Matthew T. PhillipsDirector
Matt has been practicing immigration law for over twenty years, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for the last ten consecutive years, and has been recognized by his peers as the 2018 Pittsburgh Immigration Law “Lawyer of the Year.” His practice focuses on employment-based immigration, including global/outbound immigration, family-based immigration, naturalization and exclusion/deportation defense. Matt is a Director of the Firm and a member of the Immigration and International Business Practice Groups, and is the Chair of the Global/Outbound Immigration Group.
As Chair of the Global/Outbound Immigration Group, Matt assists employers with the process of obtaining visas for business visits, as well as short and long term work assignments abroad.
Matt’s primary areas of concentration include U.S. employment-based immigration, including temporary and permanent visas; non-immigrant business visas, particularly E, H and L visas; labor certification (PERM); and permanent resident status, not including labor certification. He also has experience in civil litigation.
Matt currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association Immigration Law Committee. He is also a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association, as well as the Greater Pittsburgh Relocation Council. In addition, Matt has served as past Chair of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the AILA.
Matt has appeared on CNBC to discuss visas for skilled workers, and has been interviewed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on the same topic. He has published articles on global immigration in Mobility Magazine, and most recently has been published in Best Lawyers “Legal Insights” with regard to Employment-based U.S. Immigration.
He is often a presenter at events sponsored by the firm and other organizations when immigration-related compliance and enforcement topics are discussed.