Roy J. Barquet: Lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP

Roy J. Barquet

Miami,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Manufacturing
  • Immigration, Nationality & Consular Law
  • Labor & Employment
  • Latin America
University Duke University, B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 1988
Law SchoolColumbia University, J.D., 1991
Admitted1991, Florida; United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Roy J. Barquet is a partner and immigration lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he focuses his practice on immigration litigation and labor and employment. He has experience with business-related immigration issues, audits of employers' compliance with immigration and labor regulations, employment-based immigrant visa petitions, investment and professional visas, labor certifications and family-based immigrant visa petitions. Mr. Barquet is particularly skilled in addressing legal issues confronting multinational companies in the transfer of U.S. and foreign workers between worldwide affiliates with varying labor and employment laws. He is chair of the firm's Immigration, Nationality & Consular Law Practice and a member of the Government & Public Policy, Labor & Employment, International, and Latin America Practices.

Mr. Barquet has represented Fortune 500 companies, Olympic athletes, foreign heads of state, investment firms, executives and international entertainment celebrities before the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services.

Before joining Foley, Mr. Barquet was a shareholder in a large international law firm based in Miami.

Mr. Barquet also served as an assistant state attorney (prosecutor) for the State Attorney's Office in Miami-Dade County from 1991-1996. While there, he was responsible for aspects of litigation in the prosecution of first-degree felonies, including drafting arrest and search warrants, grand jury indictments, discovery, legal motions, jury instructions and appeals.


In recognition of his experience, he has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system. Mr. Barquet was nominated by the South Florida Legal Guide as a Top Up & Comer in the 2006 - 2010 editions, as well as a Top Lawyer in the 2011 edition. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in AmericaŠ in 2013 - 2015.

Community Engagement

Mr. Barquet has also been active in community and civic affairs. He has served as president of the Alzheimer's Association (South Florida chapter), member of the WPBT/Channel 2 Community Advisory Board, and also volunteers for the American Red Cross.


Mr. Barquet is a graduate of Columbia University, where he received his J.D. degree in 1991. He received his bachelor's degree in political science, cum laude, from Duke University.

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Mr. Barquet is a member of the Miami Dade County Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He also is the past chair of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. Mr. Barquet is admitted to practice in Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.


Mr. Barquet is fluent in Spanish.


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Navigating Employment-Based Visas for Startups
Roy J. Barquet, September 30, 2014
Startups often seek to hire highly educated employees with degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering and science) fields in order to compete with their established competitors. Post-graduate international students have emerged as the leading source of talent for startups as nearly 1/3 of...

When Hiring a Foreign Employee May Really Be the Only Feasible Option
Roy J. Barquet, September 12, 2014
The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals of the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”), otherwise known as the BALCA, recently issued an employer-friendly decision that contemplates how an employer can demonstrate it is not feasible to train a U.S. worker for a permanent employment...

Hit With I-9 Violations? Put Them on ICE
Roy J. Barquet, March 27, 2014
Employers who seek administrative review of enforcement fines sought by Immigration Customs and Enforcement (“ICE”) related to U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) Form I-9 violations may petition relief from such ICE allegations before the Office of the...

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Roy J. Barquet

2 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 1900
MiamiFL 33131


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