Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured O-1 Extraordinary Ability visa classification on behalf of Dr. Parul Bhatt, an internationally renowned medical affairs and research scientist. November 2019

Dr. Parul Bhatt has established herself as an individual of extraordinary ability and by virtue of her accomplishments, which are detailed below, has risen to the top of her field of endeavor. Dr. Bhatt has held lead roles at top medical and research institutions such as Biogen, Inc. Hoffman La Roche and Novartis  where has been was responsible for leading the design and execution of medical plans  for rare debilitating  neuromuscular diseases. She served as a Medical Director at Biogen, Senior International Medical Director and Global Medical Team Lead Neurosciences and Rare Diseases at Hoffman La Roche; World Wide Brand Medical Affairs Director at Novartis in Basel, Switzerland; and as the National Scientific Advisor Manager at Abbott in the United Kingdom. Dr. Bhatt has sustained significant acclaim as a talented scientist and leader in the medical affairs field. It has been our Firm's honor to work with and represent Dr. Bhatt.

In order to qualify for an O-1 visa, which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education or business to live and work in the United States, a foreign national must provide adequate documentation to demonstrate that he/she has sustained national or international acclaim in their field.

In addition, the individual must provide substantial evidence to prove that he/she meets three of the evidence categories defined by statute, as well as a written advisory opinion from a labor union or relevant peer group. The O-1 visa applicant must also show that he/she has an offer of employment in the United States to work in his/her field of expertise (or several offers of employment from multiple sources, along with a third-party Agent to petition on the individual’s behalf and connect him/her to the multiple employers).

Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. was founded in 1960 by Michael’s father, Leon Wildes, whose best-known accomplishment was his successful representation of John Lennon in his widely publicized deportation proceedings, the circumstances of which have inspired several films and documentaries. The firm specializes exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law, has a distinguished domestic and international clientele, and can assist with any type of immigration matter including employment and investment-based immigration, work permits, permanent residence for qualified individuals, family-based immigration, asylum applications, all temporary and permanent type visas, and U.S. citizenship. 

In addition to running a highly successful immigration law practice, Michael is a three term Mayor in Englewood, New Jersey, is the author of Safe Haven in America: Battles to Open the Golden Door, which draws on over a quarter of a century of his practice in the immigration field, is an Adjunct Professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, and serves as Counsel to Lincoln Center and several international/corporate law firms. Moreover, Michael is internationally renowned for his successful representation of distinguished individuals and corporate clients such as performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, race car drivers, fine artists, art dealers, curators, musicians, photographers, stylists, and literary agents. Some of the firm’s other distinguished clients include scholar Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, as well as soccer icon Pele, Master Chef Jean-Georges and First Lady Melania Trump and her family.

Today the firm of Wildes & Weinberg maintains offices in New York City, New York, Englewood, New Jersey,  Miami, Florida, and a presence in Los Angeles, California and continues to maintain its stellar reputation in the field of U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law.

For more information on the O-1 visa category, please visit our Immigration 101 page or contact Michael Wildes at michael@wildeslaw.com.

 

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