As corporations move into international markets, there are several considerations to take into account to avoid high-profile security problems, political pitfalls and a potentially damaged reputation. Greenberg Traurig Immigration Shareholder Ian Macdonald recently discussed a few of these considerations in a Corporate Counsel article entitled “6 Immigration Law Mistakes GCs Make When Going Global.” The article highlights several immigration law errors that can be averted when equipped with proper knowledge. These include:

  • Failing to Evaluate Risks (For Everyone);
  • Allowing “Stealth” Business Travelers;
  • Winning That Project Without Thinking About Staffing It;
  • Forgetting About Immigration Risks in M&As;
  • Assuming You Can Hold Onto Sensitive Data; and
  • Ignoring Immigration Tax Problems.

When structuring a global mobility program, it is important for employers to note that not one jurisdiction is the same. Each international market brings unique challenges and hidden risks that can be proactively managed through in-house and outside counsel support. To read the full article on* For more information about structuring a compliant global mobility program, please contact Ian Macdonald at

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