Littler’s Bruce Buchanan Reappointed to American Immigration Lawyer Association Committee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 27, 2023) – Bruce Buchanan, a special counsel attorney in the Nashville office of Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has been reappointed to the American Immigration Lawyer Association’s (AILA) Verification and Documentation (V&D) Liaison Committee for the 2023-2024 year. Buchanan has been a member of the V&D Liaison Committee for the last three years and previously served during the 2015-2016 term.

Founded in 1946, the ALIA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit, voluntary national bar association that provides continuing legal education, professional services, information and proficiency to more than 16,000 members through its 39 chapters and more than 50 national committees. The ALIA’s V&D Liaison Committee liaises with the Department of Homeland Security, the Immigration and Employee Rights (IER) Section of the Department of Justice, and the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) on matters involving employment verification, Form I-9 documentation requirements, immigration and customs enforcement efforts, OCAHO issues, and more.

Buchanan is a member of Littler’s Immigration Practice Group and counsels employers on immigration compliance issues and on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement inspections and audits. He has significant experience with matters related to employment-based visas, asylum and frequently handles I-9 compliance issues. Before focusing on immigration, Buchanan served as senior trial specialist for the NLRB for 20 years. In his employment and labor law practice, Buchanan focuses on counseling clients on union-filed representation petitions, representing employers in collective bargaining, and advising on wage and hour and Family and Medical Leave Act matters.

Additionally, Buchanan regularly writes and speaks on immigration compliance issues for employers. This year, he spoke at the AILA Annual Conference on immigration customs and enforcement of I-9 audits, Littler’s Executive Employer Conference on immigration issues, and the AILA Georgia | Alabama Chapter Conference on immigration compliance issues. Buchanan is also the co-author of the I-9 and E-Verify Handbook and served as an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.

Buchanan earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and his B.S., magna cum laude, from Florida State University.

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