- Immigration Law
- Global Immigration
- International Employment
- Employment Verification
- Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
|University ||Oakwood College, Huntsville, AL, B.A., summa cum laude, 2001|
|Law School||William and Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, VA, J.D., 2004|
|Admitted||2004, Virginia; 2007, Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia; Georgia Supreme Court; Supreme Court of Virginia|
American Immigration Lawyers Association
National Employment Law Council
Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
State Bar of Georgia, Immigration Law Section
Atlanta Bar Association
Southern Society of Adventist Attorneys
Jessica Cook is a partner in the Atlanta office and a member of the firm's Global Immigration Practice Group.
Jessica's practice focuses on immigration and nationality law. Jessica has extensive experience representing and advising employers in all areas of business immigration, including temporary employment visas, labor certifications, permanent residency, and outbound visas.
She advises employers regarding compliance with the Form I-9, including government audits of I-9 forms. She conducts I-9 and E-Verify compliance training, performs I-9 audits and frequently speaks on immigration topics.
Jessica represents local, national and multi-national companies with regard to their immigration needs in such industries as higher education, health care, information technology, manufacturing, and other fields.
Jessica is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Upholding E-Verify In Arizona
May 27, 2011
The Federal Government and Immigration Enforcement in 2010: I-9 Audits, Site Visits and a Big Push for E-Verify
December 1, 2009
August 1, 2008
The New Trend Continues - ICE Audits the I-9 Forms of 1,000 Businesses
Quotes and Soundbites
Avoid Five I-9 Mistakes
September 7, 2011
Tips To Prepare Your Company For An I-9 Audit
May 5, 2014
November 5, 2013
Immigration 2009 - What Every Employer Needs to Know
February 1, 2009
Cobb Chamber of Commerce HR Academy - Atlanta, GA
November 13, 2013
Immigration Update: State E-Verify Requirements - Hilton Head, SC
January 25, 2012
Understanding the Georgia E-Verify Requirement and How It Impacts My Business - Waco, GA
January 18, 2012
Immigration Reform in the Southeast
Hilton Head, SC
Understanding the Georgia E-Verify Requirement and How It Impacts My Business
Employer Obligations: Georgia Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011
Stay One Step Ahead of the Government - Immigration Compliance
Creating an International Workforce: Use Visas to Get the Job Done
Form I-9 Compliance: How to Prepare for an I-9 Audit
Complying with Immigration Laws
Immigration Update - What Every Employer Should Know
Board of Directors, Oliver White Hill Foundation
|Reported Cases||Representative Work; Permanent residence cases for Aliens of Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Researchers (including scientists, and internationally-recognized academics) and University and College faculty (special handling cases). O-1 nonimmigrant visas for individuals who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. Representation of employers in connection with U.S. governmental agency audits and investigations, including H-2B U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division audtis/investigations and Form I-9 compliance audits by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.|
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Tips To Prepare Your Company For An I-9 Audit
Jessica T. Cook, May 8, 2014
The Immigration Customs and Enforcement division (ICE) of the Department of Homeland Security, continues to issue Form I-9 Notices of Inspection to businesses across the nation. In fiscal year 2012, ICE served over 3,000 Notices to businesses, resulting in over $12 million in fines. Additionally,...
Jessica T. Cook, November 7, 2013
The O-1A visa category is available to foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, education, business, or athletics who want to work in the United States. These individuals are part of a small percentage of people who have risen to the very top in their respective fields of...
New Immigration Reform Bill Introduced in United States Legislature
Jessica T. Cook, October 15, 2013
On October 2, 2013, members of the Democratic Political Party in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced H.R. 15, “The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act”. H.R. 15 is a comprehensive immigration reform bill mirrored after the U.S....
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