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Leonard D'Arrigo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Albany, NY

Harris Beach PLLC
677 Broadway, Suite 1101
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 518-701-2770
Fax: 518-427-0235
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016
Licensed in New York Since: 2006
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas: Immigration: Business
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Attorney Profile

L.J. D’Arrigo is a Partner & Co-Leader of the Immigration Practice Group at Harris Beach, PLLC, one of the country’s Top 250 law firms. Although his practice is nationwide, he is based at Harris Beach's Capital Region & New York City offices. L.J. specializes in corporate/professional immigration involving employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, as well as family-based immigration. L.J. is counsel to the largest system of universities in the U.S., the largest public health care system in the U.S., and the largest commercial landscape company in the U.S., and the largest tree nursery is the U.S. He represents our nation's top employers, including state university & hospital systems, multi-national corporations & seasonal businesses in securing employment-based visas and counseling employers on compliance issues. He maintains expertise in assisting technology companies in developing/managing global mobility programs for 3rd-party placements. He represents companies and research institutions in importing highly-skilled labor to fuel growth. L.J. also maintains the largest H-2A/H-2B visa practices in the country. He is a nationally recognized leader in the processing of seasonal visas for Ag employers, the landscaping industry, and the thoroughbred racing industry, as well as in providing guidance on compliance issues. He has assisted in the drafting of legislation affecting seasonal businesses. L.J. was named one the nation's Top Influencers in Law for 2019 by The Business Journals. 

About Leonard D'Arrigo

First Admitted: 2006, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.harrisbeach.com/bio/darrigo-leonard-j/

Educational Background

  • Albany Law School: J.D. Managing Editor for Lead Articles: Environmental Outlook Journal, 2005

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, The School Yard Bully: U.S. Manipulation of International Trade Norms and Safeguard Measures, New York State Bar Association’s NY Business Law Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Chair of the Upstate New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association., 2017
  • Chair, Upstate New York Chapter - Americal Immigration Lawyers Association., 2015
  • New York State Licensed Real Estate Broker, 2019
  • New York State Bar Association, 2019
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2021
  • Vice Chair of the Upstate New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), 2013

Honors/Awards

  • The Business Journals’ Influencers: Law spotlights attorneys who are driving business for their employers, and for their clients, in cities across the country. The 100 individuals identified here serve both large, nationally known ventures and smaller, locally focused entities. These executives were identified in conjunction with editors and staff writers across The Business Journals’ network of more than 40 publications, including the Albany Business Review. Each has been featured as part of The Business Journals’ continuing coverage of the newsmakers in those cities. , 2019 Top Influencer in Law, The Business Journals, 2019
  • Award for the highest standing in employment law., Patrick B. McNamara Prize , Albany Law School, 2005
  • This honor recognizes recognizes 40 young professionals and leaders under the age of forty who exemplify leadership in their business accomplishments and community involvement. L.J. was selected by the advisory board from over 500 nominees., 40 Under Forty, The Business Review, 2013

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board Member and Treasure of The Legal Project. The Legal Project provides access to the protections of the law to advance the safety, stability and independence of the people we serve and strengthen our communities.  We do this by advising, advocating for and representing people who have traditionally had difficulty obtaining civil legal assistance., 2020
  • Mr. D’Arrigo served as the past President of the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities – Hispanic Outreach Services
  • Board Member/Attorney Volunteer: The Legal Project. Provide guidance to non-profit legal services agency on governance issues. The Legal Project provides free or low-cost legal services in the areas of immigration, bankruptcy, domestic violence, foreclosure and veterans issues., 2014

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • L.J. D’Arrigo is a Partner & Co-Leader of the Immigration Practice Group at Harris Beach, PLLC, one of the country’s Top 250 law firms. Although his practice is nationwide, he is based at Harris Beach's Capital Region & New York City offices. L.J. specializes in corporate/professional immigration involving employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, as well as family-based immigration. L.J. is counsel to the largest system of universities in the U.S., the largest public health care system in the U.S., and the largest commercial landscape company in the U.S. He represents our nation's top employers, including state university & hospital systems, multi-national corporations & seasonal businesses in securing employment-based visas and counseling employers on compliance issues. He maintains expertise in assisting technology companies in developing/managing global mobility programs for 3rd-party placements. He represents companies and research institutions in importing highly-skilled labor to fuel growth. L.J. also maintains one of the largest H-2A/H-2B practices in the U.S. He is a nationally recognized leader in the processing of seasonal visas for Ag employers, the landscaping industry, and the thoroughbred racing industry, as well as in providing guidance on compliance issues. He has assisted in the drafting of legislation affecting seasonal businesses. L.J. was named one the nation's Top Influencers in Law for 2019 by The Business Journals. He is a 2013 honoree of the Capital Region Business Review's 40 Under Forty award, exemplifying leadership in business and community involvement, and recipient of Super Lawyers'​ New York Rising Star designation (2014-2016)., 2021

Representative Clients

  • The State University of New York; The Largest Commercial Landscape company in the U.S., the Largest Publice Healthcare System in the U.S., Multinational Corporations; Hospital/Health Care Systems; Research Institutions; Technology and Semiconductor Companies; Agricultural Enterprises, advisor to Congressional leadership on Immigration Issues., 2021

Industry Groups

  • Business
  • Education
  • Technology
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Office Location for Leonard D'Arrigo

677 Broadway
Suite 1101
Albany, NY 12207

Last Updated: 5/20/2022

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