Bradley D. Maier


Today, employers are more dedicated to recruiting top talent than ever before—and the search doesn’t stop at national borders. Bradley Maier is an international business and compliance attorney who helps clients make sense of constantly changing U.S. immigration and customs laws, and guides them through the steps to acquire foreign talent and key personnel.

Bradley represents employers including foreign and domestic corporations, local businesses, investors, families and individuals with a wide range of immigration matters before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, the Labor Department, the State Department and United States Customs and Border Protection. He regularly handles applications for permanent residence based on labor certification, investment and family relationship.

Drawing on more than 18 years of experience navigating complex federal regulations, agencies and compliance programs, Bradley also advises businesses regarding pre-merger notification to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) for large value acquisitions, export-control under Export Administration Regulations and International Traffic in Arms Regulations for sensitive technologies, compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and notice to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States for foreign acquisition of U.S. businesses.



  • Trusted legal advisor to a wide variety of technology and software companies seeking H-1B, TN, L-1 and other nonimmigrant visas for key personnel.
  • Successfully obtained permanent residence under the EB1 Extraordinary Ability category for a number of outstanding medical researchers, athletes and performing artists.
  • Guided the Seattle-based subsidiary of  an Australian biotech company through process to transfer and hire key scientists and managers from abroad.
  • Helped professional sports teams complete their rosters and take to the field after successfully obtaining top talent from abroad through the O-1 visa category.
  • Advised publically traded companies regarding anti-trust issues and HSR pre-merger notification to the FTC on multiple $200+ million acquisitions.

Memberships & Awards


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Member
  • Limited Legal License Technician Task Force, Member (2013-2014)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Oregon Chapter, Chair and Officer (2005-2012)
  • Oregon State Bar Association's Pro Bono Committee, Member (2004-2006)
  • Cornelius Honor Society of the Lewis & Clark School of Law, Member


  • Ranked for Immigration Lawyers in Oregon, Chambers USA (2020-2021)
  • Ranked for Labor and Employment (Immigration) Lawyers in Oregon, Chambers USA (2018-2019)
  • Recognized by Oregon Super Lawyers
  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Cornelius Honor Society, admitted 2003

Resources & Ideas


Community Activities

Community Activities

  • Oregon Ballet Theatre, Board Member (2010-2013)




Oregon State Courts

United States District Court, District of Oregon

Outside The Office