Shai Dayan

Senior Counsel

D (212) 705-9875F (212) 688-8315sdayan@gibney.com Connect
Shai Dayan

Shai is based in Los Angeles, California and represents and counsels businesses in employment-based immigration matters. He strengthens his clients’ workforces by developing strategies to procure nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for highly talented foreign national candidates for employment. Shai has vast experience with a variety of nonimmigrant visa types, including H-1B, L, E, O and TN.

He is routinely called upon by his clients to secure more permanent employment solutions for their most talented foreign national employees. He guides his clients through all phases of the employment-based green card sponsorship process, including the PERM process and petitions for multinational managers and extraordinary ability employees.

Shai also ensures that his clients continue to remain compliant with immigration laws despite constantly changing interpretation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He works with corporate clients of all sizes in industries including finance, e-commerce, technology, marketing, energy, hospitality, medical and manufacturing.

Shai also represents individual clients in family-based immigration matters including marriage-based green card petitions and applications.

Shai is a co-host of the Hasta La Visa, Baby podcast, a series which  provides a deep-dive into the relationship between U.S. immigration law and fictitious characters from popular television shows and films. Listen here.

education

  • New York Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Maryland College Park, B.A., Government and Politics

bar admissions

  • New York

court admissions

  • New York State Court of Appeals
  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division

Experience

  • Manages the U.S. immigration program for an internationally known digital media organization
  • Leads the immigration counseling of a dynamic investment management firm
  • Instrumental in the green card sponsorship activities of a prominent international financial services organization

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Articles, Publications & Lectures

  • Executive Transfers to the United States: Planning and Avoiding Pitfalls,” Practical Law’s Private Client Guide, February 2017, Co-author
  • The Perm Development Lifecycle – From Drafting Over Recruiting to Filing, American Immigration Lawyers Association, January 2017
  • What Advisors To High Net-Worth Foreign Investors Should Know About Investment Related Immigration And Tax Issues In The U.S., Private Asset Management Magazine Monthly Breakfast Seminar, February 2014

 

Languages

  • Hebrew

Practices

education

  • New York Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Maryland College Park, B.A., Government and Politics

bar admissions

  • New York

court admissions

  • New York State Court of Appeals
  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division