Alka Bahal of Fox Rothschild Appointed Chair of Immigration Law Committee for the Essex County Bar Association

June 24, 2008

Alka Bahal, a partner with Fox Rothschild LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Immigration Practice, has been appointed Chair of the Immigration Law Committee for the Essex County Bar Association (ECBA).

Bahal, who is resident in the firm’s Roseland, New Jersey, office, has extensive experience in corporate immigration and employer compliance issues, including IRCA, I-9s, Social Security mismatch issues, and business visas. In the course of her career focused on corporate immigration law, she has represented a wide variety of clients, from Fortune 500 clients to small, privately held corporations to healthcare and nonprofit organizations across the country. Bahal has developed a niche in representing fashion houses of all sizes around the world and has become well known for her attention and creative solutions to employers' hiring needs.

Also a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, Bahal has assisted with a variety of management-side negotiations with unions as related to immigration matters, and has provided guidance and training on I-9 and Social Security mismatches to employers of all sizes.

A noted speaker and author on corporate immigration topics, Bahal regularly hosts seminars on immigration compliance and strategic planning and has authored numerous published articles on IRCA and I-9 matters, as well as visa-related topics.

Founded in 1899, the ECBA is the professional association of the Essex County. With 3000 members, it is the largest county bar in New Jersey. Since its inception, the ECBA has implemented programs and embraced positions to meet the needs and concerns of the Essex County legal community and the community-at-large.

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