Practice Expertise

  • Immigration
  • Corporate Formation and Governance
  • Business and Corporate
  • Employment, Labor and Benefits

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Corporate
  • Corporate Formation and Governance
  • Employment, Labor and Benefits
  • Immigration
  • International Business
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
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WSG Leadership

  • WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group - Member


Today, employers are more dedicated to recruiting top talent than ever before—and the search doesn’t stop at national borders. Bradley Maier is an international business and compliance attorney who helps clients make sense of constantly changing U.S. immigration and customs laws, and guides them through the steps to acquire foreign talent and key personnel.

Bradley represents employers including foreign and domestic corporations, local businesses, investors, families and individuals with a wide range of immigration matters before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, the Labor Department, the State Department and United States Customs and Border Protection. He regularly handles applications for permanent residence based on labor certification, investment and family relationship.

Drawing on more than 18 years of experience navigating complex federal regulations, agencies and compliance programs, Bradley also advises businesses regarding pre-merger notification to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) for large value acquisitions, export-control under Export Administration Regulations and International Traffic in Arms Regulations for sensitive technologies, compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and notice to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States for foreign acquisition of U.S. businesses.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon


  • Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, Juris Doctor degree (2002)
  • Portland State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science, cum laude (1999)

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Corporate
  • Corporate Formation and Governance
  • Employment, Labor and Benefits
  • Immigration
  • International Business
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
  • Trusted legal advisor to a wide variety of technology and software companies seeking H-1B, TN, L-1 and other nonimmigrant visas for key personnel.
  • Successfully obtained permanent residence under the EB1 Extraordinary Ability category for a number of outstanding medical researchers, athletes and performing artists.
  • Guided the Seattle-based subsidiary of  an Australian biotech company through process to transfer and hire key scientists and managers from abroad.
  • Helped professional sports teams complete their rosters and take to the field after successfully obtaining top talent from abroad through the O-1 visa category.
  • Advised publically traded companies regarding anti-trust issues and HSR pre-merger notification to the FTC on multiple $200+ million acquisitions.


Additional Articles
  • FTC Announces Increase in Filing Thresholds for 2023
  • Thinking About Selling Your Ag Business? Time to Get Your I-9s in Order
  • Considering selling your business? Get your I-9s in order now!
  • Getting Ahead of Agriculture's Rising Wages & Tightening Labor Market
  • It’s H-1B Season Again—Are You Ready?‎
  • The U.S. Breaks with Canada in Response to COVID-19 and Cross-Border Travel Restrictions 
  • It’s H-1B Season—Are You Ready?‎
  • FTC Reduces Notice Thresholds Under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act for 2021, Increases Penalties, and Temporarily Suspends Expedited Review
  • USCIS Temporarily Allows Employees to Present I-797 Approval Notices
  • Oregon OSHA Issues Draft Emergency Temporary Standards Related to COVID-19
  • Immigration and COVID-19 (updated 8/3/2020)
  • COVID-19: Temporary Relaxation of Requirement for Certain I-9 Forms (updated 8/3/2020)
  • President Trump Issues New Executive Order Banning Many Employment-Based Visas
  • State of Commercial Real Estate and Construction in the Pacific Northwest
  • Social Security Administration Resumes Issuing “No-Match” Letters
  • Homeland Security Wants to Be Friends on Facebook
  • Schwabe Grows its Reputation as Top Law Firm with New ‎Rankings from Chambers & Partners
  • FTC Announces 2016 Thresholds for Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Antitrust Review
  • It's H-1B Season—Are You Ready?‎
  • FTC Announces 2015 Thresholds for Hart-Scott-Rodino Act ‎Antitrust Review
  • It's H-1B Season—Are You Ready?‎
  • New Visa Policy to Drive Business and Tourism Between the United States and China
  • 新签证政策将推动中美两国商业和旅游业发展
  • Deadline for Filing New H-1B Visa Applications for FY2015 is April 1st. Prepare Applications ‎Now.
  • Employers Required to Use New Form I-9‎


  • Schwabe in the Field: Getting Ahead of Agriculture's Rising Wages and Tightening Labor Market Seminar
  • Evolve Your Startup - The NEW Global Workforce
  • Central Washington Agriculture Seminar

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