- Immigration Law
- Immigration and Naturalization
- Business Immigration
- Employer Regulatory Compliance
- Labor and Employment Law
- International Law
|Contact Info||Telephone: 919-760-3000|
|University ||Rhodes College, B.A., 1991|
|Law School||Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1995|
|Admitted||1995, Alabama; 1998, District of Columbia; 2001, North Carolina; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Central Districts of North Carolina|
|Memberships ||Alabama State Bar; Bar Association of the District of Columbia; North Carolina and American Bar Associations; American Immigration Lawyers Association.|
|Born||Xenia, Ohio, September 16, 1970|
Winner: Parham Williams Trial Competition and American Bar Association Negotiation (ADR) Competition; Regional Finalist, Association of Trial Lawyers of America National Trial Competition; Director, Cumberland Trial Advocacy Board; Managing Director, Emigra Ogletree Worldwide, 2006—.
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Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions for FY 2015 Should Be Filed on March 31, 2014
Nicole Brooks,Andrew W. Merrills,Marifrances Morrison,Stephen H. Smalley,Sarai Bryant Stewart, December 5, 2013
The filing period for “new” H-1B petitions to be counted against the annual H-1B quota (the “H-1B cap”) for FY 2015 begins on Monday, March 31, 2014. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY 2015 on Tuesday, April 1,...
DOMA and Immigration: Practical Implications of the Supreme Court’s Decision
Nicole Brooks,Justin Coffey,Andrew W. Merrills,Stephen H. Smalley, July 17, 2013
On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in United States v. Windsor. The Court ruled that a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which had denied federal benefits to same-sex partners, is unconstitutional.
Supreme Court Decision on DOMA Should Provide Equal Access to Immigration Benefits
Nicole Brooks,Andrew W. Merrills,Marifrances Morrison,Stephen H. Smalley, July 3, 2013
On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that denied federal benefits to same-sex partners. In a 5-to-4 ruling in United States v. Windsor, the court held that “DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of...
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