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Shanon R. Stevenson

Partner, Atlanta
t: 404.240.5842
f: 404.240.4249


Shanon Stevenson is a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Taskforce, a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys dedicated to advising employers on the many workplace law aspects of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Shanon Stevenson is a partner in the Atlanta office and is co-chair of the firm's Immigration Practice Group. Shannon also serves as Chair of the firm's Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee. Shanon's practice focuses on corporate immigration law in the information technology industry.

She began practicing in this area in 1998. She has comprehensive knowledge and extensive experience in a broad range of immigration areas, including advising clients on current immigration legislation, handling nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications, outbound visas and advising employers on I-9 compliance.

Shanon is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She has been repeatedly recognized for her immigration practice in Georgia Super Lawyers – Rising Stars. Shanon is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She was also selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 – Immigration in 2015. Shanon was recognized for immigration law in The Best Lawyers in America in 2020.



  • Provides U.S. immigration services for the leading European investor in R&D for the travel and tourism sector. This IT travel industry giant employs 14,000 people in 190 markets and has revenues of $3,913 million.
  • Worldwide immigration services for $2+ billion Fortune 1000 technology company with 7,000+ employees in 15 countries through North America, Latin America and Europe, including the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Brazil, Peru, Chile, India and Spain.
  • Advises employers during USCIS site visits, USDOL H-1B wage and hour investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement inspections, Homeland Security Investigation worksites enforcement investigations and immigration raids.
  • Obtains nonimmigrant visas, including H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, L-2, TN, E-3, H-3, H-2B, J-1, O-1, P-1, B-1, B-2, E-2 and E-1 visas.
  • Obtains immigrant visas, including PERM labor certifications, EB-1 Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, EB-1 multinational executives and managers, EB-1 outstanding professors and researchers, EB-2 advanced degree professionals and EB-3 professional and skilled workers.
  • Obtains outbound visas, including business visas, work visas and permanent residence applications to the U.K., Canada, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Turkmenistan and Spain.
  • Analyzes Export Administration Regulations to render “deemed export” determinations.
  • Advises employers on I-9 compliance, E-verify and the myriad of state immigration laws.
  • Represents employers in discrimination complaints filed with U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for immigration-related unfair employment practices.
  • EB-1 for a non-profit entity in New York for professionals who detects human rights violations in Africa utilizing satellite imagery.
  • EB-1 outstanding researcher for prostate cancer at a university.
  • J-1 waiver and H-1B for a pediatric cardiologist at a leading children's hospital.

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America (2018 – 2021)
  • Named the “Contributor With Most Popular Article In United States” for her article “And the H-1B Goes To … USCIS Completes the FY2019 Annual H-1B Lottery Selection Process” by Mondaq in 2018.
  • Selected to Georgia Super Lawyers – Rising Stars
  • "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in the Legal 500 - Immigration in 2015

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Member, National Employment Law Council
  • Member, Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA)
  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Community Activities

  • International Foundation For Montessori Education, Member
  • The Galloway School, Parent Association
  • Atlanta Young Singers of Callanwolde, Volunteer
  • Japan- America Society of Georgia, Member



Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • “ICE Audits on the Rise this Summer”
    Webinar for AAHOA
    July 2019
  • “New I-9 Form Audit : Make sure Your Employer Completes the New Form Correctly”
    Webinar for HRWebAdvisor
    April 2014
  • "The New Form I-9: Planting Seeds of Compliance"
    Florida Specialty Crop Foundation’s Agricultural Labor Relations Forum - Orlando, Florida
    September 2013
  • “New I-9 Form Audit : Make sure Your Employer Completes the New Form Correctly”
    Webinar for HRWebAdvisor
    July 2013 
  • “Anatomy of an I-9 Audit”
    Webinar for Netchex
    July 2013
  • “Top 12 Immigration Mistakes Employers Made in 2012”
    23rd Annual SHRM-Atlanta Human Resources Conference, Atlanta, GA
    April, 2013
  • “I-9 Requirements”
    One Day, Many Solutions Employment Law Coast-to-Coast Seminar
    Presented by Fisher Phillips, Atlanta, GA
    April 2013 
  • “I-9s Recordkeeping: Best Practices for Completing, Storing and Re-Verifying”
    Business & Legal Resources (BLR), Virtual Summit on Immigration
    March 2013
  • “Preventing Problems at the Port of Entry”
     American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Georgia-Alabama Chapter Annual Conference
    February 2013
  • "Navigating ICE-y Waters": Immigration Compliance Problems & Solutions"
    Daily Report In-House Counsel CLE Seminar - Atlanta, GA
    March 2012
  • "I-9s: How to Avoid DHS/ICE Scrutiny & Fines Amid Record-Breaking Enforcement Efforts"
    Business & Legal Resources (BLR) Webinar - Atlanta, GA
    March 2011
  • "The H-2B Roller Coaster"
    Small Business Workforce Alliance Annual Conference - Washington, D.C.
    March 2011
  • "Hiring Foreign Nationals: Navigating the Immigration System"
    SHRM Atlanta Northeast GEM Meeting - Duluth, GA
    January 2011
  • "Immigration Hot Topics - What You Need to Know Right Now"
    Douglas County Human Resources Academy - Lithia Springs, GA
    March 2010

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