Founded in 1893, Alston & Bird is a leading national law firm and has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. The firm's attorneys provide a full range of services to domestic and international clients conducting business around the world. Counseling clients from what was initially a local context quickly expanded to regional, then national levels, and now spans a global economic environment. Alston & Bird has overlaid its broad range of legal skills and business knowledge with a commitment to innovation and technology.
Meltzer Hellrung provides comprehensive immigration solutions for businesses, from entrepreneurs and investors to multi-national corporations. Attorneys at Meltzer Hellrung have filed several thousand petitions for U.S. visas and green cards. Firm clients get more than attorneys capable of filing petitions: they get proactive advice, prompt responses to all communication, and innovative strategies based on voluminous experience. Metlzer Hellrung provides support and guidance at every step of the process to ensure that each company and foreign national employee moves forward with confidence through the immigration journey.
Founded in 1995 by Julie Pearl, former Deputy Attorney General in California, and Alan Nelson, the former head of U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service under Presidents Reagan and Bush Senior, the award-winning Pearl Law Group is Silicon Valley’s recognized immigration leader. The firm has been recognized for its?immigration services?and technology, including?I-9/E-Verify and International Business Traveler compliance solutions. Pearl has?offices in the Americas, APAC, and EMEA?and?provides?a?full range of immigration and related global mobility services in over 100 countries.
HR Executive Magazine consistently ranks Pearl among the nation’s top three firms for number of attorneys named in the annual list of leading Immigration & Employment Lawyers.??Other peer-ranking sources –?from Chambers Guide to Leading Lawyers to Who’s Who Legal and Super?Lawyers –?validate?the firm’s standing for caliber of its legal?professionals. The firm was profiled for following the Golden Rule in the book The Moral Advantage; Getting Ahead in Business by Doing the Right Thing?(Stanford University). With the right combination of personal capital, the firm’s professionals?act as?an extension of client in-house mobility teams and as strategic business partners?while always maintaining a personal connection.?
Eileen Scofield has decades of experience concentrating on immigration law and related legal matters for global, U.S. and foreign-based clients. She provides strategic visa related guidance, has worked with and litigated against the U.S. DHS, CIS, ICE, HIS, U.S. DOL, U.S. DOJ Civil Rights Division, etc. on various wage, verification and worksite enforcement issues, fraud matters; managed over 50 workforce-related government agency subpoenas, audits and investigations; advised on federal and state legislation; and been active pro bono activities. She regularly advices on compliance standards, privacy/security, electronic systems, internal audits, external audit response, internal processing, third -party, outsourcing, contracts, M&A/restructure and other corporate issues. Finally, she regularly advises global investors, professional athletes, and individuals on immigration related issues, including data sharing, tax and estate planning, and personal global issues. Quoted WSJ, U.S. World Report, Law360, AFB, AJC, etc.; Best Lawyers – “Lawyer of the Year in Immigration;” Best Lawyers In Georgia; Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers; International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers;
Cynthia S. Coulange brings over four years of immigration experience in both employment and family-based immigration matters. Her immigration practice has been focused on employment-based immigration matters. She has represented employers in a variety of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions including L-1, H-1B, H-1B1,TN, E-3, O-1, EB-1 green cards and PERM based green cards.
Cynthia graduated from Kennesaw State University, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. She earned her JD, cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. While at Loyola, Cynthia was the Articles Editor of the Public Interest Law Journal and a member of the Moot Court Staff. During her law studies, she obtained a certificate in International Legal Studies. She is licensed to practice law in Georgia and is proficient in French and Haitian Creole.
Gina Sales-Cengiz brings more than 15 years of experience in business immigration to Pearl Law Group, having served as a senior paralegal for leading immigration law firms before dedicating herself to law school. As a Supervising Attorney with Pearl, Gina manages full nonimmigrant to immigrant business immigration lifecycle for foreign nationals seeking employment authorization, permanent residency, and citizenship in the United States.
While in law school, Gina worked as a legal intern/clerk for two nonprofit community service agencies where her activities included assisting crime victims with U visa petitions. She also served as a legal intern for the Executive Office for Immigration Review of the San Francisco Immigration Court. For her outstanding achievements, Gina received the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Immigration Law from Golden Gate University.