Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. announced the expansion of its Immigration Section with the addition of Douglas Hauer. Based in Boston, Mr. Hauer will further enhance Mintz Levin’s capabilities to counsel clients in a range of business immigration law, related government investigations, family-based green card sponsorship processes, EB-5 investor visa filings, and corporate immigration policy development.
Throughout his career, Mr. Hauer has represented multinational corporations in the financial services, technology, management consulting, specialty chemicals, insurance, defense and engineering sectors and has in-depth experience counseling corporate clients on the immigration consequences of complicated corporate restructuring, as well as drafting immigration provisions of acquisition agreements. He has guided in-house counsel and human resources professionals on all aspects of U.S. and global immigration law and policy. In addition to his immigration expertise, Mr. Hauer also joins as Member in the firm’s Israel Business Section.
“As one of only a handful of attorneys in the country to have tackled immigration issues in response to the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), Doug’s extensive experience in financial services, in addition to his deep expertise in immigration policy broadly, will be crucial as we continue to provide our clients with workable solutions to a wide range of immigration issues. We are thrilled to welcome him to the firm,” said Susan Cohen, founder and chair of Mintz Levin’s Immigration Section.
Mr. Hauer has related expertise in advising private clients on a range of issues involving the Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations and procedures. He has assisted accomplished individuals in securing visas and green cards, as well as with expatriation and green card relinquishment. Mr. Hauer is also particularly skilled in working on EB-5 matters for clients from jurisdictions with restrictive currency control and export laws. He has represented high-profile business leaders, artists, and public figures in securing permission to live and work in the United States and has experience appearing at U.S. Embassies and Consulates in exceptional situations, often asked by lawyers across the globe to resolve the most challenging U.S. visa and consular issues.
Before joining Mintz Levin, Mr. Hauer founded his own firm, where he focused his practice on immigration law and was previously a partner with a leading immigration law firm based in Boston, where he managed a high volume of routine and more complex business immigration matters. Additionally, Mr. Hauer gained extensive experience guiding large-scale corporations in implementing I-9 best practices and in acting as a business and legal advisor in helping businesses assess the E-Verify program, the performance of global immigration providers and the immigration implications of major legislative development such as the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
Mr. Hauer has a B.A. in German Literature and Russian from Ohio State University, an M.A. in German Studies from the University of Chicago and in Yiddish and Hebrew Literature at Harvard University, and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law. He is a frequent speaker on broader immigration law issues, ethics, marketing and business development, and employment immigration law for national and international legal organizations, universities, and industry forums.