Jennifer Shanley

Jennifer L. Shanley


Jennifer L. Shanley


  • Overview


    Jennifer Shanley is a member of Robinson+Cole's Immigration Group. She practices primarily in the area of U.S. immigration law, focusing on business immigration. Ms. Shanley'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. Shanley focuses on multinational intracompany transfers, petitions for outstanding researchers and individuals with extraordinary ability, and naturalization matters. 

    Ms. Shanley 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 verifications, I-9 matters, and E-Verify, as well as provides guidance with export control regulations. Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Ms. Shanley served as a law clerk to the Honorable F. Herbert Gruendel of the Connecticut Appellate Court. While attending law school, she served as the business managing editor of the Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal. She also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Janet C. Hall at the United States District Court, District of Connecticut. 

  • Experience
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bar Association (2013 - Present)

      Connecticut Bar Association (2013 - Present)

      American Immigration Lawyers Association (2015 - Present)
    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Special Olympics Connecticut (2013 - Present)

      Special Olympics Young Professionals Group (2014 - Present)
    • Publications


      "Hiring a Foreign National Worker: What U.S. Employers Need to Know," published in Mobility Magazine, co-authored with Joshua S. Mirer (May 2017)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • May 5, 2017

        Immigration Group Lawyers Publish Article for Mobility Magazine

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      R+C News Releases

      • October 16, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes New Lawyers

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