Najia is a business immigration lawyer who has dedicated her career to helping U.S. and international employers hire individuals with specialized skills her clients need to grow and thrive.
An immigrant herself, Najia is Co-chair of Wiggin and Dana’s Immigration and Nationality Law and Compliance Practice Group and was the firm’s first attorney focusing entirely on immigration law. Employers often consult Najia to clarify complex business immigration requirements in a dynamic enforcement environment.
Najia represents a wide range of organizations in their business immigration and compliance efforts, including national and multinational companies, emerging companies, and franchisors, as well as research, educational, healthcare, and religious institutions. She serves clients in financial services, life sciences, technology, manufacturing, utilities, retail, defense, the arts, and more. Najia has recently helped several clients prove that their desired analysts, executives, marketing experts, and young careerists are essential, uniquely skilled “professionals” qualified for the positions for which they are being recruited.
Described as diligent, thorough, and responsive, Najia has a strong acumen for business immigration strategy, including issues around: the establishment of new companies; immigration sponsorship policies; the review of mergers, acquisitions, and other changes in corporate structure; and the international transfer of students, faculty, and employees. She represents clients in connection with nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions, labor certification applications, family-based petitions, adjustment of status and citizenship applications, and immigration interviews. She also regularly counsels employers with respect to I-9 compliance and global immigration procedures.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Najia S. Khalid
Najia S. Khalid, co-chair of Wiggin and Dana’s Immigration and Nationality Law and Compliance Practice Group is a National Law Review Go-To Thought Leader for her contributions on business immigration issues, specifically her coverage of the State Department's visa bulletins, news on flexibility in I-9 requirements for employers, new travel restrictions and immigration changes related to international students in the age of COVID-19. Ms. Khalid’s extensive experience with immigration compliance for businesses, educational institutions, and individuals, ensures her articles address concerns crucial to readers of the National Law Review.