Louis F. Massard


Louis is a Partner at Global Immigration Associates where he provides counsel to employers of all sizes across a wide range of industries in obtaining nonimmigrant and immigrant benefits for foreign national personnel. He is experienced in leading compliance projects and due diligence initiatives related to corporate structure changes, such as mergers, acquisitions, downsizings, reductions in force, and creation of successor-in-interest entities.

Louis routinely prepares and delivers training presentations to a wide range of audiences, including human resources leadership, recruitment professionals and visa beneficiaries.

Prior to joining GIA, Louis practiced immigration law at a boutique firm in North Carolina where he provided counsel to employers, families, and individuals.

Outside of the office, Louis enjoys traveling, reading, and playing golf. He is also a native Spanish speaker and is proficient in French.


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D.

  • Northwestern University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Louis is licensed to practice in North Carolina.

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “PERM Recruitment 102,” June 2020 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • Presenter, “An Introduction to PERM Recruitment,” May 2020 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • Presenter, “H-4 Visa: Overview and Recent Developments,” April 2019 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)

  • Presenter, “The Global Talent Landscape: Filling Key Skills Gaps with Immigration,” October 208 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)

  • Presenter, “NAFTA and the TN Visa: A Comprehensive Overview,” August 2017 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)