Butzel immigration law attorney Bushra Malik named to 2022 edition of Best Lawyers® in the Midwest ‘Lawyer of the Year’

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

TROY, Mich. –  Bushra Malik, Butzel attorney and shareholder, has been named to the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers® second annual Best Lawyers in the Midwest publication. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected guide to the legal profession.

Using information excerpted from the 2022 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, this stand-alone publication features more than 10,000 lawyers recognized for their top legal talent in the Midwest. For research purposes, smaller and more rural cities located within a reasonable distance to larger cities are combined into single geographical regions called “metro areas” to help collect as much feedback and data as possible. The Midwest region, as defined by Best Lawyers, includes metro areas located within six states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

In addition to the lists of recognized lawyers, the publication includes regionally relevant editorial content, information on the award methodology process, a brief company overview, the Best Lawyers metro area map and a section recognizing the “Lawyer of the Year” awards designated through these metro area distinctions.

"Lawyer of the Year" honorees are based on extremely high overall feedback within specific practice areas and metropolitan regions. Notably, the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in the Midwest “Lawyer of the Year” section includes a feature on Malik.

Malik, based in Butzel’s Troy office, practices in the area of immigration law, focusing on the representation of multinational and domestic clients' inbound and global migration needs. Her experience includes Employment based (Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher, Multinational Manager, and PERMs) and Family based Permanent Residence Petitions, Non-Immigrant Petitions (H-1B/Specialty Occupation, J-1/ Exchange Visitor, L-1/Intracompany Transfers, O-1/Extraordinary Ability, TN/ NAFTA); Employer Compliance (I-9 Audits and H-1B Public Access File Audits); J-1 waivers; Compliance under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiate (WHTI); U.S. Passports; complex naturalization matters; and currency seizures.

Malik currently serves on the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Department of State National Liaison Committee. Malik previously served as the Chair of the AILA Michigan Chapter; is the past Chair of AILA’s Global Migration Section; and speaks regularly at AILA national and international conferences. 

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