Brendan J. Venter

Brendan J. Venter

Harris Beach PLLC
  • Immigration Law, Employment Law
  • New York
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Brendan focuses his practice on developing and managing global talent acquisition programs for large and small employers seeking to fill highly skilled positions in the United States. He counsels employers located throughout New York, the United States and internationally and assists with obtaining immigration status and employment authorization for employees in both nonimmigrant and immigrant (permanent resident/“green card”) visa categories. His practice includes an emphasis on assisting college/university faculty members and medical professionals with complex immigration issues such as J-1 waivers, O-1 visas, and permanent residency through the National Interest Waiver, Outstanding Professor/Researcher, and Alien of Extraordinary Ability categories. Brendan also works extensively with investors, entrepreneurs, and start-ups in securing investment-based nonimmigrant visas.

As part of his practice, Brendan also counsels individual clients in family-based and humanitarian immigration processes, including marriage-based visa petitions, adjustment of status, consular processing and asylum applications.

Practice Areas
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Harris Beach PLLC
- Current
Associate Attorney
Harris Beach PLLC
Associate Attorney
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP
Judicial Law Clerk
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
Law clerk to the Honorable Gary L. Sharpe, Chief U.S. District Court Judge
Albany Law School
J.D. (2013)
Honors: Honorable Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. Scholarship (N.D.N.Y. Federal Court Bar Association)
Activities: Associate Editor, Albany Law Review Research Assistant to David D. Siegel, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law Dean Thomas Sponsler Honors Teaching Fellow, Federal Civil Procedure
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University of Notre Dame
B.A. (2008) | Spanish; Latin American Studies
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Rising Star - Immigration Law
Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
State Bar of New York  # 5191259
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American Immigration Lawyers Association - Upstate NY Chapter
Executive Board - Secretary
- Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Managing a Global Workforce
Capital Region Human Resource Association
Immigration Options After Graduation, Stony Brook University
Hiring Foreign Talent
Center for Economic Growth
Immigration Options After Graduation
Stony Brook University
Hot Topics in Temporary and Permanent Residence for Highly Skilled Workers on Both Sides of the Border, AILA Upstate NY Northern Border Conference, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Visas & Taxes: Coping with Two Devils, American Payroll Association Annual Conference, Latham, NY
American Payroll Association
2018 Immigration Forecast: the New Political Landscape, State University of New York Global HR conference, White Plains, NY
Immigration 101, Clifton Park, NY
Notre Dame Club of Northeastern New York
Immigration Options After Graduation
Stony Brook University
A New World for Immigrants: Executive Orders, Policy Changes, and Lawsuits
Skidmore College
Websites & Blogs
Harris Beach Immigration Blog
Contact & Map
Harris Beach PLLC
677 Broadway
Suite 1101
Albany, NY 12144
Telephone: (518) 701-2773
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