Jessica T. Cook: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Jessica T. Cook

Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.
Phone(404) 240-4151

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Visas
  • Immigration Law
  • Global Immigration
  • E-Verify
  • International Employment
  • Employment Verification
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
University Oakwood College, Huntsville, AL, B.A., summa cum laude, 2001
Law SchoolWilliam and Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, VA, J.D., 2004
Admitted2004, Virginia; 2007, Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia; Georgia Supreme Court; Supreme Court of Virginia

Professional Activities
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

Identity Theft 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

Newsletter Articles
Tips To Prepare Your Company For An I-9 Audit May 5, 2014

Extraordinary People November 5, 2013

Immigration 2009 - What Every Employer Needs to Know February 1, 2009


Georgia Chapter - September Luncheon - Two Hour Labor Law Update
September 9, 2014

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

Fisher & Phillips Hosts Women's Bar Reception
February 11, 2011

Fisher & Phillips Co-Sponsors National Employment Law Council Reception
March 11, 2010

Immigration Reform in the Southeast
Hilton Head, SC

Understanding the Georgia E-Verify Requirement and How It Impacts My Business
Waco, GA

Employer Obligations: Georgia Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011
Atlanta, GA

Stay One Step Ahead of the Government - Immigration Compliance
Columbus, GA

Creating an International Workforce: Use Visas to Get the Job Done
Atlanta, GA

Form I-9 Compliance: How to Prepare for an I-9 Audit
Atlanta, GA

Complying with Immigration Laws
Atlanta, GA

Immigration Update - What Every Employer Should Know
Atlanta, GA


Board of Directors, Oliver White Hill Foundation

Reported CasesRepresentative 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.

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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,...

Extraordinary People
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...
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Jessica T. Cook

1075 Peachtree Street, NE
AtlantaGA 30309


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