Linda J. Armstrong is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Detroit office. She is a graduate of Madonna College (B.S., 1982) and Detroit College of Law (J.D., 1988).
Ms. Armstrong is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Immigration Law).
Ms. Armstrong concentrates her practice in the area of business and family immigration law, including all aspects involved with the international movement of personnel; immigration consequences of corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions; employer and workplace compliance issues, including I-9 and H-1B public access file investigations; inbound and outbound work-authorized immigrant and nonimmigrant matters; and labor certification. Ms. Armstrong is a member of the Firm's Pro Bono Committee and the Firm's Global Automotive Industry Group.
Ms. Armstrong provides on-site training to business clients on numerous topics, including US nonimmigrant visas; US permanent resident processing; employer compliance issues, including I-9 completion and compliance and H-1B public access file compliance; and outbound general strategic planning. Ms. Armstrong is a frequent speaker on business immigration to professional and business organizations, including the International Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, SHRM, and Datatel (DUG) Users Group.
Ms. Armstrong has helped organize and has presented at Butzel Long's full-day Immigration Seminar for the past 12 years. She has also participated as a speaker at Butzel Long's Annual Labor and Employment Forum.
Ms. Armstrong is a member of the American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association: Immigration Committee Co-Chair; State Bar of Michigan: International Law Section, Council Member; State Bar of Michigan: International Law Section, Immigration Committee - past Co-Chair; Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association; American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); AILA Michigan Chapter; and AILA Michigan Chapter: Department of Labor Liaison.
Prior to joining Butzel Long, Ms. Armstrong was an associate at another major Detroit law firm, where her practice was concentrated in the area of immigration law. She was also employed as Associate General Counsel with Federal-Mogul Corporation where she had responsibility for legal matters relating to employment relations, product liability, advertising, political action committees, and immigration.
In the “2011-2012 Best Law Firms,” report by U.S. News Media Group, the publisher of U.S. News & World Report, and Best Lawyers®, Butzel Long was nationally ranked in the first tier in Immigration Law (Tier 1).