Vic Goel

Managing Partner

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Vic Goel is Managing Partner of Goel & Anderson, LLC.  His practice involves strategic guidance and compliance management for U.S. and multinational corporations with large-scale immigration programs. His clients include information technology companies, management consulting firms, financial services providers, manufacturing entities, and international hotel chains that rely on a diverse and highly-skilled global workforce to meet their personnel needs. Vic's approach focuses on the corporate entity, its employees, and the markets where it conducts business to develop timely, cost-effective, and legally compliant immigration and global mobility policies.  His innovative immigration strategies have resulted in his clients saving millions of dollars and untold man-hours.   

Vic is an active speaker and writer on immigration law and appears as a featured and keynote speaker on immigration issues at national and international industry meetings and trade association conferences. He has been interviewed on immigration issues by the NBC Nightly News, and his articles and quotes have appeared in print and online forums such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNN.com, ComputerWorld, Bloomberg BNA, the Times of India and India Abroad, among others.  

In addition to being a longtime member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Vic is also an active member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL), American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management.  He also provides advisory information on the intersection of immigration policy, legislation, and trade policy to business and trade associations around the world. 

Vic has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Immigration Law,* and was awarded a Distinguished Peer Review Rating for legal ability and ethical standards from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.**  He has also been selected for inclusion in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers,*** a publication that identifies the preeminent lawyers in the field through annual peer recommendations.

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America*
  • The International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers***

Professional Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
    • Business Immigration Committee, 2003-2006, 2008-present (Chair, 2015-present)
    • USCIS Transformation Liaison Committee, (Chair, 2011-2014) 
    • CIS Ombudsman Liaison Committee, 2007-2011 (Chair, 2008-2011)
    • Interagency Liaison Committee, 2007-2014
    • Finance Committee, 2011-2012
    • Solo/Small Firm Conference Committee, 2011-2012
    • USCIS Service Center Operations Committee, 2009-2011
    • Annual Conference Committee, 2010-2011
    • Vermont Service Center Liaison Committee, 2004-2006
  • American Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Federal Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • J.D., The American University, Washington College of Law, 1993
    • The American University Law Review
  • B.A., Government and Politics, George Mason University, 1990

Judicial Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable G. Marvin Bober, Associate Chief Judge, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges, Washington, D.C.
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Stuart A. Levin, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges, Washington, D.C.

Selected Presentations and Publications

  • Speaker, The New USCIS Computer Programmer Memo and “Specialty Occupation”, American Immigration Lawyers Association Audio Seminar, 2017
  • Discussion Leader, Representing Contracting Companies and the Employers Who Use Them, American Immigration Lawyers Association Employer Compliance and Worksite Enforcement Conference, 2017
  • Speaker, Drafting Corporate Immigration Policies, American Immigration Lawyers Association Employer Compliance and Worksite Enforcement Conference, 2017
  • Speaker, Terminated IT Worker RICO Lawsuits, Federal Bar Association Worksite Enforcement and Immigration Conference, 2016
  • Discussion Leader, H-1B Fundamentals Panel, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2015
  • Author and Panel Moderator, What the L (and H, and B) is Going On in India:  An Examination of Current Consular Trends Affecting Business Immigration, 44th Annual Immigration & Naturalization Institute, Practising Law Institute, 2011
  • Author, Entrepreneurship 101:  How to be Successful in the Business of Law, The Entrepreneurial Lawyer, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Speaker, Entrepreneurship 101:  How to be Successful in the Business of Law, American Immigration Lawyers Association Solo and Small Firm Conference, 2011
  • Speaker/Moderator, CIS Ombudsman Open Forum, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2011
  • Speaker, Dealing with the Neufeld Memo Regarding H-1Bs - One Year Later, American Immigration Lawyers Association Web Seminar, 2011
  • Speaker/Moderator, It's a Law! It's a Regulation! No, it's a Policy Memorandum, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2010
  • Speaker/Moderator, CIS Ombudsman Open Forum, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2010
  • Speaker, Interpretations and Implications of the January 8, 2010 Neufeld Memo on the H-1B Employer-Employee Relationship, American Immigration Lawyers Association Audio Seminar, 2010
  • Key Speaker, U.S. Immigration Audits and Investigations:  Are You Prepared?, INSZoom Global Immigration & Mobility Conference, 2009
  • Speaker, Advanced Issues in Consular Practice, ILW.com Teleconference, 2009
  • Speaker/Moderator, CIS Ombudsman Open Forum, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2009
  • Speaker, Law Practice Management:  The Keys to Financial Success, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2009
  • Speaker, E-3 & H-1B1 NIVs: Australians, Chileans and Singaporeans on the Move, American Immigration Lawyers Association Web Seminar, 2009
  • Speaker, Surviving and Thriving in the New Economy, American Immigration Lawyers Association Podcast, 2008
  • Speaker, CIS Ombudsman Open Forum, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2008
  • Co-Author, The Labor Certification Process for Academic Institutions, Immigration Options for Academics and Researchers, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2005
  • Author, Ask the Experts: Use of B-1 Visas, NASSCOM Immigration Report, June 2002
  • Author, L-1 Intra-Company Transfers, NASSCOM Immigration Report, May 2002
  • Author, An Update on H-1B Regulations, NASSCOM Immigration Report, December 2001
  • Author, The Green Card Waiting Game, SiliconIndia, May 1999

*The Best Lawyers in America® 2016. Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC. Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

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***A publication of Law Business Research Ltd., London, U.K.