Butzel Long attorney Reginald A. Pacis featured during 9th Annual James Madison College Alumni Career Day at Michigan State University on January 28, 2012

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


DETROIT, Mich. –  Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Reginald A. Pacis will participate in a panel presentation for the 9th Annual James Madison College Career Day at Michigan State University on January 28, 2012.  Panelists will answer questions about their industries, the working environment, breaking into the job market and more.

“It is always important to give back to the community,” said Mr. Pacis.  “It is my hope that a discussion concerning my career, along with other professionals, will   allow future contributors to our society to forge their own trail of success.”

Based in Butzel Long’s Detroit office, Mr. Pacis concentrates his practice in immigration law and has handled a variety of immigration matters including H-1B specialty occupation cases, L-1 Intracompany transfers, Labor Certification matters, Immigrant Visa Petitions/ Adjustment of Status applications and interviews, TN Free trade cases, H-1B Department of Labor Investigations, I-9 employer verification compliance, and U.S. Port of Entry airport and land port interviews.

Mr. Pacis is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Immigration Law).  He is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and the Samahang Pilipino Ng Oakland Filipino organization.  He served two consecutive terms from 2003 to 2004 and 2004 to 2005 as Chairperson of the Michigan Chapter of AILA and was a member of the AILA National Board of Governors for those terms.  He previously served as Secretary (2001 to 2003) and Membership Chairperson of the Michigan Chapter of AILA (1998 to 2003).

Mr. Pacis has been a speaker on immigration topics at many business, Hispanic, and Filipino presentations.  Mr. Pacis has served in a variety of committees in the Filipino community and is a member of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce of Michigan.  He completed an appointment by former Governor Granholm for service on the Advisory Committee for Asian Pacific American Affairs (ACAPAA).  He served on the Michigan AILA Advocacy Committee from 2007 to 2010.  Mr. Pacis previously served as Chairperson of the Michigan AILA Committee responsible for liaison with the Michigan Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) Agency, a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security presiding over inspections and security of the U.S. border, from 2005 to 2007.  His service expanded to the AILA National CBP liaison Committee as a member and Vice Chair.  He now serves as Chair of the AILA National CBP liaison Committee.

Mr. Pacis earned his J.D. from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University in 1996 and his B.A. from James Madison College at Michigan State University in 1992.  He joined the State Bar of Michigan in 1997.

About Butzel Long
Established in 1854, Butzel Long is a leading law firm with offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, and Washington, D.C., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey.  The firm is also a member of the Washington D.C. law firm, Butzel Long Tighe Patton.  Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on regional, national, and multi-national levels and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms.  Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.

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