Shirley Tang has more than 20 years of experience in advising businesses on the recruitment and retention of global talent. She is a strategic resource to human resources and talent management professionals in securing work visas (including H-1B, TN, L-1, O-1, and others) and permanent residency (green cards) through employment sponsorship. Her clients represent a broad range of industries including information technology, pharmaceuticals, finance, healthcare, hospitality, and manufacturing.
Shirley has considerable expertise in representing companies and high net worth individuals, who are citizens of certain eligible countries, to obtain work visas based on a treaty of commerce and navigation (E-1 Treaty Trader) or a bilateral investment treaty (E-2 Treaty Investor) . Additionally, Shirley assists companies in developing and structuring technical training plans to attract highly skilled interns and trainees from overseas under the J-1 exchange visitor program.
Shirley also provides guidance to Human Resource managers on Labor Condition Applications, I-9 compliance and enforcement issues. She also counsels private educational institutions on compliance with the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), which operates under the auspices of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
From 1995 to 1998, Shirley served as an Assistant District Counsel for the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Newark, New Jersey. There, she handled immigration litigation, employer sanctions, IRCA compliance cases and denaturalization cases.
Shirley is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She has lectured on immigration topics for the Federal Bar Association at seminars in the District of Columbia, New Jersey, Florida, Georgia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands and has authored articles on immigration law developments for various journals.