Carl C. Risch

Global Mobility & Migration, Public Policy, Regulatory & Government Affairs, Enterprise Risk & Crisis Management

"Carl is a very fine lawyer, with a great depth of knowledge and experience. He has strong analytical skills and strategic knowledge of how Consular Affairs works."
Chambers 2023


Carl Risch is a partner in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office, a member of the Global Mobility & Migration practice and a highly regarded immigration, nationality, and visa lawyer. He is the former Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, where he managed the worldwide visa and passport function for the United States government, domestically and at its embassies and consulates abroad.


  • Bloomsburg University, BA, summa cum laude
  • The Dickinson School of Law, JD, cum laude

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  • District of Columbia


  • Néerlandais