Megan Naughton, co-chair of the Immigration Group, practices primarily in the area of U.S. immigration law, focusing on business immigration. The majority of her work involves advising businesses, schools, and nonprofits on nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for their employees and preparing visa petitions for submission to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. She also counsels employers on the Immigration Reform and Control Act and related issues, including I-9 and worksite enforcement issues. On a daily basis, Ms. Naughton oversees the PERM process with regard to the filing of regular and special-handling PERM cases, as well as the preparation and filing of outstanding professor and researcher petitions, and extraordinary ability petitions. She is certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt.
A frequent author on pressing topics shaping immigration law, Ms. Naughton most recently published "Foreign-Born Can Fall Into Gaps" and "Trepidation Over Employee Verification," both appearing in the Connecticut Law Tribune, and "Immigration Reform Needed to Support Emerging Technologies," appearing in the CT Business Magazine. Ms. Naughton recently co-authored a chapter regarding worksite compliance in a Matthew Bender publication on labor and employment law. She also served as a peer editor for the treatise Business Immigration Law & Practice, published in 2011 by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and is mentioned in the publication's acknowledgements.
Ms. Naughton has served as a faculty member for Sterling Educational Services' immigration series in Boston, Hartford, and Long Island. She frequently speaks for the Connecticut Business Industry Association, as well as the Connecticut Bar Association, on business immigration and related topics.