Ian WagreichIan D. Wagreich

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Ian D. Wagreich is a Partner of Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym. Mr. Wagreich has been focusing on business-related immigration law for nearly twenty years and has become nationally recognized as a leading voice in that area. His practice encompasses a wide breadth of business-related immigration topics, including nonimmigrant working visas, employment based permanent residence, labor certification, and employer sanctions and he speaks frequently on these and other immigration-related topics. Mr. Wagreich has effectively assisted a wide variety of clients in meeting their business-immigration needs including managing the paperwork required for hiring highly skilled workers, advising on the international transfer of personnel, leading their corporate compliance initiatives, and assisting employees in obtaining U.S. permanent residence and citizenship.

Mr. Wagreich’s clients include multinational corporations, hospitals, nonprofit arts institutions, universities, athletic organizations, and individual investors and entrepreneurs.

Mr. Wagreich has had a number of leadership positions within the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the national association of immigration lawyers and professors. Mr. Wagreich is currently Chair of AILA’s USCIS Benefits Policy Liaison Committee and a member of the Service Center Operations Liaison Committee. In 2011, 2014, and 2015, Mr. Wagreich received AILA President’s Commendations for his contributions to that organization, and in 2014 he was the recipient of the Chicago Chapter of AILA’s Joesph Minsky Beacon of Light award.

Mr. Wagreich has had a number of leadership positions within the American Immigration Council, which is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-for-profit educational, charitable organization whose mission is to strengthen America by honoring our immigrant history and shaping how immigrants think about and act towards immigration now and in the future. Mr. Wagreich is currently serving as a member of that organization’s Board of Trustees, and Chair of the Ambassador’s committee. Mr. Wagreich speaks frequently about immigration issues at universities and continuing legal education seminars.

Ian Wagreich chairs the Government Liaison Committee for the International Medical Graduate Taskforce, which is dedicated to improving the path that international medical graduates who have completed their training in the U.S. must follow in becoming legally authorized to providing desperately needed health care services in the U.S.

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EDUCATION

  • Loyola University of Chicago School of Law (J.D. 1995)

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.S. 1990)

  • Center for International Studies (Diploma in International Practice, 1996)

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

  • Recipient of AILA Chicago Chapter’s Joseph Minsky Beacon of Light Award (2014)

  • Recipient of AILA President’s Commendations (2011, 2014, and 2015)

  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®

  • Included on the Illinois Super Lawyers® list (2016 and 2017)

  • Included in Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration 2015, 2016

MEMBERSHIPS / ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

  • Member, International Medical Graduate Taskforce

  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association

Publications

Mr. Wagreich’s articles on immigration and nationality matters are published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Speaking Engagements

Because of his national reputation for expertise in the area, Mr. Wagreich has been invited to speak frequently on a variety of immigration-related issues at university and continuing legal education seminars.

Date Event
04/24/2015 Beyond H-1B – More Options for Work Visas – Panelist

AILA Upper Midwest Immigration Law Conference, Minneapolis, MN

04/17/2015 USCIS Open Forum – Discussion Leader

AILA Spring Conference, Washington, DC

03/09/2015 Conference Vice Chair

AILA Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, IL

02/09/2015 AILA Committee Updates for Employment Practitioners – Discussion Leader

AILA Podcast

01/30/2015 How to Survive a Sudden Volcanic Eruption, USCIS Policy, DOL FAQs or BALCA/AAO Decisions – Panelist – AILA Midyear Conference, Maui, HI
11/6/2014 Nonimmigrant Options for Smaller Businesses – E, L, and H – Discussion Leader

Web Seminar

10/17/2014 Start-Ups and Dealing with Corporate Changes – Discussion Leader

AILA Fall Business Conference, Chicago, IL

06/20/2014 USCIS Open Forum – Discussion Leader

AILA Annual Conference, Boston, MA

06/19/2014 RFE Toolbox – Panelist

AILA Annual Conference, Boston, MA

04/11/2014 USCIS Open Forum – Discussion Leader, Conference Chair

AILA Spring Conference, Washington, DC

11/14/2013 What’s Trending? 2013 RFE Series, Part I: H-1B and L-1 RFEs – Discussion Leader

Web Seminar

10/10/2013 Checking Your Immunity: PERM for Beginners – Panelist

AILA Chicago Chapter Fall Business Conference

06/28/2013 USCIS Open Forum – Discussion Leader

AILA Annual Conference, San Francisco, California

05/08/2013 University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Panelist

