Practice and Industry Groups

Rebecca L. Sigmund

Shareholder Greenville

*Currently licensed in Georgia only.

Rebecca Sigmund advises companies on immigration alternatives for prospective employees as well as matters relating to employment eligibility of workers.  Her practice largely involves securing appropriate temporary working visas and permanent residency for executives, managers, investors, technical personnel and other professionals to authorize their employment in the United States.


Experience

Ms. Sigmund’s clients include public and private domestic corporations and foreign companies doing business in the United States, as well as individual foreign businessmen and investors.  Another area of Ms. Sigmund’s immigration practice involves advising domestic employers on compliance procedures to verify the work eligibility of all new employees as required under the “employer sanctions” provisions of federal law.  Much of this practice evolves from Department of Labor audits, as well as mergers with and acquisitions of existing companies by clients.

Ms. Sigmund speaks and writes regularly on immigration law topics for a variety of professional, business and civic groups and served as a past president of the Georgia Chapter and on the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  She served as Chair of the Georgia Bar International Law Section Executive Board.

Ms. Sigmund also has an active pro bono practice representing immigrant survivors of domestic violence, trafficking and other violent crimes. In the community, she has served on various boards of organizations serving children and immigrants.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • State Bar of Georgia (Chair, 2008- 10; Executive Committee Member, International Law Section)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Board of Governors, 1996-1996; President, Atlanta Chapter, 1995-1996)
  • National Association of Women Lawyers (2008 to present)

Media

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Our Insights

In-Person Interviews Mandated for Employment–Based Green Card Applicants and Others

August 29, 2017

New U.S. Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) Required for Certain Chinese Nationals Beginning November 29, 2016

November 03, 2016

DHS Issues Final Rule: USCIS Filing Fees to Increase Effective December 23, 2016

October 25, 2016

U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery Offers Alternative Immigration Path for Employees Subject to Backlogs

October 15, 2015

USCIS Halts Processing of Employment-Based Adjustment Applications Until October 1

September 28, 2015

EB Filing Dates Pushed Back in Revised October 2015 Visa Bulletin

September 25, 2015

Unanticipated Retrogression of Visa Numbers for China and India in September 2015

September 03, 2015

Court Finds STEM OPT Extension Rule to Be Deficient: Vacatur Stayed Temporarily to Allow DHS to Cure

August 14, 2015

USCIS Issues Final Guidance on Recent AAO Decision in Simeio

August 05, 2015

Who’s That Knocking at Your Door? USCIS Plans House Calls to Retrieve Erroneous EADs

July 30, 2015

Retailers Should Review I-9 Processes in Light of Recent DOJ Settlement

July 21, 2015

Fifth Circuit Hears Arguments on the Proposed Reversal of the Block on Executive Actions

July 20, 2015

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Extension Petitions

July 20, 2015

USCIS Completes Return of H-1B Petitions Not Selected in the Lottery

July 20, 2015

H-1B Cap Case Filing Receipt Deadline Set For April 1, 2015: Retailers Should Start Planning Now for FY 2016

November 11, 2014

DHS Announces Taiwan’s Admission into the Visa Waiver Program

November 01, 2012

Reminder: Diversity Visa (“Green Card”) Lottery Deadline

November 01, 2012

U.S. Consulates in India Implement New System Aimed at Rationalizing Nonimmigrant Visa Application Process

November 01, 2012

Stricter Scrutiny of Labor Certifications—Increase in Audits and Supervised Recruitment by the DOL

November 01, 2012

New U.S.-Russia Visa Agreement Facilitates Travel for Business and Tourism

November 01, 2012

State Immigration Law Updates: Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina

November 01, 2012

Prevailing Wage Determination Delays at the Department of Labor

August 23, 2011

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