Jay Ruby is an immigration attorney in Fragomen’s Atlanta office. Jay’s practice entails over 20 years of successfully partnering with international and domestic business clients in the development and management of innovative, cost-effective and compliant immigration strategies and programs for foreign national employees.
Jay has represented employers from Fortune 50 to start-up companies before the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Labor (DOL) and Department of State (DOS) in connection with a broad array of applications and petitions for nonimmigrant and immigrant work visas and permanent resident status.
Jay has extensive experience developing H-2B visa strategies for seasonal and peak-load employers in the hospitality, landscaping and construction industries, and representing H-1B and H-2B employers before the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division.
Jay has extensive experience with O-1 and O-2 visas for entertainment employers and agents, as well as outstanding researchers and professors.
He advises employers on immigration compliance and solutions and strategies related to corporate restructures, mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and downsizing.
Jay is a frequent author and speaker on a variety of immigration topics, including H-2B visa regulatory changes and compliance; innovative visa options and strategies; immigration consequences of corporate restructuring; successful partnering with clients; and ethics.
He is a frequent speaker at the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s annual conference and, on occasion, co-authors the organization’s comments to DOL/USCIS proposed rulemaking affecting the H-2B visa program.
Jay has provided a variety of pro bono assistance, including contributing to Kids In Need of Defense (KIND).
- Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert School of Law | J.D., 1992
- Indiana University | B.A., 1989
Bar Admissions: Georgia
Court Admissions: U.S. District Court – East District of Louisiana; U.S. Supreme Court
- Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
- Former Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer of AILA Louisiana/MidSouth Chapter
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