Soma Capital Portfolio Jobs

US Immigration Legal Counsel



Canada · United States
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2024

Who we are and what we do

Deel is a global team that helps businesses hire anyone, anywhere, easily. Deel consists of more than three thousand self-driven individuals spanning over 100 countries. Our unified yet diverse culture keeps us continually learning and innovating the Deel platform and our products for customers.

Companies should be able to hire the best talent anywhere in the world, so we are building the best platform to make that a reality. Our market-leading technology, expertise, and global team are crucial to the success of Deel’s platform. We deliver the best products and platform features in our space, enabling millions of jobs worldwide and connecting the global workforce with the best companies and opportunities.

Why should you be part of Deel's success story?

A 30-mile hiring radius should no longer dictate how companies hire because great talent lives everywhere. Deel sees a world without hiring borders and endless talent that pairs perfect candidates with great companies.

We offer global teams all the tools they need to hire, onboard, manage, pay, and scale at full speed. We aim to foster a diverse global economy by building a generational platform that seamlessly connects companies with talent worldwide.

After our successful Series D in 2021, we raised another $50M last year, doubling our valuation to $12B.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join Deel — the market leader in international payroll and compliance.

Key responsibilities

As an experienced HR Legal Mobility Counsel, you will help companies address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. Deel’s mobility team helps companies and their employees efficiently relocate wherever they are needed. Our comprehensive range of U.S. business immigration services includes obtaining both immigrant (green card) and non-immigrant status (temporary work visas) as well as providing a range of U.S. immigration advisory services for employees and their employers.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Offer a consistent, industry-leading experience to Company customers by providing legal support (including consular support) and strategy from the initial kick-off call through petition filing

  • Direct, review, provide feedback, and approve the compiling and assembly of initial submissions, re-submissions, and RFE/NOID responses prepared by Immigration Specialists

  • Support and guide Company Immigration Specialists

  • Support the Company Sales team by providing legal consultations to prospects on legal strategy, timeline, and immigration options

  • Actively work on process improving and templating to help the Company develop additional product offerings,

  • Draft petitions for new case types, as necessary

  • Work with Company Product and Engineering teams to further develop the technology which would support the mobility team

  • Stay abreast of changes in immigration laws, policies, and procedures, and ensure the immigration team is consistently updated.

  • Conduct training sessions for internal teams, keeping them informed about the latest legal developments and best practices in business immigration.

Skills and attributes

  • Utilize your technical legal and procedural understanding of U.S. business immigration law - including NIV and IV law, along with consular support - and effectively apply this knowledge to client situations.

  • Prepare, review, and submit non-immigrant and immigrant applications in a high-volume environment.

  • Manage client deliverables and expectations and demonstrate an ability to effectively execute on competing priorities.

  • Facilitate the legal movement of employees across borders for business travel.

  • Manage relationships with other attorneys, law clerks, and other client service team members.

  • Be an active member of our US immigration practice in implementing best practices.

Qualifications and requirements

  • JD along with admission to any U.S. state bar.

  • Minimum 2 years of U.S. business immigration experience, with an emphasis in high-volume O-1, E-2, H, and L NIV filings, and EB-1 and EB-2 IV filings.

  • Excellent managerial, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills.

  • Ability to provide not only technical legal expertise but also proactive and strategic business solutions that align with our clientele's needs.

  • Ability to secure malpractice insurance

  • The ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic team-oriented environment.

  • Ability to multi-task and take on a variety of projects.

  • High level of professionalism in handling sensitive and confidential information.

  • Technology proficiency

Total Rewards

Our workforce deserves fair and competitive pay that meets them where they are. With scalable benefits, rewards, and perks, our total rewards programs reflect our commitment to inclusivity and access for all.

At Deel, you’ll enjoy:

  • Computer equipment applicable to your role

  • Stock grant opportunities

  • Additional perks and benefits based upon your employment status and country

  • The ability to choose where you work whether it be your home, the beach, or a WeWork

At Deel, we're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

"Please note that we will only communicate with our job applicants by using domains. We will never contact applicants from any other email address. We will never ask for money from potential employees. Be cautious of any unauthorized solicitations. You may view the most current and accurate job postings at Deel by visiting