Marcine A. Seid
Marcine A. Seid is a globally-recognized speaker, practitioner, and thought leader in U.S. business immigration matters. She has more than 30 years of experience advising and representing clients in connection with nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions and immigration-related corporate compliance issues, including Form I-9 audits and worksite enforcement actions. She also founded and served as principal attorney of the Seid Law Group, recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top immigration law firms in the United States.
Marcine has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for each of the last eighteen years and by Who’s Who Legal as a Thought Leader in Corporate Immigration since 2015. She has also co-authored several leading publications in the field of business immigration, including Immigration Compliance and Best Practices (with Charles M. Miller and Daniel Brown, American Bar Association publ.), Immigration Law in the Workplace (with Charles M. Miller and S. Christopher Stowe, Jr., Wolters Kluwer Law & Business publ.), and Immigration Compliance Auditing for Lawyers (also with Charles M. Miller and S. Christopher Stowe, Jr., American Bar Association publ.). Additionally, she has served as co-director and moderator of the Worksite Immigration Compliance Symposium at Stanford Law School and has taught employment-based immigration law at Stanford Law School and at Santa Clara University School of Law.
Marcine has also served as an elected director on the National Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), as the chair of AILA’s Santa Clara Valley Chapter and the chair of its USCIS Administrative Appeals Office Committee, and as co-chair of its National Verification & Worksite Enforcement Liaison Committee. She is currently serving as a board member of AILA’s Latin America and Caribbean Chapter.
She is one of 25 members of IMMLAW – a national consortium of immigration experts which is dedicated to advancing the profession of immigration law. She is also the National Vice President and Silicon Valley President of the International Network of Boutique and Independent Law Firms (INBLF) – an organization comprised of highly-vetted boutique law firms in the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally-recognized independent law firms.
She holds a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of California, Davis.
She is admitted to the State Bar of California and to the bars of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the Supreme Court of the United States.
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Awards & Recognitions
- Best Lawyer’s in America
- Northern California Super Lawyers
- Who’s Who Legal – Corporate Immigration
Memberships & Associations
- American Immigration Lawyer’s Association
- Past Director, AILA Board of Governors (2005-2017)
- National Vice President, International Network of Boutique and Independent Law Firms
Pro-bono & Community Service
- San Jose Symphony Foundation, Board Member
- Immigrants’ List, Board Member
- American Immigration Council Board Member
- Immigration Compliance and Best Practices – 2018 American Bar Association (ABA).
- Immigration Law in the Workplace – 2020 Wolter Kluwer Publishers.
- Immigration Compliance Auditing for Lawyers – ABA
- University of California, Davis (B.A.)
- Santa Clara University Law School (J.D., 1993)