William Baird
William Baird
Partner
Fragomen LLP

A people-focused global mobility professional, Will has a strong track record of building large-scale immigration programs and managing the workforce movement of thousands of employees around the world. With a particular emphasis on compliance and strategy as well as development and implementation of new technologies, he works with multinational and mid-tier companies across several sectors, including energy and technology, on cost-effective and efficient methods of moving their workforce around the world.

Whether assessing and fine-tuning an existing program or developing one from the ground up, Will uses data to measure each client’s process from a financial and business goals impact. He then provides a roadmap of how the program should function to meet the client’s business and workforce objectives, ensuring speed-to-market combined with full compliance and a positive end-to-end employee experience.

As someone who has traversed the immigration system himself, he not only is able to provide pragmatic guidance to clients but is also able to empathize with their employees. Will builds long-lasting relationships through trust and results, simultaneously meeting clients’ objectives and elevating the client contacts within their own organization. A natural problem-solver, Will prides himself on working through various combinations to reach a favorable solution, including knowing how to connect and collaborate across jurisdictions with the right people within the firm.