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Scott E. Bettridge
Scott E. Bettridge
Partner *
One Southeast Third Avenue
25th Floor
Miami, FL 33131
 
Tel:
305.374.5600
Fax:
305.374.5095
 
 

Scott Bettridge focuses his practice on corporate and individual U.S. immigration matters, with a specialization in global workforce mobility issues, including due diligence considerations and risk management assessments for mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, downsizings, and start-ups. Scott has worked with and managed a diverse set of clients including major global organizations in the financial services, fashion, media, IT, energy, insurance, healthcare, and industrial chemicals sectors. His practice includes all aspects of corporate U.S. immigration, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, labor certification, EB-5 issues, and I-9 review and compliance. Scott also represents individuals in family-based immigration and citizenship matters.
 
Representative Experience
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Coordinated centralized representation of U.S. immigration matters for financial services, investment management, and insurance divisions of one of the world's largest diversified financial services organizations.
 
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Managed corporate restructuring and consolidation issues for immigration practice of major healthcare and health insurance provider.
 
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Representation of a wide array of individual professional athletes from major and minor league organizations in baseball, basketball, hockey, and other sports on visa and citizenship matters.
 
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Assisted numerous small business owners from a variety of industries with registration before the Department of state under the E visa program for treaty traders and treaty investors.
 
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Implemented I-9 review and compliance program for global electronics and electrical engineering company in the energy, healthcare, and infrastructure sectors.
 
Awards & Recognition
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The Legal 500 2014, Recommended for Labor & Employment-Immigration
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Akerman Nineteenth Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Presenter, "I-9 Compliance in an Era of Enforcement," April 2014
 
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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Speaker, "Advanced I-751 Removal of Conditions Issues," October 2013
 
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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) 2013 Annual Conference, Panelist, "Advanced I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence," June 2013
 
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Practical Law Company, Co-Author, "Form I-9 Audit Best Practices Checklist," 2012
 
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Global HR, Miami Global Leader Conference, Keynote Speaker, "The New U.S. Congress, Business Immigration, and Your Business," February 2011
 
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Global HR, Miami "Next" Practices Forum, Speaker, "Business Immigration Compliance," February 2010
 
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Global HR, Atlanta "Next" Practices Forum, Speaker, "U.S. Congress, and Business Immigration Law: Update on the New Geo-Politics & New Compliances," November 2009
 
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New York Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Moderator, "The H-1B Visa and Alternatives," October 2004
 
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Lorman Education Services, Presenter, "Business Immigration Law in Michigan," October 2000
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), New York Chapter Immigration Law Symposium, Past Program Committee and Symposium Coordinator; Member
 
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University of Miami Citizens Board, Member, 2012-2014
 
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Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Allied Member
 
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The Georgia Bar, Immigration Law Section
 

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Scott E. Bettridge

Practice
Labor & Employment
Education
J.D., Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, 1995
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1992
Bar Admissions
Georgia
* Not admitted to the practice of law in Florida
 
 
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