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James Mayock

James Mayock

James Mayock is a partner with the immigration law firm of E&M Mayock, which has offices in San Francisco and Washington, DC. The firm practices the full range of immigration law and specializes in employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visas.

James Mayock leads one of the few law firms that offers significant expertise with the entire gamut of immigration opportunities and challenges. From rapid processing of E, H and L business visas, to finding shortcuts to the onerous Labor Certification process, Elliot & Mayock makes the hiring of international personnel a competitive advantage. The firm also specializes in facilitating business visa issuance abroad, having resolved problem cases at US consular posts throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Mr. Mayock is best known for his successful representation of individuals seeking visas under the extraordinary ability and multinational manager categories, having represented a wide variety of international executives, entertainers, artists and athletes. Mr. Mayock secured visas for Boris Yeltsin and Mikhail Gorbachev as O-1 "outstanding individuals".

A member of the State Bar of California since 1978, Mr. Mayock is certified by the Bar as a specialist in immigration law. He is a past chair of the Immigration Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco. Mr. Mayock has served in a number of capacities at both the local and national level with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), including lobbyist, litigation coordinator and media liaison for the local chapter. Mr. Mayock is a member of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), NCHRA (Northern California Human Resource Association), ASHHRA (American Society for Healthcare Resources Administration) and the National Association of Healthcare Recruiters (NAHCR).

James Mayock is a frequent and dynamic speaker. He has been successful in clarifying the intricate details of US immigration law and outlining visa strategies for audiences around the world. Recent speaking engagements have included the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS), the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA), the Bay Area chapters of the National Association of Healthcare Recruiters (NAHCR) and the Indonesian Professionals Association (IPA), the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), and the San Francisco chapters of the Swedish-American, Australian-American, German-American and British-American Business Council.

Mr. Mayock studied the Russian language at Phillips Andover Academy from 1968 to 1972. In 1975, he was awarded a B.A. in Philosophy by the University of Toronto. He obtained a J.D. from Indiana University in 1978. He studied and worked in international business for three years in South America and is fluent in Spanish.

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