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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.

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Arash Bahar and John Quill discussed the features of the Online Organizational Accounts and how the updated H-1B registration process will work.
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Maryanne Kline, Shannon Parker, and John Quill discussed the features of the Online Organizational Accounts and the electronic filing process that is availabe starting February 2024.
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USCIS to Increase Immigration Filing Fees Effective April 1, 2024

January 31, 2024 | Alert | By Juan Steevens, John Quill, Angel Feng

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2023 H-1B Cap Lottery Has Been Completed

December 14, 2023 | Alert | By John Quill

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DHS Publishes Proposed H-1B Regulations

October 23, 2023 | Alert | By John Quill

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US Government Shutdown – Effects on E-Verify and the I-9 Process

September 28, 2023 | Alert | By John Quill, William Coffman, Juan Steevens

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DHS Releases New Form I-9 as New Flexibility for Qualified Employers Takes Effect

August 10, 2023 | Alert | By John Quill, Maryanne Kline, Angel Feng, Juan Steevens

Read about DHS’s new version of Form I-9 as part of its Final Rule regarding Form I-9 document examination and the optional procedure for conducting remote document review.
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USCIS Announces Second H-1B Cap Lottery

July 28, 2023 | Alert | By John Quill

Read about USCIS’s upcoming H-1B cap lottery to select additional H-1B registrations from the eligible registrations submitted in March.
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News & Press

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Mintz is pleased to announce that 32 attorneys have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers and 27 attorneys have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars for 2023.
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Mintz is pleased to announce that 120 firm attorneys have been recognized as leaders by Best Lawyers® in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
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WestLaw Today published an article written by Immigration Chair John Quill which examines the increased number of H-1B lottery registration submissions for professional work-sponsored visas.
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BOSTON – Mintz has earned top rankings in the 2023 edition of Legal 500 United States guide. The firm is recognized in 14 practice categories, and 59 individual attorneys are also recognized in the guide, some in more than one category.
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BOSTON –Mintz announced today that 39 of its practices and 81 of its attorneys earned recognition in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA, a guide to the country’s leading law firms.
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BOSTON – Mintz is pleased to share that Susan J. Cohen, Founder and Chair Emeritus of the Immigration Practice, and John Quill, Chair of Mintz's Immigration Practice, have been selected for inclusion in the 2023 Lawdragon 100 Leading Immigration Lawyers list.
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35 Mintz attorneys have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers and 25 Mintz attorneys have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars for 2022.
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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.
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Recognition & Awards

  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts - Immigration (2021 – 2023)

  • Best Lawyers in America: Immigration Law (2017 – 2023)

  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States for Labor & Employment: Immigration (2020)

  • Named to the National Law Journal’s list of Immigration Trailblazers (2020)

  • Included on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Immigration list (2022 – 2023)

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Involvement

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Volunteer attorney, Irish International Immigrant Center
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Special Hockey Association
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John F. Quill

Member / Chair, Immigration Practice

Boston