Tony Derosby has practiced exclusively in the area of employment and immigration law since he joined the firm in 1988, and directs the firm's Immigration Practice Group. Tony helps clients achieve business objectives in the recruitment, hiring, transfer, and retention of international personnel. He leads a practice group providing immigration services for employers in a variety of industries, including medicine, technology, education, manufacturing, recreation/tourism, forest products, financial institutions, and energy. His group partners with human resources personnel, recruiters, and in-house counsel in obtaining temporary and permanent visas. He has a substantial background in all work-related visa classifications and provides strategic guidance to clients at all stages of the employment relationship.

Honors & Distinctions

Included in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2005 for Immigration Law and in Chambers USA since 2005 for Employment Law

Professional Activities

Member, American Immigration Lawyers' Association

Member, American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Committee

Member, Massachusetts State Bar Association Employment Law Section

Member, Maine State Bar Association Employment Law Committee

Tony is a frequent speaker at employment law seminars and regularly conducts management and employee training.


Section Editor, Wage and Hour Law: A State-by-State Survey, (ABA/BNA 2004 & 2006-2010 Supps.).

Civic Activities

Tony leads the firm's partnership with the Immigration Legal Advocacy Project, providing pro bono legal assistance to applicants for asylum from Congo, Somalia, Haiti, Rwanda, and other countries.

Practice Areas

Representative Experience

  • Serves as national outside counsel in employment and business immigration to leading employers in the fields of semiconductor design and manufacture, science and research, health care, management consulting, private secondary education, undergraduate and graduate education, recreation and tourism, manufacturing, transportation, and forest products
  • Serves as outside counsel in employment and business immigration to several large multi-national business operations, including multinational companies with corporate headquarters or production/design facilities in the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Sweden, South Korea, Singapore, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Canada

Representative Experience

  • Represents employers and employees in the design and implementation of employment-related immigration strategies. He has obtained approvals for thousands of employment-related immigration applications, including applications on behalf of multi-national executives and managers, "extraordinary ability" applicants, "outstanding" researchers and scientists, advance-degree professionals, national-interest waivers, professionals, skilled workers, and immigrant investors. He has helped clients process applications at more than 50 consulates around the world and works regularly with clients on consular processing issues
  • Serves as general outside immigration counsel for more than a dozen health care organizations, including Maine's largest health care organization, as well as health care organizations serving remote and rural HPSA/MUA communities. He works with health care organizations, physician practices, and physicians to meet employment-related immigration needs. His applications account for a significant share of all Conrad 30 approvals in Maine and for virtually all of the Flex 5/Flex 10 approvals in Maine
  • Assists employers and their employees with NAFTA-related strategies and applications, including in-person applications at Ports of Entry and Pre-Flight Inspection. He has substantial experience assisting businesses and business investors with US-Canadian business immigration needs