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practice accolades

Immigration & Nationality Services

Recognized as a leading firm for immigration law in Chambers USA (2014)

Ranked in Band 2 for Immigration: Business, London, Chambers UK (2014)

Labor & Employment

The American Lawyer Magazine's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment Law Finalist 2004, Winner 2006, Finalist 2008, Finalist 2010, and Finalist 2012

Listed in the highest tier for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA 2014

Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2014)

Named Employment Practice Group of the Year by Law360 (2014)

Named a top 5 firm for employment in BTI's Litigation Outlook 2014 report

Ranked, National Tier 1: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment by U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2011-2012) 

Ranked #1 for "Most Prestigious" Labor and Employment Practice, Vault 2012 Associate Survey

honors + affiliations

Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2009–2014)

Noted in The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment – Immigration (2014)

Listed, Washingtonian magazine "Best Lawyers" (2013)

American Immigration Lawyers Association

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Immigration Subcommittee (Member)

Winner, The National Law Journal’s Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment (2014)

bar admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
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Eric S. Bord

Washington, D.C.
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-2541
United States
Phone: +1.202.739.6040
Fax: +1.202.739.3001

Eric S. Bord is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Mr. Bord's practice focuses on corporate immigration issues involving the recruitment, hiring, transfer, and retention of personnel worldwide. In addition, his practice emphasizes compliance and risk management for global immigration programs, including I-9 and E-Verify rules, immigration investigations, and immigration due diligence for corporate transactions.

Mr. Bord services the immigration-related needs of employers in a variety of industries (financial institutions, technology, energy, manufacturing, and media), either managing their immigration programs entirely or partnering with in-house teams to obtain temporary and permanent visas for business, scientific, and executive personnel. He has a substantial background in all work-related visa classifications and provides strategic guidance to clients at all stages of the employment relationship.

In addition, Mr. Bord heads the firm's Immigration Compliance and Risk Management Practice, counseling companies on I-9 and E-Verify issues and Social Security Administration "no-match" letters, as well as representing clients facing government investigations related to immigration compliance and claims of immigration-related unfair employment practices. He has litigated numerous matters before the U.S. Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, and in U.S. District Courts.

Mr. Bord participates in the Morgan Lewis/Workforce Change practice team that is devoted to the full spectrum of employment, labor, benefits, and immigration issues related to mergers and acquisitions, reductions in force, and business restructurings. This includes advising companies and private equity investors on immigration-related due diligence issues.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Bord was associate director of Latin American and Caribbean programs at The Carter Center. Following law school, he was a full-time consultant to The Carter Center on a variety of initiatives to promote democracy, human rights, and development. He has practiced exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law since the early 1990s.

Mr. Bord is a frequent author and speaker on immigration topics, and is often quoted by the media on these issues. He has developed and performed training programs for clients and human resources professionals on many subjects, including I-9 compliance, the labor certification process, and the U.S. visa and immigration system. In addition, he speaks Spanish.

Mr. Bord is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland and before the U.S. Supreme Court.


  • Emory University School of Law, 1990, J.D., With Distinction
  • Emory University, 1984, B.A.