Joy E. Sanders

  • Houston, Texas

Experienced Immigration Lawyer

Meticulous, detail oriented legal professional with proven success in collaborating with corporate organizations to manage immigration matters in a fast paced, high growth environment. Extensive experience developing and executing innovative legal strategies for employment-based immigration that deliver desired outcomes, with outstanding abilities in anticipating and evaluating all issues and outcomes to protect stakeholders. Effective communicator, capable of producing written and oral communication that is concise, articulate, logical and persuasive. Record of initiative and leadership in simultaneously and seamlessly working and delivering on multiple projects while adhering to deadlines.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2011 - Present

Senior Attorney 

The Ezer Law Group, PLLC

Manage a diverse portfolio of corporate immigration matters, researching and interpreting relevant laws and policies, evaluating applicability and impact, and analyzing probable outcomes to develop winning strategies while minimizing risk. Plan and execute immigration strategies and policies, and ensure compliance. Strong record of government approval of employment-based petitions; B-1, E, H-1B, H-3, J-1, L-1, O-1, TN nonimmigrants, as well as PERM and all EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 immigrant classifications. Handled US immigration for corporate organizations with 20,000+ up to 80,000+ employees. 

Feb 2009 - Mar 2011

Associate Attorney

Fong & Associates, LLP

Managed complex employment-based immigration matters for organizations of all sizes; clients included a large, multinational corporation with ~40,000 employees. Presented Human Resources Continuing Education seminars to clients (e.g. Advanced Topics Seminar covering corporate I-9 compliance).

Nov 2007 - Jan 2009

Associate Attorney

The Law Office of Elsa T. Gonzales, PC

Managed all employment-based immigration clients and matters for the firm; handled US immigration program of a mid-size Technology Business. Developed and implemented process improvements to the firm's case management system and procedures.

Education

Education
2007

J.D., Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

2003

B.A. Economics, Cum Laude 

University of North Texas