Ian and his team work closely with companies to manage and modify, where needed, corporate immigration programs to maximize efficiency, service and regulatory compliance levels. He is experienced with the full range of business immigration sponsorship categories (visas and permanent residence), anti-discrimination rules to reduce or eliminate risk of employment litigation, employer sanction cases, and I-9 and E-Verify compliance. Ian assists clients with establishing risk-based performance standards (RBPS) and Department of Homeland Security protocol, providing risk assessment assistance to corporations subject to Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) and assisting clients with ITAR/Export Control compliance within the immigration context.
Ian has developed strategic relationships abroad that he utilizes when working with clients to ensure compliance with foreign registration requirements. He is experienced with analyzing complex global mobility opportunities on country-specific matters to facilitate the transfer of personnel. Ian is also experienced in counseling employers on immigration strategy as well as immigration consequences of mergers and acquisitions, reduction in workforces, and furloughs.
Prior to joining the firm, Ian worked for the United Nations, various non-governmental think tanks and corporate law firms in London, Washington, D.C., New York and Atlanta.
Recognition & Leadership
Awards & Accolades
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2016-2019
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2017-2019
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Labor and Employment - Immigration, 2009-2018
•Listed, U.S. News - Best Lawyers Best Law Firm rankings for Nationwide (Tier 1), 2011-2015
•Listed, Georgia Trend magazine Legal Elite, 2015-2017
Professional & Community Involvement
•Member, Law360 Immigration Editorial Advisory Board
•Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
•Member, New York Bar Association
•Member, Georgia Bar Association
•Member, International Bar Association
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