Perspectiva General

Hector Galeano handles all aspects of business visas and immigration related employer compliance investigations. He advises legal and human resources departments on immigration compliance, implementation of immigration policies, and management of visa options for current and potential candidates. He counsels employers on immigration compliance in matters related to ICE I-9 Audits, Department of Labor (DOL) investigations, and investigations by the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section of the Department of Justice (formerly the Office of Special Counsel). He provides employers with training on I-9 compliance, and management of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa processing. He prepares and oversees the preparation of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa filings with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State and drafts labor certifications for submission with the DOL. As part of the Global Mobility team, he works with local counsel to develop strategies for employers on employment visas and work permits for other jurisdictions including: Brazil, the United Kingdom, China, Mexico and India.

Prior to joining Littler, Hector worked on nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters, appeared before the immigration court handling complex removal proceedings, asylum cases, and family based immigration matters. He has extensive experience working with local counsel to prepare employment visas and work permits for other countries.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


Young Lawyers Division

Florida Bar


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County


American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida Chapter

News, Analysis & Press

H-1B Cap Registration Update


February 21, 2020

E-3 Visas: Immigrating from Australia

Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM)

December 10, 2014

Libros & Capítulos

  • Littler on I-9 Compliance and Work Authorization Visas, National Employer Library Series

Speaking Engagements

Littler Hospitality Roundtable

Miami, FL

February 6, 2020

The Revised Form I-9: Understanding the Changes and Handling the Transition

January 18, 2017

When to Call an Immigration Attorney?

Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Law Week CLE

April 30, 2015


  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2008cum laude
  • B.S., Florida State University, 2005cum laude


  • Spanish

Admisión de la barra



  • Florida Supreme Court