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John Assadi


John Assadi, a member of the Firm, specializes in the representation of foreign employees of multi-national corporations, international entertainers, scientists, and professional athletes. His clients include major nonprofit organizations, national sports leagues, major orchestras, larger companies and startups.

Mr. Assadi received international media attention for his work on behalf of several Chinese artists who were aboard the Golden Venture ship. His representation enabled them to obtain permanent residence as artists of extraordinary ability. He has been interviewed about immigration issues by The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, the Voice of America and CBS News. He was the former Vice-Chairman of the American Bar Association Immigration & Nationality Law Subcommittee and is admitted to the Connecticut Bar and Federal District Court.

Mr. Assadi also practices sports law and has lectured at the Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid on being a US Sports Agent and represents several professional soccer players and coaches. He is on the Advisory Board of South Bronx United, a nonprofit seeking to empower underprivileged youth through soccer as a tool for social change aiming to help build character, teamwork and leadership.

Additionally, he serves on the Board of Governance of Florence University of the Arts/The American University of Florence.

Mr. Assadi received his A.B. from The University of Chicago in 1983 and his J.D. from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in 1987.

Below are select publications written by or featuring Mr. Assadi: