“Rising Star” in Immigration & Mobility, Timothy D’Arduini, Joins Quarles & Brady D.C. Office07/12/21
New Partner to Relaunch Office’s Immigration Practice with Diverse Team of Professionals
Washington, D.C. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Timothy D’Arduini has joined the firm's Washington, D.C., office as a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, further expanding the firm’s national team of highly-regarded immigration and mobility practitioners.
D’Arduini, one of only two U.S.-based immigration attorneys to be named a “Rising Star in U.S. Immigration” by The Legal 500 in 2019, 2020 and 2021, brings extensive experience creating global mobility and immigration plans for clients in industries such as financial services, consumer products, manufacturing, healthcare, defense and information technology. He has helped clients meet business visitor, work permit and resident permit requirements in countries across North America, Europe, South America and Asia.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Tim to the Quarles & Brady team,” said Grant Sovern, national chair of the firm’s Immigration team. “His impressive experience will help us grow our multi-dimensional national immigration team, and his reputation for outstanding client service and high quality work aligns with our client-first mindset. A compassionate leader with highly respected legal skills, Tim is the perfect addition to expand our focus and enhance our approach.”
Known among clients and colleagues for his creative problem-solving, D’Arduini guides clients on global mobility and migration strategies, including work visas, such as H-1B, L-1, O-1 and TN, as well as “green card” processes through EB 1A extraordinary ability petitions, PERM Labor Certification applications and adjustment of status applications. Because of his tenacious representation, he has built a focus on waivers of admissibility before the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. He also has deep experience guiding companies through right-to-work (I-9) audits and investigations, and building enduring compliance programs that protect clients in an era of unprecedented government scrutiny.
D’Arduini is firmly committed to developing diverse legal teams, having led cross-industry, multinational diversity initiatives as an LGBTQ+ leader himself.
“I am excited to join Quarles & Brady,” said D’Arduini. “It’s a firm with deep immigration knowledge, backed by leaders who understand that successfully managing the immigration and mobility needs and risks of a global workforce is key to our clients’ commercial success. Plus, the firm has clients in industries such as financial services, consulting and manufacturing that can benefit from my experience protecting clients’ brands, supporting their people and advancing their business goals. I look forward to building a diverse team in Washington, D.C., to expand the firm’s reach in internal and external audits, worksite enforcement, corporate investigations and global immigration program management.”
In addition to his previous experience with multidisciplinary and boutique immigration law firms, and with immigration legal services organizations, D’Arduini was a law clerk for New Jersey Supreme Court Associate Justice Jaynee LaVecchia and a Marsha Wenk Public Interest Law Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and his J.D. from the Rutgers School of Law, Order of the Coif.