Lisa Atkins

Associate

+1.415.344.3619

90 New Montgomery Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94105

lisa.atkins@tandslaw.com

Lisa is an Associate in our San Francisco office. She represents clients in both U.S. and global mobility related immigration law matters. Lisa provides strategic advice related to global immigration policies and best practices and facilitates the mobility of executives, managers, specialized knowledge and professional workers across the globe and inbound into the United States.  Lisa represents multinational companies and businesses of all sizes fields including technology, engineering, finance and scientific research in employment based immigration matters before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the U.S. Department of State and Labor.  She also trains corporate human resource departments regarding immigration laws and regulations to manage foreign national personnel, including providing I-9 compliance guidance.  

Prior to joining T&S, Lisa was an Associate in the Global Immigration and Mobility group at a large international law firm in Washington, DC. She also served as the Director of Immigration Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where she worked with various members of the business community to advocate before Congress and the administrative agencies for sensible immigration policies. 

When not at work, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family outdoors exploring the San Francisco Bay Area and its various beaches and hiking trails.  She also is an avid cook and self-proclaimed foodie and enjoys experimenting with new recipes, finding hidden local restaurants, and baking for the entire T&S San Francisco office.   

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Education

J.D., University of Miami, magna cum laude

B.A., Claremont McKenna College

Admissions

District of Columbia

Florida

Membership

American Immigration Lawyers Association 

State Bar of Florida

State Bar of the District of Columbia

Publications and presentations

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Awards and Recognition

Chambers USA,  Leader in the Field for Immigration, District of Columbia, 2017

Community and Pro Bono

  • Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Strengthening the Economy and Creating Jobs
  • Alternate Non-Immigrant Visa Options for International Medical Graduates, The Physician Immigration Book