Marco A. Moreno is a partner at Moreno & Villarrubia LLP’s Indianapolis office. He is the Co-chair of the Immigration and Global Mobility Practice Group and the firm’s Corporate Department. He is the Co-chair of the firm’s Latin American services as a member of the Global Services Practice Group.
Mr. Moreno’s legal practice requires close interaction with a variety of government agencies, including the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, National Visa Center, Department of State, Department of Labor, Department of Justice, Consular Offices, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Executive Office of Immigration Review.
Mr. Moreno represents large international corporations, small franchises, foreign investors, and individuals in all aspects of immigration law. He advises corporate clients on proper immigration benefits for their foreign-born employees, student and employer obligations and responsibilities under state and federal laws and regulations, including I-9 compliance, E-verify, no-match letters, and related anti- discrimination compliance and violation prevention. He plans and prepares applications for labor certification with the U.S. Department of Labor and related nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions with a focus on engineers, medical professionals and researchers, persons with extraordinary ability and with skills warranting national interest waivers. He prepares family-based immigrant visa petitions for individual clients in all family-sponsored categories. Mr. Moreno’s experience with various visas is extensive, including: E-1, E-2, H-1B, H-2B, L-1A, L-1B, O-1, P-1, TN-1, TN-2, as well as PERM Labor Certification Applications and Employment Based Permanent Immigration (all categories).
Mr. Moreno’s clients benefit from this breadth of knowledge because he formulates strategies by drawing on legal arguments from all areas of immigration law, including employment, family, naturalization, student visas, asylum and removal defense. Mr. Moreno is a native of Mexico and his distinctive language skills and understanding of international business environments are instrumental in providing his clients with effective counsel and representation.
Mr. Moreno has received numerous professional awards throughout his legal career, including the Forty under 40 Award from the Indianapolis Business Journal, bestowed upon professional leaders who have achieved success and excelled in their field before the age of 40; the Rising Star Award in Immigration Law from Indiana Super Lawyers, awarded to the top outstanding, emerging lawyers in a given discipline; the Indiana University Public Service Recognition Award, conferred upon lawyers for pro bono or provision of public service; and the Diversity in Practice Award from Indiana Lawyer, awarded to top lawyers who demonstrate a commitment to being a champion of diversity and inclusiveness throughout his/her legal career. Mr. Moreno also completed the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Class XXXIII of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Moreno had been appointed to represent the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis by the Mexican secretary of foreign relations.
Active in the community, Mr. Moreno is an appointed co-chair of the Latino Advisory Council for Office of Congressman Andre Carson; board and founding member of Indiana Latino Expo Inc.; past chair and founding member of the Latino Affairs Committee of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA); chair of the International Law Section of the Indiana State Bar Association; board member of the Latino Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence; consumer protection chair and LGBT member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association; on the diversity subcommittee of ISBA and a member of the Diversity Outreach Program of Indianapolis Bar Association (IBA); and an appointed board member of the Crime Prevention Grant Board.
Mr. Moreno is a frequent presenter, author, and co-author on the topics of immigration and international law. To name a few: Practicing Law in Indiana, Indiana Lawyer, – Immigration Issues Relevant to Global Human Resources Mobility: What In-House Counsel Needs to Know (2012); Immigration and Globalization in Indiana, Indiana State Bar Association Annual Conference, Presenter (2010); I-9 Inspections, Unannounced Visits and Subpoenas Coming Your Way!, Indiana Manufacturer’s Association, Presenter, Indiana Manufacturers Association, Presenter (2010); International Adoption Law, Indiana State Bar Association Annual Conference, Presenter (2009); HRC Immigration Conference, Elkhart Community Consortium, Conference Presenter (2008); What Every Lawyer Should Know About Immigration Law, Indiana State Bar Association – Solo & Small Firm Conference, Presenter (2008); Immigration Developments Affecting Employers, Connexus Indiana, Presenter (2008); The Safe Harbor Rule – A Conundrum, The Indiana Lawyer, Author (2008); Comprehensive Immigration Reform Failed – Now What — The Effects on Employers and to Individuals, Indiana State Bar Association Annual Conference, Speaker (2007); Preparing for Possible Change in Law, Hispanic Welcome Center, Lafayette, Indiana (2006); Nonimmigrant Visa Options for the U.S. Employer, Indiana Manufacturer’s Association, Article (2005); Representing Foreign Born Clients Convicted of Criminal Convictions, ICLEF Seminar, Co-Author (2005); and Immigration Practical Experiences, Indiana School of Law – Indianapolis, Speaker (2004).
Mr. Moreno received his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis in 2003. During and after law school, he worked at an immigration and international focused law firm. Mr. Moreno received his B.A. from Trine University in 2000. While at Trine, he was a judicial clerk for the LaGrange Superior Court for the Honorable George E. Brown.
Mr. Moreno is admitted to practice law in Indiana, Indiana Supreme Court, and the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.