Courtney H. New

Courtney New leads Nixon Peabody’s Global Immigration practice. She represents a wide range of corporate clients from startups to large multi-national corporations with respect to all aspects of U.S. business immigration law.

What do you focus on?

Today my practice is focused on helping employers hire and retain the foreign national talent they need to drive their businesses forward. I make sure that clients successfully navigate the complexities and challenges involved in securing non-immigrant visas, labor certification, permanent residence, and naturalization. I enjoy working with clients and their employees through the full immigration life-cycle, as their businesses and lives develop.

What do you see on the horizon?

There are still some U.S. employers who can say that they have never had to navigate our complex immigration system in order to hire the talent they need. But in the coming years those employers will become increasingly rare and those that want to compete and retain top talent will need to become well-versed in immigration processes. Employers who rely on science, technology, engineering and math expertise will be the most impacted, as more than half of the graduates of U.S. advanced degree programs in these fields are now foreign nationals. Employers who can work with employees to manage their immigration processes over the long-term will have a competitive advantage.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained E-2 visa for UK retailer’s CEO to support expansion to the U.S.
  • Secured P-1 visas for players in the National Football League.
  • Obtained H-1B visas and permanent resident status for numerous employees of large U.S. manufacturer.
  • Obtained O-1 Extraordinary Ability status for researchers working on developing treatments for a variety of diseases and disorders.
  • Support major hospital systems sponsoring medical professionals for non-immigrant and immigrant statuses.


Courtney H. New



Phone: 401-454-1116


Phone: 617-345-6056

Fax: 866-407-8299

Boston College Law School, J.D.

Colby College, B.A., magna cum laude


Courtney is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

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