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Bradley D. Maier

Bradley D. Maier



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

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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 15 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.


  • FTC Announces 2016 Thresholds for Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Antitrust Review
  • President Trump Issues New Executive Order Banning Many Employment-Based Visas
  • Immigration and COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Temporary Relaxation of Requirement for I-9 Forms
  • 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
  • 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
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  • Deadline for Filing New H-1B Visa Applications for FY2015 is April 1st. Prepare Applications ?Now.
  • Employers Required to Use New Form I-9?


  • Evolve Your Startup - The NEW Global Workforce
  • Central Washington Agriculture Seminar

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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