- Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, formerly known as Pace University School of Law (J.D., 2009)
- University of Michigan (B.A., 2003)
- Benchmark Litigation (2020-2022)
- New York
I get to know my clients to provide customized holistic solutions for mobilizing global talent, and connect for them the nuanced regulatory pieces of the immigration and compliance puzzle.
Najia Sheikh Khalid leads Wiggin’s business immigration and compliance practice, counseling startups in navigating U.S. business immigration laws and the intersection of related employment, tax, corporate, and other regulatory areas. Najia partners with emerging companies and entrepreneurs/investors to facilitate U.S. work authorization sponsorship and global employee mobility, offering holistic solutions to meet international workforce needs. With strong acumen for short-term and long-term strategy from a compliance lens, Najia is known for her ability to successfully advise clients through the establishment of new entities and immigration sponsorship policies; the recruiting and onboarding work authorization analysis for employment candidates; I-9 and E-Verify processes; due diligence, immigration liability valuation, and pre- and post-closing compliance for M&A transactions; and the global transfer of both executives and employees.
A British-born Pakistani American immigrant herself, Najia’s personal experience with immigrant livelihood and global mobility fosters a passion for and connection to the work she does.
As a Michigan Wolverine, college football season and trips to the Big House keep Najia energized. She finds inspiration from her faith and family, and in mentoring and facilitating opportunities for minorities and working parents through her involvement in various affinity groups. As much as she can, Najia endeavors to relax with her daughter, travel the world, read literary novels, write nonfiction, and keep up with Bollywood music and movies.