Skip to main content

John F. Quill

Member / Chair, Immigration Practice

JFQuill@mintz.com

+1.617.348.4401

Share:

John’s practice encompasses all aspects of immigration and nationality law. John draws on over two decades of experience to help companies and their employees obtain nonimmigrant visas, including B, E, H, J, L, O, and TN visas. He also handles applications for PERM labor certification; extraordinary ability, outstanding researcher, and national interest waiver petitions; adjustment of status procedures; consular processing; and naturalization. John has distinguished himself in the use of legal operations and technology to streamline practices and develop innovative solutions to challenging legal and case production issues. He represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including biotechnology, FinTech, hospitals & health systems, insurance, financial services, retailers, education, consulting, and staffing services.

Prior to joining Mintz, John was a partner in the business immigration group of an international law firm. Earlier, he was an immigration attorney at a Boston-based law firm.

In addition to his practice, John is a frequent panelist at seminars on immigration topics, and he regularly writes articles about business immigration. He has also served as co-chair of American Immigration Lawyers Association regional conferences.

 During law school, John was a finalist in the Rothgerber Moot Court Competition.

Education

  • University of Colorado (JD)
  • University of Massachusetts (BA, cum laude)

Recognition & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America: Immigration Law (2017 – 2020)

Involvement

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Volunteer attorney, Irish International Immigrant Center

Recent Insights

News & Press

Viewpoints

Immigration Viewpoint Thumbnail

USCIS Settlement a Win for Staffing Companies and H-1B Workers

May 26, 2020 | Alert | By Lindsey Steinberg, John Quill

This alert provides insight on USCIS’s Serenity Info Tech et al. v. Kenneth T. Cuccinelli settlement, which overturns 10 years of policies limiting employers of certain H-1B visa holders.
Read more
Immigration Viewpoint Thumbnail

Executive Order Bars Entry for New Immigrant Visa Holders for 60 Days

April 23, 2020 | Alert | By Susan Cohen, John Quill

This alert from the Mintz Immigration Practice discusses President Trump’s Executive Order, signed April 22, 2020, suspending the entry of new immigrants into the US for 60 days.
Read more
Immigration Viewpoint Thumbnail

COVID-19 Immigration FAQs for Employers of Foreign Nationals

April 22, 2020 | Advisory | By William Coffman, Susan Cohen, John Quill

These FAQs provide US employers of foreign nationals with information on their obligations under immigration law related to pay reductions, reduced hours, leaves of absence, furloughs, and other steps they may be considering during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read more
Immigration Viewpoint Thumbnail
On March 27, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updates on the H-1B cap registration process. Employers and attorneys will need to log into the USCIS Registration portal in order to learn the status of each registration. 
Read more
Viewpoint Thumbnail

Employer Guidance: Home Office Employment for Foreign Workers

March 18, 2020 | Advisory | By William Coffman, John Quill

This alert reviews worksite and Notice requirements for foreign workers and how employers can ensure compliance as employees work remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.
Read more
Viewpoint Thumbnail

H-1B Cap Registration Implemented by USCIS

December 9, 2019 | Alert | By John Quill

This alert covers USCIS’s December 6, 2019 announcement that, as expected, it will be implementing a new electronic registration process for the FY2021 cap season.
Read more
Viewpoint Thumbnail

Proposed H-1B Cap Registration Fee Rule Published by DHS

November 7, 2019 | Alert | By John Quill

This alert covers a November 7, 2019 announcement by DHS that effective December 9, 2019, USCIS will collect a $10 filing fee for each H-1B cap registration.
Read more
Viewpoint Thumbnail

Proposed H-1B Cap Registration Fee Rule Published by DHS

September 4, 2019 | Alert | By John Quill, Susan Cohen

Read more
Viewpoint Thumbnail

Proposed H-1B Cap Registration Fee Rule Cleared by OMB

August 16, 2019 | Alert | By John Quill, Susan Cohen

Read about the Office of Management and Budget’s recent clearance of a proposed filing fee rule for USCIS’s H-1B cap registration process.
Read more
Viewpoint Thumbnail
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced the issuance of a final rule which expands the ways in which foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States can be found inadmissible based on the likelihood of becoming a “public charge.” The rule takes effect on October 15, 2019.

Read more

News & Press

News Thumbnail
Member and Chair of Mintz’s Immigration Practice John F. Quill was quoted extensively in an article published by Law360 on technological concerns in advance of the March 1 launch of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ new online system for filing H-1B visa requests.
News Thumbnail
Chair of Mintz’s Immigration Practice John F. Quill was quoted in a recent Law360 article detailing the top five immigration policies to watch in 2020. In particular, Mr. Quill provided commentary on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ planned revisions to the definitions of “specialty occupation,” “employment” and “employer-employee relationship” for the H-1B visa program.
News Thumbnail
On December 6, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it will implement a new online registration process for employers seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions for the fiscal year 2021. In this Law360 expert analysis column, Member and Chair of the Immigration practice John F. Quill provided guidance for employers as they prepare to navigate the new system.
Member and Chair of Mintz’s Immigration Practice John Quill authored an expert analysis column published by Law360 that provided key takeaways from the United States Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule regarding a filing fee for cap-subject H-1B petitions.
John Quill has joined Mintz’s office in Boston, where he will focus on business immigration matters and improving immigration data reporting. The firm’s Immigration Practice attorneys serve as trusted business advisors for top-tier companies with offices throughout the world.