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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Main Office Address

450 Laurel Street 
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
United States

Office Locations

Birmingham, AL; Atlanta and Macon, GA; Baton Rouge, Mandeville and New Orleans, LA;  Jackson, MS; Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, TN; Washington, D.C.

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Personal Background

Robert C. Divine is the Chairman of the Immigration Group of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C., a law firm of 560 lawyers and public policy advisors with offices in 15 cities from Washington, D.C. to New Orleans.  Mr. Divine served, from July 2004 until November 2006, as Chief Counsel and for a time Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS).  He is the author of Immigration Practice, a 1,600 page practical treatise on all aspects of U.S. immigration law that is revised and reprinted annually to reflect the law’s constant changes.  Mr. Divine has practiced immigration law since 1986 and has served as Chair of various committees of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  He currently is Vice President of the Association to Invest in the USA (IIUSA), an association for EB-5 regional centers. His practice includes all aspects of U.S. immigration law, representing large and small international and domestic employers, family sponsors, investment regional centers, and individual foreign nationals.  He has litigated significant business matters, including class action employment discrimination, contract, commercial, product liability, antitrust, ERISA benefits, business torts (including RICO, misrepresentation, Consumer Protection Act), and immigration-related criminal matters. 

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Firm Background

Baker Donelson's Labor and Employment Practice Group represents management exclusively in all areas of labor and employment law. We have extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts defending all forms of employment related lawsuits. We also represent employers before all governmental bodies charged with enforcement of employment statutes and policies, such as the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The firm's labor and employment attorneys are also committed to counseling with and providing representation for our clients regarding their most valuable assets - their human resources.


Firm Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights; Business and Transactions; Construction; eBusiness / Technology; Eminent Domain; Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation; Environmental, Health Care; Equipment Leasing; Estate Planning / Probate; Financial Services and Transactions; Government Investigations and Litigation; Health Law; Immigration; Intellectual Property; International; Labor & Employment; Litigation; Public Policy; Real Estate; State Public Policy Group; Taxation - Federal & State / Local; Transportation.