Overview

Meghan 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. Meghan currently serves as the Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association - Michigan Chapter.

  • Manages the PERM labor certification process on behalf of companies
  • Advises clients on Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance, providing training and internal audit assistance  
  • Successfully obtains H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, TN, E-2, B-1, O-1, and other non-immigrant statuses
  • Provides internal training on immigration basics to help clients understand complex immigration concepts
  • Counsels clients in a diverse range of industries, including automotive, engineering, financial services, academic, and information technology
  • Advises clients on immigration challenges relating to corporate restructuring, including mergers and acquisitions

Services

Experience

Prior Experience

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

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

Credentials

Education

Admissions

Recognition

Awards

  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business since 2022
    • Recognized in Band 1, the top tier, in Michigan; Chambers USA states:
      • "Meghan Covino is noted for her prowess in employment-based immigration. She frequently handles PERM labor certifications and the full range of visa applications. Clients state, ‘She is fantastic. I respect her immensely in terms of her knowledge and devotion to clients. She is very thoughtful in her approach;’ ‘She is one of the top business immigration attorneys in the market. I trust her judgment on sophisticated matters.’ "
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2023
    • Recognized in practice area of Immigration Law
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2011-2017
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2013 and 2016

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Michigan Chapter, 2005-present
    • Immediate Past Chapter Chair
    • Executive Committee Member, 2015 - 2022

News & Insights

News

  • Meghan N. Covino is featured in the Law360 article “Q&A With Honigman Miller’s Meghan Covino”
    Media |

Publications

  • What Every New Immigration Lawyer Should Know, Co-author, Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law, 2021–22 Edition (Published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association)
    Publication
  • Executive Action in the Midst of Legislative Inaction: President Obama’s Immigration Accountability Measures Targeted at Immigration Reform
    Publication | Michigan International Lawyer, Volume 27 No. I (Published by the International Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan) | Winter 2015

Alerts

Seminars & Events

  • Independents’ Day: Developments in L, E, and TN Practice
    Event | | | Speaker
  • What Every New Immigration Lawyer Should Know
    Event | | | Presenter
  • Recent enforcement efforts, I-9 compliance and internal I-9 audits
    Event | Troy, MI | | | Presenter
  • Event | Troy, MI | | | Co-presenter
  • Required and desired use of the E-Verify internet-based system, as well as possible legislation concerning its use
    Event | Troy, MI | | | Presenter
  • Immigration Law Enforcement and Compliance
    Event | Troy, MI | |

From Chambers USA, 2022:

"[Meghan] is one of the top business immigration attorneys in the market."

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