University School of Law in 2009. He holds an Honorary Degree from Peking University in Beijing, China.

Mr. Schewe has been selected for inclusion in the 2015-2021 editions of New Jersey Super Lawyers – Rising Stars.  He is currently serving on Law360’s Immigration Editorial Board.

Mr. Schewe has been published in multiple media, such as the New Jersey Law Journal and the ABA’s Law Practice Magazine, among many others.  Mr. Schewe was formerly adjunct faculty for Rutgers and Montclair State Universities.  A sought-after speaker on immigration topics, he has given many well-received presentations to various professional and business associations.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Education

  • Honorary Degree, Peking University
  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2009
  • B.A., Marist College, Philosophy, Political Science, 2006
Experience

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Law360 Immigration Editorial Advisory Board, Member, 2021
  • American Bar Association, Member
    • Law Practice Management Committee, Council Member, 2009 – 2017
    • Member Development Committee, Chair, 2014 – 2016 and Vice-Chair, 2012 – 2014
    • Fellow, 2011 – 2012
    • Law Practice Magazine Board, Associate Editor, 2011 – 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • New Jersey Staffing Alliance, Member

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Immigration Compliance in the Remote Working Era,” American Immigration Lawyers Association, NYC Chapter – DOL/I-0/Corporate Practice Committee CLE, November 2021
  • Speaker, “Best Practices to Avoid General Contractor Liability for Immigration Violations by Subcontractors,” Associated General Contractors, Virtual Construction Labor Law Symposium, May 2021
  • Speaker, “Immigration 101,” Financial Poise, Webinar, May 7, 2020
  • Speaker, “Major Changes to the H-1B Lottery System for FY2021: How Should Employers Prepare?,” New Jersey Staffing Association, Lunch-and-Learn, River Edge, NJ, January 29, 2020
  • Speaker, “Business for Breakfast: New Jersey’s New Equal Pay Act: Are You at Risk?,” Connell Foley LLP, Roseland, NJ, September 2018
  • Speaker, “Avoiding Immigration and I-9 Headaches and Hassles,” New Jersey Business and Industry Association, Glassboro, NJ, July 2018
  • Speaker, “Avoiding Immigration and I-9 Headaches and Hassles,” New Jersey Business and Industry Association, Kenilworth, NJ, June 2018
  • Speaker, “What I Wish I Knew, Part 2,” New Jersey State Bar Association, Atlantic City, NJ, Annual Meeting, 2018
  • Speaker, “Immigration under President Trump,” New Jersey State Bar Association, YLD Symposium, Parsippany, NJ, December 2017
  • Speaker, “What Every Lawyer Should Know About Immigration,” CLE Program, Roseland, NJ, October 2017
  • Speaker, “What I Wish I Knew,” New Jersey State Bar Association, Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ, May 2017
  • Speaker, “Mastering the New I-9,” New Jersey Business and Industry Association, Trenton, NJ, February 2017
  • Speaker, “Immigration Update: The New Form I-9 in an Era of Increased Enforcement,” New Jersey Food Council, Trenton, NJ, January 2017
  • Speaker, “The Tangled Web of Online Advertising: an Ethical and Legal Update for Attorneys and Businesses,” New Jersey State Bar Association, Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ, May 2014
  • Speaker, “The New Form I-9 and Legislative Update on Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” Society of Human Resource Management, Ridgewood, NJ, January 2014
  • Speaker, “Hot Topics in Immigration,” New Jersey State Bar Association, Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ, May 2014
  • Speaker, “The New Form I-9 and Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” Society of Human Resource Management, Ridgewood, NJ, May 2014
  • Speaker, “Child Abuse and Neglect Investigative Findings: Using the Four-Tier Model,” Division of Child Protection and Permanency, multiple locations across New Jersey, 2012-2013
  • Speaker, “Immigration and Child Welfare: Working with Immigrant Families,” Division of Child Protection and Permanency, multiple locations across New Jersey, 2011-2013
  • Featured Guest, Podcast with Jack Newton, CEO of Clio. Legal Talk Network, August 28, 2011
Awards

Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers magazine, “New Jersey Rising Star,” 2015 – 2021
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 (“Superb”), 2013-present
Publications

Publications

  • “Best Practices to Avoid General Contractor Liability for Immigration Violations by Subcontractors,” Associated General Contractors White Paper, May 2021
  • “H-1B Visa FY2022 Cap Season Primer: What Do Staffing Employers Need to Know?,” New Jersey Staffing Alliance, Staffing Newsletter, March 2021
  • “FY2021 H-1B Lottery: An In-Depth Look at the Major Changes on the Horizon.” P&A Bulletin (February 2020)
  • “Tips for Immigration: Form I-9 Best Practices in an Era of Historic Worksite Enforcement,” Associated General Contractors Law-in-Brief, May 2019
  • “The Social Security Administration’s ‘No-Match’ Letters are Back, and Employers Must be Careful.” New Jersey Staffing Alliance, Staffing Newsletter, May 2019
  • “Government Shutdown Takes E-Verify Offline; What Employers Need to Know,” New Jersey Business and Industry Association, January 2019
  • “Your H-1B Petition was not Selected in the Lottery; Now What?,” New Jersey Law Journal – Employment & Immigration Law Special Edition, April 2017
  • “Time Management Tricks and Techniques.” Law Practice Magazine (April 19, 2012)
  • “The Modern Day Mobile Lawyer’s Manifesto,” Published in the following:
    • ABA Section of Litigation, Solo and Small Firm, Winter 2013 [Vol. 5, No. 2], February 12, 2013
    • “Electronically-in-Touch,” New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 2011, 2 issues
    • “YLD Dictum,” New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2011- 2012, 3 issues
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