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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.


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

Recognition & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America: Immigration Law (2017 – 2020)


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

Recent Insights

News & Press


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Proposed H-1B Cap Registration Fee Rule Published by DHS

November 7, 2019 | Alert | By John Quill

This alert covers a November 7, 2019 announcement by DHS that effective December 9, 2019, USCIS will collect a $10 filing fee for each H-1B cap registration.
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USCIS Forms Expiring on October 15

October 10, 2019 | Blog | By John Quill

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that effective October 15, 2019, various forms will be updated to coincide with the recent issuance of a final rule on the public charge ground of admissibility (section INA 212(A)(4)) published by the Department of Homeland Security on August 14, 2019.
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Proposed H-1B Cap Registration Fee Rule Published by DHS

September 4, 2019 | Alert | By John Quill, Susan Cohen

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Proposed H-1B Cap Registration Fee Rule Cleared by OMB

August 16, 2019 | Alert | By John Quill, Susan Cohen

Read about the Office of Management and Budget’s recent clearance of a proposed filing fee rule for USCIS’s H-1B cap registration process.
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced the issuance of a final rule which expands the ways in which foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States can be found inadmissible based on the likelihood of becoming a “public charge.” The rule takes effect on October 15, 2019.


DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Syria

August 7, 2019 | Alert | By John Quill

Read about the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to preserve and extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrian nationals through March 31, 2021.

News & Press

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.