Eric S. Bord counsels clients on corporate immigration issues involving the recruitment, hiring, transfer, and retention of personnel worldwide. He also 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, advising clients during immigration investigations, and conducting immigration due diligence for corporate transactions. Eric heads Morgan Lewis’s immigration compliance and risk management practice.
Eric’s clients come from a variety of industries, including the 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; H-2B seasonal visas; and outbound 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.
In his immigration compliance and risk management practice, Eric counsels companies on I-9 and E-Verify issues. He also represents clients facing government investigations related to Form I-9 immigration compliance and US Department of Justice charges of immigration-related unfair employment practices. As a teacher and trainer, Eric frequently provides in-person and web-based instruction on I-9 and immigration compliance.
Eric is also a part of Morgan Lewis’s workforce change team, which addresses 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.
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, 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 is fluent 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
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
Ranked, Immigration: Business, USA, Chambers Global (2018)
Ranked, Immigration, District of Columbia, Chambers USA (2014–2018)
Ranked, Immigration, Nationwide, Chambers USA (2017, 2018)
Recommended, Labor and Employment: Immigration, The Legal 500 US (2014–2015)
Recognized, The Best Lawyers in America (2013–2015)
Recognized, Corporate Immigration, Who’s Who Legal (2014–2016)
Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member, US Chamber of Commerce, Immigration Subcommittee
Member, Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment, The National Law Journal (2014)