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Shanon R. Stevenson

Partner, Atlanta
Atlanta
t: 404.240.5842
f: 404.240.4249

Overview

Shanon Stevenson is a partner in the Atlanta office and a member of the firm's Global Immigration Practice Group. Shanon's practice focuses on corporate immigration law.

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, Export Administration Regulation Deemed Export determinations, 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.

Experience

Experience

  • Provides world-wide 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 and Immigration and Customs Enforcement inspections.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Awards

Shanon has been repeatedly recognized for her immigration practice in Georgia Super Lawyers – Rising Stars. Shanon is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Professional Activities

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

Community Activities

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

Insights

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • “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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