Elaine Young

International Practice Group Chair at Kirton McConkie

Elaine Young currently serves as International practice group chair at Kirton McConkie. She manages work visa processes for the firm’s clients, including large multinationals, small businesses, public entities, and individual investors. Elaine’s practice includes securing visas in nonimmigrant classifications like H-1B, TN, L, O, and E, and immigrant visas, including employment-based green cards, in a wide range of industries. Elaine speaks frequently on topics related to hiring foreign workers, addressing visa issues and the unique payroll tax issues that employers face when hiring foreign workers. She also helps employers with global migration needs, including coordination of the overall visa process for outbound employees. Elaine writes the monthly immigration columns for theFederal Employment Law Newsletter and Utah Employment Law Newsletter, and edits the Immigration chapter of BLR’s HR Guide to Employment Law. She earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law, and then practiced in the U.S. tax group of a global firm in New York before joining Kirton McConkie in 2004.