About Tim

Forward-thinking and holistic global mobility counsel 

Tim D'Arduini's practice focuses on global immigration and mobility. He collaborates closely with multinational and Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, technology, consumer products, manufacturing, health care, insurance and defense industries, advising on:

  • Visa petitions and work permits
  • Permanent residence, naturalization and citizenship
  • I-9 regulatory compliance
  • Global mobility due diligence for mergers & acquisitions (M&A)
  • Corporate and government investigations

Clients value Tim’s counsel because he goes beyond short-term transactional thinking, instead developing holistic, proactive and multi-disciplinary compliance programs and legal strategies that enable clients to achieve their business goals. Tim leverages nearly two decades of relationships with policymakers across the political spectrum, in leadership positions and on-the-ground decisionmakers, to advance the interests of his clients.

Experience in Action

  • Fashioning holistic global mobility strategies at the intersection of employment, tax and immigration law to give employers flexibility in structuring and locating workforces across borders.
  • Conceiving and implementing premier service offerings that integrate immigration regulatory services with the commercial priorities of clients.
  • Providing holistic, market-leading and integrated visa and immigration compliance programs, and white-glove senior executive and specialized advisory services.
  • Defending and guiding clients in immigration enforcement actions, corporate investigations, regulatory compliance matters (including the intersection of banking and customs regulations) and external and internal audits.
  • Conducting global mobility due diligence for M&A transactions, advising global banks, private equity investment firms and fintech companies on the impact of corporate transactions on their c-suite and more junior colleagues as well as planning for and establishing corporate entities in new markets.

Successes

  • Oversaw a multimillion-dollar U.S. visa transactions portfolio for multinational clients. This included leading day-to-day client relationships with legal, HR and business leaders that resulted in considerable portfolio growth.
  • Analyzed the impact of a corporate transaction on foreign national populations for a multinational financial services company, ensuring corporate compliance by directing the submission of government notifications or alternative visa strategies.
  • Conducted immigration fraud and I-9 employment eligibility verification investigations (e.g., a multi-year, multimillion-dollar DOJ investigation of a company that was subject to a major immigration raid, and the rebuilding and monitoring of a food manufacturing company’s immigration compliance program).
  • Oversaw internal audit of I-9 employment eligibility verification documents in advance of response to government subpoena, mitigating the manufacturer’s risk of penalties.
  • Devised best practices for project management, training, tracking, reporting and quality assurance for in-office and remote environments, and established a sustained model for continued agile and efficient delivery of work.

Professional Recognitions

  • The Legal 500 U.S., "Rising Star," U.S. Immigration, 2019-2021
  • Chambers USA®, Immigration, 2022

Professional & Civic Activities

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, member
  • Served as a law clerk for Senior Associate Justice Jaynee LaVecchia of the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey (2012-2013)

  • Marsha Wenk Public Interest Law Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (2010)

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