Steven J. Malm is counsel in the Immigration Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Los Angeles office. He handles a wide variety of business immigration matters, chief among them the sponsorship of workers for non-immigrant visas and permanent residence, and advising companies on immigration compliance generally.
Prior to joining, Mr. Malm gained extensive experience counseling large corporations on similar immigration law matters at other well-established immigration law firms. Mr. Malm is certified as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, which comes in recognition of his vast experience in the field of immigration law.
This experience also includes defending individuals against deportation before the Immigration Court, litigating cases before Federal district and circuit courts, complex naturalization proceedings, family-based immigration filings, and humanitarian and asylum work. He also worked as a criminal defense attorney upon graduation from law school, where in addition to honing litigation and trial lawyer skills he developed an expertise in the intersection of criminal and immigration law as pertains to admissibility and deportability.
Mr. Malm credits his interest in immigration law to his international background, having lived in Europe during his childhood and travelled to over 50 countries. He is conversational in French, Spanish, and Egyptian Arabic. He enjoys the exposure to individuals from around the world that comes with practicing immigration law and particularly admires the ambitious, hardworking, gritty, and frequently entrepreneurial spirit of his immigrant clients.
- J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law (2007)
- B.A. in Economics and Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, magna cum laude (2004)
- Supreme Court of California
- United States District Court for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California
- United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
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