Addition of former big law attorney reinforces company’s strategy to expand its global capabilities
CHICAGO, July 19, 2016 — VISANOW, which integrates the best of people and technology to simplify and expedite the immigration process, today announced that Sarah Maxwell has joined the company as head of global immigration.
Maxwell most recently served as an associate in the Business Immigration group of Vedder Price, P.C. She has significant experience developing and executing global immigration policy for Fortune 500 companies spanning various industries, including devising process and strategy across every facet of nonimmigrant and immigrant matters and the permanent residency process. She focused on counseling multinational corporations on the movement of personnel across the globe and facilitated the assignment of expatriates to the EMEA and APAC regions, as well as the Americas. She also provided training, functional direction and insight to recruiters and hiring managers to better equip them to identify and proceed with candidates with immigration needs.
“Sarah’s arrival highlights the growth of our global practice and our continued commitment to providing our customers a superior global immigration experience,” said Dick Burke, president and chief executive officer of VISANOW. “Her significant experience handling all aspects of corporate and employment-based immigration law will be a tremendous asset to multinational companies seeking to seamlessly deploy their talent around the world.”
Previously, she worked at Baker & McKenzie LLP as an associate and member of the firm’s Global Immigration and Mobility practice. There, she handled numerous global executive transfers, including obtaining work and residence authorization in the United States and abroad. She has also advised employers on the development and implementation of corporate immigration compliance programs and anti-discrimination policies under state and federal law.
“The intersection of cutting-edge technology and high-quality legal services is the future of global immigration, and VISANOW is not only a thought leader in this area but first to market as well,” said Maxwell. “Multinational companies require for their global workforce flexible support and innovative solutions that evolve with technology and the market — and I believe VISANOW is on the forefront of offering that.”
Maxwell received a juris doctor degree from Vanderbilt University Law School and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Tennessee.
VISANOW boasts a patented cloud-based people management platform for companies leveraging both inbound and outbound international talent — offering transparent and simplified immigration services that help save time, money and stress as well as increase efficiency and knowledge. Its features include organization and collaboration modules that allow businesses to manage their international workforce around the world from one intuitive online platform. Each customer is assigned a designated team of experienced and knowledgeable VISANOW-affiliated attorneys, who review the applications and provide consistent, proactive counsel and personalized attention. This combination of automation, transparency and high customer touch offers an unparalleled user experience — driving a net promoter score of 77.
Founded in Chicago in 1998, VISANOW is a global immigration services provider integrating the best of people and technology to simplify and expedite the immigration process. Its patented cloud-based people management platform provides fast response times, easy access to case information and comprehensive customer support — helping customers save time, money and stress. Since its inception, the company has prepared cases for tens of thousands of individual and business visa applications with a 95%+ VISANOW-affiliated attorney case approval rate.*
Website, technology platform and administrative services are provided by VISANOW.com, Inc., a Delaware corporation. Legal services are provided by VISANOW-affiliated attorneys. *Approval is not guaranteed in any given case; approval depends on the specific facts and legal circumstances of each case. This excludes B-2 visas. Please visit visanow.com for more information.