Immigration and Entrepreneurship: A conversation with USCIS, Chicago, IL

04/12/2013 Agency Roundup – Panelist/Conference Chair

AILA Spring Conference, Washington DC

04/12/2013 USCIS Open Forum, Discussion Leader/Conference Chair

AILA Spring Conference, Washington DC

03/15/2013 Service Center Updates – Panelist

AILA Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, IL

03/15/2013 Hot Topics Panel – Discussion Leader

AILA Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, IL

09/14/2012 Hot Topics in Waivers of Inadmissibility – Panelist

AILA Fall Conference, Montreal, Canada

06/15/2012 Basic Concepts of I-140 Preparation – Discussion Leader

AILA Annual Conference, Nashville, TN

03/16/2012 PERM Updates – Panelist

AILA Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, IL

02/22/2012 USCIS Entrepreneurs in Residence Information Summit – Silicon Valley, California
02/16/2012 Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Options for International Students

Ian D. Wagreich International Student Series University of Wisconsin-Madison

1/24/2012 Fundamentals of H-1B Law and Procedure – Discussion Leader

Web Seminar

11/29/2011 Today’s Immigration System – Bad for Immigrants and Bad for the U.S.A. – Panelist

American Jewish Committee Building Bridges Conference Chicago, IL

10/16/2011 The DREAM Act and Prosecutorial Discretion – Speaker

DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church Naperville, IL

6/18/2011 Drafting Requirements for PERM Part II: Experience – Panelist

AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law San Diego, CA

03/20/2011 Service Center Issues/Updates – Panelist

AILA Chicago Chapter Conference Chicago, IL

12/01/2010 “RFE’s: Engaging the Service Centers” – Panelist

AILA New York Chapter Symposium New York City, NY

11/18/2010 Discussion on Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals – Panelist

AILA Chicago Chapter Business Immigration Workshop Chicago, IL

07/02/2010 RFEs in NIV Cases! Investigative Reporting for H-1Bs and L-1s – Panelist

AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law Washington, DC

06/30/2010 Engaging the Service Centers – Speaker

AILA Leadership Training

04/26/2010 We’ve Got Issues: Current Service Center Issues & Updates – Panelist

AILA Texas Chapter Spring Conference Austin, TX

02/22/2010 Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Options for International Students

Ian D. Wagreich International Student Series University of Wisconsin-Madison

06/05/2009 You Don’t Have to be a Star, Baby! Artists, Athletes, & Performers – Panelist

AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law Las Vegas, NV

10/21/2009 How to Keep Your Foreign Nationals in Status – Ian Wagreich, Panelist

AILA Chicago Chapter Fall Business Conference Chicago, IL

02/19/2009 Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Options for International Students

Ian D. Wagreich International Student Series University of Wisconsin-Madison

02/25/2008 Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Options for International Students

Ian D. Wagreich International Student Series University of Wisconsin-Madison

02/15/2007 Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Options for International Students

Ian D. Wagreich International Student Series University of Wisconsin-Madison

02/02/2006 Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Options for International Students

Ian D. Wagreich International Student Series University of Chicago

10/13/2005 Life after Northeastern University for International Students

Ian D. Wagreich International Student Series Northeastern Illinois University

2005 Review of Form ETA-9089 and its Supporting Documents –Panelist

AILA Chicago Chapter PERM Workshop Chicago, IL

05/18/2005 Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Options for International Students

Ian D. Wagreich International Student Series DePaul University

04/28/2005 Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Options for International Students

Ian D. Wagreich International Student Series University of Wisconsin-Madison

11/10/2004 Immigration and the 2004 U.S. Elections

Loyola Immigration Policy Series Loyola University Chicago Law School

10/27/2004 Life after University of Wisconsin-Madison for International Students

Ian D. Wagreich International Student Series University of Wisconsin-Madison

10/13/2004 Foreign Professionals, Scientists, Scholars, Students and the U.S. Economy

Loyola Immigration Policy Series Loyola University Chicago Law School

10/07/2004 Life after Northeastern Illinois University for International Students

Law Offices of Ian D. Wagreich International Student Series Northeastern Illinois University

09/22/2004 Immigration Workplace Enforcement: Do We Do It? Does It Work?

Loyola Immigration Policy Series Loyola University Chicago Law School

Fall 2004 Update of PERM Six Months Later –Panelist

AILA Chicago Chapter Fall Conference Chicago, IL