Immigration Attorney Elizabeth Chatham Joins Stinson Leonard Street in Phoenix
Stinson Leonard Street LLP has bolstered its immigration practice with the addition of Elizabeth Chatham as a partner in the Phoenix office.
Chatham brings more than a decade of complex immigration experience advising Fortune 500 and 100 companies, fast-growth organizations, entrepreneurs, educational institutions, nonprofits and individuals to the firm's practice. As a recognized leader in immigration law, she understands that companies operate under different models and focuses on providing highly-tailored legal guidance.
She counsels her clients on a range of temporary and permanent U.S. immigration options, including H-1B, L-1, O, P, TN, E-1, E-2, and R visas as well as EB-1 Outstanding Researcher, Extraordinary Ability, Multi-National Manager, National Interest waivers, and PERM Labor Certifications. She also provides guidance on consular processing, naturalization, and immigration compliance, including I-9 audits, and performs trainings for corporate human resources personnel. As a naturalized U.S. citizen, born in India, Chatham brings firsthand knowledge of the immigration process to the firm.
She earned her J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law.
In 2017 she was named the Phoenix Best Lawyers® "Immigration Lawyer of the Year" and one of the "Most Impactful Minority Business Leaders" by AzBusiness magazine.
Chatham joins an immigration practice that helps businesses navigate the application procedures for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, appeals and litigation, and provide proactive training and audits to maintain compliance with Form I-9 requirements. The team of immigration attorneys represents Fortune 500 companies, medium and smaller-sized corporations, research institutions, academic institutions, hospitals, medical clinics, private medical practices and individual physicians, professional service firms and individuals, and foreign investors.
"We are thrilled to welcome Elizabeth to our expanding immigration practice and to Stinson Leonard Street," said Stephanie Scheck, the co-chair of the firm's labor, employment and employee benefits practice. "For U.S. employers immigration compliance in the workplace is more critical now than ever. Elizabeth is committed to learning about her clients' business needs and finding efficient and cost effective immigration solutions. She is a creative problem solver and a skilled listener and communicator. She will be a great addition to our team."