Shanon R. Stevenson: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Shanon R. Stevenson

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Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.
Phone(404) 240-5842

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Practice Areas

  • Business Immigration
  • Citizenship and Naturalization
  • Consular Processing
  • Employment Authorizations
  • Employment Immigration
  • Employment Verification
  • Employment Visas
  • E-Verify
  • Global Immigration
  • I-9 Compliance
  • Immigration Discrimination
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 - IRCA
  • Investor Visas
  • Labor Certifications - PERMS
  • Permanent Visas
  • Visas
University Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, B.A., 1994
Law SchoolGeorgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, GA, J.D., 1997
Admitted1998, Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia; Georgia Supreme Court

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


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.


Fisher & Phillips Ranked Among the Top in The Legal 500
June 3, 2015

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


Let the H-1B Games Begin: May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor
March 26, 2014

“Automatic Visa Revalidation - Skip the Daunting Visa Interview at the U.S. Consulate Abroad”
Fisher & Phillips Cross Border Blog - July 24, 2013

USCIS Finally Releases New Form I-9”
Fisher & Phillips Cross Border Blog - March 13, 2013

12 Steps To Immigration Compliance in 2012
Fisher & Phillips Cross Border Blog - February 3, 2013

“Top 12 Immigration Mistakes Employers Made In 2012”
Fisher & Phillips Cross Border Blog - November 20, 2012

Top 11 Immigration Mistakes Employers Made In 2011
Fisher & Phillips Cross Border Blog - December 20, 2011

“Show Us The Workers - U.S. Employers Struggle to Fill Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (“STEM”) Positions”
Fisher & Phillips Cross Border Blog - October 12, 2011

Tapping U.S. Employees To Work In An Untapped Canadian Market
Fisher & Phillips Cross Border Blog - August 2, 2011

Oh Canada! Canada Toughens Stance on Business Visitors
Fisher & Phillips Cross Border Blog - May 24, 2011

“H-1B Employers Must Toe-The-Line”
Fisher & Phillips Wage and Hour Laws Blog - April 25, 2011

Quotes and Soundbites
H-1B Visa Demand Spike Predicted
March 18, 2014

H-1B Visa Lottery: April's Full Day
March 28, 2013

Newsletter Articles
Get A Passing Grade When Employing H-1B Teachers
October 1, 2011

H-1B Labor Condition Application Violations Could Cost Your Company Millions
September 1, 2010


The Intersection of the NLRA, Employment Laws and Immigration
April 22, 2015

1st H-1B Visa Petitions Begin: Guidance for Employer Sponsors
January 14, 2015

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

“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
September 2013, Orlando, Florida

“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 LLP, 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


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

Reported CasesRepresentative Work; ; 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.

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Shanon R. Stevenson

1075 Peachtree Street, NE
AtlantaGA 30309


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