Matthew Gorman

Matthew Gorman

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Matthew Gorman is an associate in the Global Immigration & Mobility practice of Baker McKenzie's Washington, DC office. Matthew advises on corporate and employment-based immigration law, including work visa petitions, permanent residence and immigration compliance. He regularly advises multinational corporations, start-ups, and high-net-worth individuals on the strategy, requirements, and procedures to secure visas, satisfy employment eligibility, and ensure compliance with immigration-related regulatory requirements.

Matt holds more than nine years of experience in immigration law. He is adjunct professor of law in corporate immigration at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. He is regularly published in blogs and legal news sites in relation to trends and hot topics in the field of global immigration.

Practice Focus

Matthew partners with clients to manage all aspects of their global immigration portfolios and to ensure compliance with relevant immigration regulations. He advises clients on a wide range of immigration and mobility issues across industries, including the review and creation of mobility programs, ensuring day-to-day compliance with immigration laws, and providing training and government enforcement defense in the context of immigration compliance. Matt approaches corporate immigration cross-functionally, and regularly collaborates with the Firm’s wealth management, tax, and government enforcement groups to ensure that advice is holistic, practical, and commercial.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised clients in the IT and consulting industries with regard to the creation of mobility guidelines to ensure international compliance with immigration laws for business travelers, developing strategies to ensure US continuous work authorization, and identifying potential immigration strategies in jurisdictions outside of the United States. 
  • Represented a client in the food manufacturing industry in an ICE Form I-9 audit with potential liability exceeding USD 1 million, ultimately assisting to obtain a warning in lieu of fine or other penalty. 
  • Partnered with litigation practice group to represent a client in a multi-year DOJ investigation relating to allegations of immigration-based discrimination, resulting in settlement. 
  • Partnered with litigation practice group on an internal investigation of a multinational corporation in relation to an internal complaint alleging gender and national-origin discrimination in addition to immigration fraud. Investigation included witness interviews of C-suite employees and the request and review of thousands of internal documents and emails in order to produce a cross-functional investigation report with recommendations. 
  • Developed and implemented complex tax and immigration strategy for high-net-worth individuals and family offices in conjunction with wealth management practice group.
  • Created compliance programs for manufacturing companies with regard to I-9 and E-Verify training for a wide range of HR professionals.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association - Member
  • Maryland State Bar Association - Member


  • District of Columbia~United States (2021)
  • Illinois~United States (2017)
  • Maryland~United States (2014)


  • University of Maryland (J.D., magna cum laude) (2014)
  • Temple University (B.A.) (2011)