Roy J. Barquet


Roy J. Barquet is an immigration lawyer with robust experience handling immigration and labor and employment litigation. A partner and chair of the firm’s Immigration, Nationality, and Consular Law Group, Roy regularly represents clients in 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.

Roy 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 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.

Roy previously 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.

Awards and Recognition

  • Peer Review Rated as AV Preeminent®, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ system
  • Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the practice area of Immigration (2021-2024) and Litigation – Labor and Employment (2024)
  • 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, 2015, 2016, and 2017 editions.
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Immigration Law (2013 – 2023)
  • Florida Trend “Legal Elite” list for immigration, nationality, and consular law, 2017


  • Member, Miami Dade County Bar Association
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Past Chair, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee

Community Involvement

  • President, Alzheimer’s Association (South Florida chapter)
  • Member, WPBT/Channel 2 Community Advisory Board
  • Volunteer, American Red Cross


  • Spanish (fluent)
22 November 2023 Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

Department of Justice and Apple Reach $25 Million Landmark Agreement

On November 9, 2023, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it secured a landmark $25 million agreement with Apple, Inc. to resolve allegations of discriminatory hiring and recruitment processes employed in relation to the permanent labor certification program.
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
01 June 2023 Press Releases

Foley Earns Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2023

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that it has again been recognized by Chambers & Partners as one of the top law firms in the country in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
05 December 2022 Blogs

COVID-related Form I-9 Remote Verification Flexibilities Extended Through July 31, 2023

On October 11, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension through July 31, 2023 of Form I-9 remote verification flexibilities first announced in March 2020 and later updated in March 2021.
18 August 2022 Press Releases

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced that 250 of our attorneys across 20 offices have received recognition in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
01 June 2022 Press Releases

Foley Ranks Among Nation’s Top Law Firms in Chambers USA 2022

Foley has again been recognized by Chambers & Partners as one of the top law firms in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.