Alka Bahal

Partner & Chair, Corporate Immigration Services
Office: (201) 903-3907 (Direct)

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Alka is an experienced leader with nearly 25 years in immigration and nationality law, serving as a Partner and Chair of the Corporate Immigration Services Group at the firm. With a career solely focused on corporate immigration, she excels in navigating the intricate landscape of immigration compliance, visa processing, and evolving immigration laws. 

In this role, Alka has provided comprehensive legal services tailored to the specific goals and objectives of her diverse clientele, ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to small startup ventures and nonprofit organizations. Her expertise extends across various industries, including biotechnology, construction, healthcare, information technology, and more. 

Specializing in obtaining non-immigrant and immigrant visas, Alka develops compliance programs for employers, and facilitates global movement for client personnel. Her area of expertise includes advising on Federal Employment Eligibility Verification, conducting I-9 audits, and defending clients in I-9/IRCA inspections. Beyond immigration law, Alka collaborates with labor, employment, and corporate lawyers at the firm to provide integrated cross-border advice. She has filed tens of thousands of petitions related to non-immigrant employment and permanent residence acquisition. 

Alka is a dedicated advocate for strategic immigration planning, known for her responsiveness to unique business needs and commitment to cost-effective legal representation. As a recognized speaker and author, she regularly hosts seminars on business immigration, compliance, and strategic planning, contributing to the field’s knowledge. 

Alka’s clientele benefits from her comprehensive understanding of immigration laws, political nuances, and bureaucratic processes. With permission to represent immigration clients across the United States and globally, Alka is committed to providing timely, effective, and thoughtful representation to her clients in a dynamic and evolving legal landscape.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

Education

  • Boston University School of Law – Juris Doctor
  • Marquette University Bachelor of Arts 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Committees
  • Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee
  • Distance Learning Committee
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York and New Jersey Chapters
  • ICE Committee, Worksite Enforcement
  • Customs and Border Control Committee
  • Department of Labor Committee
  • ABA Advisory Panel
  • ABA Advisory Panel, American Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association Immigration Committee, Chair
  • LinkedIn Advisor
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • International Law and Organizations Special Committee (Appointed)
  • Paralegal Special Committee (Appointed)
  • Immigration Law Committee (Member, past Chair)
  • South Asian Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America ® since 2023

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Hindi


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