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John F. Quill

Member / Chair, Immigration Practice

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John’s practice encompasses all aspects of immigration and nationality law. John draws on over two decades of experience to help companies and their employees obtain nonimmigrant visas, including B, E, H, J, L, O, and TN visas. He also handles applications for PERM labor certification; extraordinary ability, outstanding researcher, and national interest waiver petitions; adjustment of status procedures; consular processing; and naturalization. John has distinguished himself in the use of legal operations and technology to streamline practices and develop innovative solutions to challenging legal and case production issues. He represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including biotechnology, FinTech, hospitals & health systems, insurance, financial services, retailers, education, consulting, and staffing services.

Prior to joining Mintz, John was a partner in the business immigration group of an international law firm. Earlier, he was an immigration attorney at a Boston-based law firm.

In addition to his practice, John is a frequent panelist at seminars on immigration topics, and he regularly writes articles about business immigration. He has also served as co-chair of American Immigration Lawyers Association regional conferences.

 During law school, John was a finalist in the Rothgerber Moot Court Competition.

Education

  • University of Colorado (JD)
  • University of Massachusetts (BA, cum laude)

Recognition & Awards

  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States for Labor & Employment: Immigration (2020)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Immigration Law (2017 – 2021)
  • Named to the National Law Journal’s list of Immigration Trailblazers (2020)

Involvement

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Volunteer attorney, Irish International Immigrant Center

Recent Insights

Events

Viewpoints

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H, L, and J Visa Ban Expires

April 1, 2021 | Alert | By John Quill

Read about the expiration of a nonimmigrant visa ban that restricted the entry of H-1B, H-2B, L-1, and certain J-1 travelers into the United States.
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This alert covers March 30, 2021 updates from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on the H-1B cap registration process, including details about the H-1B cap lottery and the status of registrations.
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Revisions to National Interest Exceptions to Schengen Travel Ban

March 12, 2021 | Alert | By Barbara Chin, John Quill

This alert reviews the Department of State’s updated guidance, issued March 2, 2021, on the National Interest Exception (NIE) waiver to the COVID-related travel ban affecting individuals traveling to the US from the Schengen Area, the U.K. and Ireland.
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Webinar Recording: H-1B Cap Registration Returns

February 2, 2021 | Webinar | By Angel Feng, Maryanne Kline, John Quill

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The alert discusses a Department of Labor regulation, effective July 2021, which will significantly increase prevailing wage requirements — affecting how employers determine appropriate prevailing wages for H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 workers as well as PERM applicants.
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Ongoing USCIS Delays in Issuing Receipt Notices

December 17, 2020 | Blog | By John Quill

On December 15, 2020, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is still experiencing delays in issuing receipt notices for filed petitions and applications.
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District Court Sets Aside DOL and DHS H-1B Regulations

December 3, 2020 | Alert | By Barbara Chin, John Quill

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New DHS Proposed Regulations will Revise the H-1B Cap Lottery

November 5, 2020 | Blog | By John Quill, Maryanne Kline

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New Regulations will Significantly Restrict H-1B Visa Eligibility — Part 2 of 2

October 8, 2020 | Alert | By John Quill, William Coffman, Danielle Porter

This alert analyzes regulations announced by DOL and DHS on October 6, 2020 that will significantly impact the H-1B visa program. They take effect on December 7, 2020.
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News & Press

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Mintz Member and Chair of the firm’s Immigration Practice John F. Quill was quoted in an article published by Law360 on immigration concerns related to new restrictions for H-1B visas issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Labor, and how the Trump administration’s decision to sidestep certain procedural requirements could bolster upcoming lawsuits and lead to the regulation's downfall
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In the latest guide, Mintz garnered rankings as a top national firm in eight practice areas, and 32 firm attorneys were individually recognized.
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Member and Chair of Mintz’s Immigration Practice John F. Quill was quoted extensively in an article published by Law360 on technological concerns in advance of the March 1 launch of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ new online system for filing H-1B visa requests.
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Chair of Mintz’s Immigration Practice John F. Quill was quoted in a recent Law360 article detailing the top five immigration policies to watch in 2020. In particular, Mr. Quill provided commentary on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ planned revisions to the definitions of “specialty occupation,” “employment” and “employer-employee relationship” for the H-1B visa program.
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On December 6, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it will implement a new online registration process for employers seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions for the fiscal year 2021. In this Law360 expert analysis column, Member and Chair of the Immigration practice John F. Quill provided guidance for employers as they prepare to navigate the new system.
Member and Chair of Mintz’s Immigration Practice John Quill authored an expert analysis column published by Law360 that provided key takeaways from the United States Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule regarding a filing fee for cap-subject H-1B petitions.
John Quill has joined Mintz’s office in Boston, where he will focus on business immigration matters and improving immigration data reporting. The firm’s Immigration Practice attorneys serve as trusted business advisors for top-tier companies with offices throughout the world.