- Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law - Indianapolis (J.D., cum laude, 1976)
- Indiana University (B.S. with distinction, 1973)
Philip J. Ripani
Phil Ripani is of counsel in the Labor and Employment Group. Mr. Ripani represents employers in labor and employment matters regarding employee benefits, immigration, employment discrimination, employee misconduct, collective bargaining and contract disputes, and other general employment issues. He helps company management with additional labor issues, including union prevention, hiring, discipline and retention of employees, wage and hour, and plant closing issues. He also aids businesses before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services with immigration issues surrounding intra-company (L visa) international transferred employees and obtaining visa status for foreign employees. He advises employers concerning I-9 verification compliance, E-Verify and related immigration - employment enforcement. He has helped companies, colleges and universities, foreign workers and their families to obtain or extend appropriate temporary and immigrant status visas, including H-1B special occupation visas, H-2B temporary visas and H-3 training visas, E visas, and student visas. Mr. Ripani also works with employers and their employee's families on permanent residence visa status both with adjustment of status and consular processing. He has obtained appropriate visas for professional football players, and P-1 and/or O-1 status for professional race car drivers, race engineers, and team managers in the motor sports industry. Mr. Ripani has been a practicing attorney since 1976. He is licensed to practice law in Indiana and admitted in Colorado.
Honors / Awards
The Best Lawyers in America® 2010-2013 Immigration Law; AV® Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Appearances / Publications
"Increasing Your Workforce - Employee or Independent Contractor?" (Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation, 2012), "Employing Full Time Immigrant Labor in Agriculture" (Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation, 2011); "Indiana Immigration Statute" (Town of Fishers Leadership Retreat, 2011); "American Public Power Association 2010 Business & Financial Conference - Federal Employment Law Update" (2010); "Executive Compensation and Deferred Compensation Arrangements: Providing Benefits for You, Your Management Team and Your Company" (BME, 2010); "Indiana Immigration Practice" (Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, 2009);"Ethics" 30th Annual Labor-Management Relations Seminar (Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis/NLRB Region 25, 2009); "Impact on Immigration, Winds of Change Are Upon Us: Preparing Your Business for a New Era of Employment Laws and Regulations" (BME, 2009); “A Practical Approach to Labor and Employer Law - Responding to ‘No Match’ Letters under the New Department of Homeland Security Regulations” (2007); “New Rules For Handling No-Match Letters” (Inside Indiana with Gerry Dick, August 26, 2007); “New Rules for Handling No-Match Letters” (Inside Edge E-Newsletter, August 24, 2007); “Recent Developments in Employment Law” (Central Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Church Business Administration, April 2007); "Legal Topics for Engineering Managers” (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2006 and 2007); “Employment Immigration” (Second Presbyterian Church Open Forum, 2007); “Employment Immigration Issues” (HR Professional Development Association, 2006); “Proceedings Before the Indiana Civil Rights Commission” (Indiana Civil Rights Commission, 2006); “Immigration Law - A Primer on Basic Issues” (Second Presbyterian Church Open Forum, 2006); “Indiana Employment Law Update 2006” (Council on Education in Management, 2006); Building a Business in Indiana (Co-author “Business Immigration”, “Professional Employer Organizations and Contract Employees” sections, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 2006); numerous articles on employment immigration issues.
Appointments / Memberships
Member: Indiana State (International and Employment and Labor Law Sections, co-chairman of American Citizenship Committee) Bar Association; American Immigration Lawyers Association (past chair, Indiana Chapter); National Association of College and University Attorneys; Indiana Bar Foundation (fellow); Sycamore School (past board president)