Youngwook (“Christian”) Park provides strategic counseling to employers on all aspects of U.S. immigration law, regulation, and policy. Christian partners with clients to develop, design, and implement streamlined immigration programs to meet business and compliance requirements for the recruitment and retention of a foreign national workforce in the United States.
Christian has served as counsel to a wide variety of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, distinguished universities, and businesses of all sizes. His work has involved clients across business industries, including technology, engineering, consulting, financial services, healthcare, biotech, automotive, and food and beverage.
Christian is a frequent speaker on immigration topics, and has provided numerous lectures and presentations to employers, employees, industry groups, and immigration professionals.
Honors and Awards
- Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
- Who's Who Legal: Corporate Immigration*
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Member, USCIS HQ (Benefits Policy) Committee
- Prior Member, DOL Liaison Committe
- Prior Member, Message Center Moderator Committee
- Prior Member, Publications Committee
- Member, Immigration Editorial Advisory Board
- New York
- J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2010
- B.S.E., The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 2004
Selected Presentations and Publications
- Co-Author, "Immigration Compass: Changes in H-1B Processing Leave Companies Scrambling." Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, November 2017. Print and web.
- Faculty Presenter, "A Practitioner’s Guide to Navigating L-1 Intracompany Transferees." Lawline.com, webinar, November 7, 2016.
- Faculty Presenter, "A Practitioner’s Guide to Navigating H-1B Cap Season." Lawline.com, webinar, February 26, 2016.
- Co-Author, "Deciphering H-1B Quota Regulations" Law360, December 18, 2015: n.pag. Web.
- Co-Author, "Are STEM Employment Authorization Documents in Peril?" Law360, October 6, 2015: n.pag. Web.
- Faculty Presenter, "Employment-Based Immigration Solutions for Foreign Medical Graduates." Lawline.com, webinar, September 24, 2015.
- Co-Author, "L-1B Specialized Knowledge and a Message of Hope." Law360, September 11, 2015: n.pag. Web.
- Co-Author, "High-Volume Corporate Immigration Strategies: Striking a delicate balance between efficiency, scalability and risk management." Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, June 2015. Print and web.
- Faculty Presenter, "Developing a Custom Business Immigration Policy." Lawline.com, webinar, May 21, 2015.
- Speaker, "Basics of Employment-Based Immigration." Lecture, New England Bioscience Society 23rd Annual Symposium, May 16, 2015.
- Co-Author, "A New Age for Employment Authorization Documents." Law360, May 1, 2015: n.pag. Web.
- Speaker, "Basics of Employment-Based Immigration." Lecture, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers New England Symposium 2015, February 28, 2015.
- Co-Author, “H-1B Season's Greetings: A Guide to Analyzing the H-1B Quota and Time Limitation.” ILW.com, December 4, 2014: n.pag. Web.
- Co-Author, “Seven Effective Tips to Preparing Non-PERM Employment Based Visa Petitions.” ILW.com, October 22, 2013: n.pag. Web.
- Co-Author, “Alternatives to PERM.” ILW.com, July 16, 2013: n.pag. Web.
Representative Areas of Practice
Nonimmigrant Visas (H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, TN, E-3, O-1, etc.)
Labor Certification through PERM
Employment-based Permanent Residence
Consular Processing and Adjustment of Status