Nilan Johnson Lewis Adds Corporate Immigration Law Expertise to Its Labor and Employment Law Practice
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA (May 4, 2020) – Law firm Nilan Johnson Lewis (NJL) announces it has expanded its labor and employment law offerings by adding the members of the corporate immigration law firm Myers Thompson Medeiros. Joining the firm’s labor and employment practice group are attorneys John Medeiros, Sam Myers, Elizabeth Thompson, Jesse Goldfarb, Mike Sevilla, and Rebecca Desnoyers, along with five immigration case managers.
Both firms split off from commercial law firm Popham Haik Schnobrich & Kaufman in 1996. Nilan Johnson Lewis quickly grew into an innovative, independent firm grounded in Minnesota but with national reach. Myers Thompson Medeiros has maintained the longest continuous corporate immigration law partnership in the region. Informed by their common beginnings, both firms embrace a similar approach to the practice of law, applying deep expertise to resolve their clients’ complex business challenges.
“These are really great lawyers and professionals. We’re thrilled to combine our complementary cultures and talents as we expand our capabilities into this increasingly complex and contentious area of law,” said Heidi Neff-Christianson, Nilan Johnson Lewis president. “Adding corporate immigration expertise to our existing labor and employment practice will provide exceptional value to our combined clients.”
The new hires are skilled in helping employers secure work-authorized statuses for foreign nationals and properly onboard and retain them through citizenship and permanent residency when applicable. These services will complement NJL’s labor and employment practice, which includes, but is not limited to, wage-and-hour and other complex class action defense; high-stakes workplace investigations; reductions in force; pre-hire testing and background check advice and defense; I-9 compliance; pay equity advice and defense; non-compete and trade secret litigation; and special expertise regarding California’s unique employment laws.
Nilan Johnson Lewis welcomes these new hires and the addition of their immigration law practice, effective May 4.
About Nilan Johnson Lewis
Founded in 1996 and proud to be an independent law firm, NJL has earned a reputation for being innovative, forward-thinking, and bringing deep expertise and a total partnership approach to serving clients. The firm is committed to diverse hiring, advancement, and retention of women, people of color, and those with different backgrounds and lifestyles. The firm focuses on five areas of law: labor and employment, product liability/mass tort litigation, business litigation, health care, and corporate and transactional services.