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Meghan N. Covino

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Education

Boston University School of Law, J.D.
  • cum laude; Paul J. Liacos Scholar; Dean's Award (Professional Responsibility)
  • U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review, Boston Immigration Court, Intern
University of Michigan, B.A.
  • French and Political Science
  • Canadian Parliament, Intern; U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy Ottawa, Intern

Prior Employment

  • University of Michigan, Manager, Faculty and Staff Immigration Services, 2005-2006
  • Law Offices of Robert Birach, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2004-2005

Bar Admissions

Clerkships

  • Judge Richard E. Galway, Judge William J. Groff, Judge Bernard J. Hampsey, Jr., and Judge Gary E. Hicks, New Hampshire Superior Court, Clerk, 2002-2003

Professional Affiliations

American Immigration Lawyers Association, Michigan Chapter, 2005-present

  • Executive Board, Secretary
  • Global Detroit Committee
  • Brown Bag Lunch Series Committee
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Liaison Committee
  • New Member Committee, Former Member
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Overview

Ms. Covino focuses her practice on employment-based immigration.  She successfully represents national and international companies in obtaining authorization for employees to work temporarily and permanently in the United States.  

  • Manages the PERM labor certification process on behalf of companies, having conducted recruitment in 29 states in a wide range of industries, filing more than 300 successful applications
  • Represents Canadian and U.S. affiliated companies at the Detroit border in obtaining work authorization for Canadian employees to work in the U.S.
  • Advises clients on Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance, providing training and internal audit assistance  
  • Successfully obtained H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, O-1 and other non-immigrant statuses
  • Provides internal training on immigration basics to help clients understand complex immigration concepts

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Seminars & Events

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2016 and 2017
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2011-2016
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2013 and 2016