Bruce Buchanan


Bruce Buchanan


Bruce E. Buchanan is Special Counsel at Littler Mendelson’s Nashville, Tennessee office. Bruce counsels employers on immigration compliance issues, conducts internal I-9 audits, represents employers in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement inspections/audits and Immigrant and Employee Rights investigations, and employment-based visas and green cards. Also, Bruce practices labor law where he represents employers before National Labor Relations Board and U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division and in collective bargaining.

Prior to joining Littler, Bruce was in private practice in Nashville, where he practiced immigration law and labor law. Before entering private practice in 2003, Bruce was a senior trial specialist for the NLRB for 20 years. For 12 years, Bruce served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, where he taught Labor Law and Employment Law.

Bruce is the co-author of The I-9 and E-Verify Handbook, 2017 and 2024 editions and an editor of Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook on employer sanctions. Bruce served on American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Verification & Documentation Liaison Committee for five years. He is a frequent speaker and author on immigration compliance and labor law before numerous organizations, including AILA, Associated General Contractors (AGC), Tennessee Bar Association (TBA), Tennessee Bankers Association, SHRM, and American Payroll Association. He also frequently writes on immigration compliance issues.

Bruce received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1982 and his B.S.,
magna cum laude, from Florida State University in 1979.

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