Henry M. MasciaPartner
Henry M. Mascia is a civil litigator and immigration attorney. As a litigator, Henry drafts and argues appeals, and litigates a variety of civil matters in federal and state courts. Henry’s appellate advocacy has resulted in seminal decisions from New York State’s highest court:
- Government Empls. Ins. Co. v. Avanguard Med. Group, PLLC, 27 NY3d 22 (2016) (holding that the No-Fault law does not require insurers to pay office-based surgery practices a “facility fee”).
- State Farm v. Fitzgerald, 25 NY3d 960 (2015) (holding that the mandatory supplementary uninsured/underinsured motorist endorsement, prescribed by Insurance Law § 3420 (f) (2) (A), exempts “police vehicles” from the definition of the term “motor vehicle” in the endorsement and the policy)
- Nesmith v. Allstate, 24 NY3d 520 (2014) (holding that that the non-cumulation language in Allstate’s policy limited Allstate’s liability to a single policy).
As an immigration attorney, Henry helps corporations and individuals navigate the labyrinth of U.S. immigration law. Henry represents clients seeking H-1B Visas for highly skilled workers in specialty occupations, L Visas for intra-company transfers engaged in specialized employment, O Visas foreign nationals with extraordinary ability, E Visas for treaty traders and investors, P Visas for entertainers and athletes, and TN Visas for highly skilled Mexican and Canadian professionals. Henry also represents individuals seeking to sponsor family members to become lawful permanent residents and advises corporate clients on compliance with E-Verify and Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.
In 2017, Henry received the New York State Bar Association’s President’s Pro Bono Award, and was named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.
Before joining Rivkin Radler, Henry worked as an attorney advisor at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, colloquially known as the “Immigration Court.” As an attorney advisor, Henry drafted opinions and memoranda for all three immigration judges at the Varick Street Immigration Court and for the immigration judge of the Institutional Removal Program. He provided in-hearing advice on issues related to removability and statutory eligibility for relief. Henry also trained immigration judges, law clerks, and interns on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.
From 2009 to 2011, Henry served as a law clerk at the New York Court of Appeals. In this capacity, Henry wrote motion reports for civil motions for leave to appeal, recommending whether to grant, deny, or dismiss leave. He also drafted memorandum opinions for civil appeals selected for alternative procedure.
Henry has written several legal articles, including, “A Reconsideration of Haitian Claims for Withholding of Removal under the Convention Against Torture,” 19 Pace Int’l L. Rev. 287 (2007), and “Book Note,” 1 J. Ct. Innovation 169 (Winter 2008) (reviewing Franklin Zimring, The Great American Crime Decline (2007)).
Active in the New York State Bar Association, Henry serves on the Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction.
Super Lawyers named Henry a Rising Star in the Metropolitan New York area for 2017 and 2018. Henry also received the 2017 Leadership in Law Award at the Associate level from Long Island Business News.
Henry graduated magna cum laude from Pace Law School. During law school, he served as articles editor for the Pace International Law Review and as senior student editor for the Journal of Court Innovation. He received the Dean’s Award for academic excellence, leadership, and service to the law school and community.
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Pace University School of Law, Juris Doctor,magna cum laude
Messiah College, B.A., Spanish Business, magna cum laude