Ogletree Deakins Experience?

New pgyV17
Jul 4 16 Comments

Recently started H1B transfer process with Ogletree Deakins. Want to know how are they at handling the cases? Filling speed, mistakes, response times, etc?
The portal that they shared (VisaTrax) seems really bad - full of bugs, pop-ups, and grammatical errors, etc. Sort of made me question their professionalism :(

PS: Tagging VMware as they are the only big name I know that uses this law firm (from searching on Blind). My offer is not with VMWare though.

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TOP 16 Comments
  • VMware offshore
    They are quick with H1B but they delayed my i140 filing. By the way they take their time to reply to emails, sometimes don't reply for weeks.
    Jul 4 4
    • New pgyV17
      OP
      Great..thanks for your reply. Did you use visatrax too?
      Jul 4
    • VMware gnyu73
      I agree very poor in email response. Not sure how well they do with filing/ documentation etc
      Jul 4
    • VMware gnyu73
      Yes Thru VMWARE we use visatrax...
      Jul 4
    • New pgyV17
      OP
      Ah ok. Thanks for confirming. I was concerned after seeing how poorly made it is. But I guess need to get used to it.
      Jul 4
  • VMware / Sales justspying
    I have had smooth experience with Ogletree but horrible experience with Fragomen so I guess it just depends
    Jul 5 1
  • VMware / Eng DHSy00
    They wait until the last minute to file RFE responses.
    Jul 5 1
    • New pgyV17
      OP
      I see. Good to know.
      Jul 5
  • VMware ycys
    If Ogletree doesn't respond, escalate to HR and share your experience and feedback with them. They'll usually step in and help.
    Jul 5 0
  • I got RFE with them... for VMware last week and fragoman did my transfer smoothly 6 months back.. looks they do mistakes..
    Jul 5 2
    • New pgyV17
      OP
      Do you know the reason for RFE? It was some filling mistake?
      Jul 5
    • No I didn’t.. got an email saying it takes 10 dys to reach attorney
      Jul 5
  • VMware / Eng dime_worth
    I have had no issues with them so far. H1 and I-140 all had been very smoothly done. Very proactive with all updates and timelines. Probably depends on the person dealing your case.
    Jul 5 1
    • New pgyV17
      OP
      Oh good to know.
      Jul 5
  • Thanks.. I got the RFE details... Ogletree is recommending me to consult other immigration firm before responding to RFE ... Its expensive for me to consult other law firm.. not sure it’s legal... moreover I had successful h1b transfer for same RFE with current employer
    I am good at LC easy and medium...
    shall I start looking for other companies who doesn’t have Ogletree as their legal counsel...

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    Jul 12 0