Lauren Sigg

Lauren M. Sigg

Associate

Lauren M. Sigg

Associate

  • Overview

    Biography

    Lauren Sigg practices primarily in the area of U.S. immigration law, focusing on business immigration.

    Ms. Sigg's practice involves helping multinational companies, health care organizations, and schools in staffing their U.S. offices by successfully obtaining appropriate immigration status for their employees. She enables hospitals; academic institutions; and manufacturing, chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies, including some Fortune 100 companies, to retain valuable key business people, scientists, researchers, and other professionals by obtaining both temporary and permanent immigration status. While her practice encompasses all business-related nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, Ms. Sigg focuses on multinational intracompany transfers, petitions for outstanding researchers and individuals with extraordinary ability, and naturalization matters.

    Ms. Sigg also works with various health care organizations with respect to obtaining waivers of foreign residency requirements for physicians, enabling our clients to attract and retain valuable professionals. She counsels employers on the Immigration Reform and Control Act and related issues, including employment verification, I-9 matters, and E-Verify, as well as provides guidance on compliance with export control regulations.

    Ms. Sigg also provides advice and guidance regarding import/export control issues, including compliance and enforcement issues.

    Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sigg interned with United States District Court Judge Alfred V. Covello at the U.S. District Court in Hartford, Connecticut.

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Represented transportation company in defense of an environmental class action trial in Massachusetts state court, one of the very few class action trials resulting from an environmental incident and, to our knowledge, the first environmental class action ever tried in Massachusetts. The case involved claims for property damage resulting from an oil spill in Buzzards Bay in 2003. The class was made up of approximately 1,000 residents from the Town of Mattapoisett who alleged their shoreline property was oiled as a result of the spill. The March 2010 trial, which lasted two weeks, addressed the claims of eight individual class members. The jury ultimately awarded a very favorable result for the client. The results of these initial cases were meant to provide the parties with a basis to resolve the remaining claims.
      • Represented large high-technology manufacturer and after-market service provider in the negotiation and related legal support required to design and permit several connected "sustainable campus" projects at its headquarters, including multimillion-dollar wastewater treatment and reuse upgrades, eliminating NPDES-permitted discharges, installation of a combined heat and power cogeneration facility, and related infrastructure changes.

    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Listed as a Rising Star in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Immigration for since 2013 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "Doctors Can Clear Immigration Hurdles," published in Connecticut Law Tribune (10/19/2012)

    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "Current Real Estate Issues and Trends," co-presented with Michele L. Maresca and George W. Watson III, co-moderator of monthly webinar series sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of the Counselors of Real Estate and the University of Connecticut Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies (2010-2012)

      "Clean Water Act Update: Storm Water Permitting, Enforcement, and TMDLs," co-presented with Michele L. Maresca and George W. Watson III, Environmental and Utilities Practice Group Roundtable (2009)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • June 13, 2014

        Hartford Lawyers Promote AILA Immigration Contest

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      • November 20, 2013

        R&C Lawyers Write Article for Connecticut Law Tribune

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      • March 8, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Author Chapter in Global Climate Change Special Pamphlet Series

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