Eric S. Bord is nationally-recognized as a leading business immigration attorney and counselor to clients on corporate immigration issues involving the recruitment, hiring, transfer, and retention of personnel worldwide. He also heads Morgan Lewis’s immigration compliance and risk management practice and regularly advises businesses on compliance and risk management in connection with their global immigration programs. This includes counseling on compliance with I-9 and E-Verify rules, representing clients during immigration investigations and in response to charges, and conducting immigration due diligence for corporate transactions.
Eric’s clients come from a variety of industries, including the retail/eCommerce, financial, technology, healthcare and life sciences, energy, manufacturing, and media sectors. Clients hire Eric to manage their global immigration programs or to partner with their in-house immigration teams. He covers the entire spectrum of business immigration, including all matters for temporary and permanent business, technical, scientific, and executive personnel as well as outbound/global visas.
Clients value Eric as an immigration lawyer in a full-service law firm, where his strategic guidance and experience are informed by his work with lawyers in other practices that intersect with immigration, such as labor and employment, benefits, tax, and mergers and acquisitions.
A frequent author and speaker on immigration topics, Eric also develops and conducts training programs for clients and human resources professionals on the PERM labor certification process, the US visa and immigration system, I-9 and immigration compliance, and immigration issues for in-house counsel, among other topics.
Eric’s legal practice has focused exclusively on immigration and nationality law since the early 1990s. Prior to attending law school, he was associate director of Latin American and Caribbean programs at The Carter Center. After graduating from law school in 1990, he was a full-time consultant to The Carter Center on initiatives to promote democracy, human rights, and development.
Eric can conduct business in Spanish.
Emory University, 1984, B.A.
Emory University School of Law, 1990, J.D., With Distinction
District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
Awards and Affiliations
Top Lawyers Hall of Fame, Washingtonian (2022)
Recognized, Leading US Corporate Employment Lawyer, Lawdragon 500 (2020–2022)
Recognized, Immigration Trailblazer, The National Law Journal (2020)
Recognized, Immigration Law, Washington, DC, The Best Lawyers in America (2013–2015, 2020–2023)
Ranked, Immigration: Business, USA, Chambers Global (2018–2022)
Ranked, Immigration, District of Columbia, Chambers USA (2014–2022)
Ranked, Immigration, Nationwide, Chambers USA (2017–2022)
Recommended, Labor and Employment: Immigration, The Legal 500 US (2014–2015, 2021, 2022)
Recommended, Labor and employment: Workplace and employment counseling, The Legal 500 US (2022)
Recognized, Corporate Immigration, Who’s Who Legal (2014–2016)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)