ATLANTA – Barnes & Thornburg has added Sarah J. Hawk as a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment Department in the Atlanta office. Hawk brings nearly two decades of experience advising organizations on their immigration policies.
“Covid-19 has complicated many employees’ immigration statuses, whether it stems from remote work, reductions in force, border closings, or shortened internship programs,” said Kenneth J. Yerkes, chair of the Labor and Employment Department. “In this critical time, we couldn’t ask for a better resource for our clients than Sarah. For years, she’s helped manage clients’ global workforces and develop effective immigration policies. We’re lucky to have her.”
Employing an extensive knowledge of immigration rules and regulations, Hawk helps organizations obtain visas and permanent residence status for executives, managers, and other critical employees. She advises clients on immigration petitions, consular processing, outbound placement, and waiver cases, as well as complex I-9 and E-Verify compliance, audits, investigations, and trainings. Hawk also oversees the preparation of virtually every kind of employment-based immigration petition.
“Sarah has counseled numerous local organizations and multinational businesses based in the city, along with local universities and government officials,” said John T.L. Koenig, Atlanta managing partner and member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Department. “We’re thrilled she is part of our growing team.”
Hawk is a member of the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN) Advisory Board.. She earned her J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law, a M.A.T from Agnes Scott College, and a B.A. from Agnes Scott College, magna cum laude.
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