Cyrus Mehta has been ranked No. 2 among the most highly regarded immigration lawyers in the world by Who’s Who Legal – Corporate Immigration Law
Practitioners from firms of all sizes across the world have been selected for inclusion this year, reflecting the global scope and varied nature of the corporate immigration field. Within our research several firms stand out due to the high number of listings they achieve, with immigration giant Fragomen leading the way. The firm has lawyers from 19 of its offices around the globe singled out demonstrating its wide-reaching international presence. Following closely behind is Berry Appleman & Leiden, which has individuals from the US and Brazil recognised, and FosterQuan is also strongly represented in this edition.
We also select the 15 most highly regarded practitioners in the world who stand out for the depth of their expertise.
Cyrus D Mehta is the managing attorney of Cyrus D Mehta & Associates, PLLC (CDMA) in New York City, www.cyrusmehta.com. He represents corporations and individuals from around the world in a variety of immigration matters, including business, employment and investor immigration. He is an adjunct professor of law at Brooklyn Law School where he teaches a course, Immigration and Work.
Mr Mehta is chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) ethics committee and former chair of its pro bono committee. He is a frequent speaker at the most prestigious conferences on immigration law and is also the author of several influential articles on immigration topics, including ethics. Mr Mehta serves as special counsel on immigration matters to the departmental disciplinary committee, appellate division, first department, New York. He also serves on the board of directors of Volunteers of Legal Services, Inc. Mr Mehta is the recipient of AILA’s Joseph Minsky Young Lawyers Award for outstanding contributions in the immigration field (1997) as well as AILA’s Michael Maggio Memorial Award for outstanding efforts in providing pro bono representation in the immigration field (2011).
Mr Mehta is a former chair of the board of trustees of the American Immigration Council (2004-2006), and chair of the committee on immigration and nationality law (2000-2003) of the New York City Bar Association and secretary of the same association (2003-2007). He is also a member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL), www.abil.com.
Mr Mehta graduated with a BA degree from St Xavier’s College, Bombay University, and subsequently obtained law degrees from Cambridge University, England (MA in Law), and Columbia Law School, New York (LLM). In his spare time, Mr Mehta plays the violin.
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