People: Patricia A. Luna, Attorney

Patricia A. Luna

Attorney

Atlanta
Direct: (404) 704-9624
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Patricia Luna is an attorney in the Business Immigration Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Atlanta office. She provides counsel to clients on a wide spectrum of business immigration matters, including nonimmigrant work visas, intracompany transfers, immigrant visa petitions, employer-sponsored legal permanent residency applications, as well as issues related to maintenance of legal permanent residency and naturalization. Ms. Luna also possesses experience with USCIS investigations and ICE audits. She provides I-9 compliance review for corporate human resources professionals in accord with I-9 and DOL regulations. Her client base has included employers from Fortune 100 corporations to small and startup businesses in industries spanning the manufacturing, automotive, information technology, consulting and financial services industries.

Patricia Luna is an attorney in the Business Immigration Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Atlanta office. She provides counsel to clients on a wide spectrum of business immigration matters, including nonimmigrant work visas, intracompany transfers, immigrant visa petitions, employer-sponsored legal permanent residency applications, as well as issues related to maintenance of legal permanent residency and naturalization. Ms. Luna also possesses experience with USCIS investigations and ICE audits. She provides I-9 compliance review for corporate human resources professionals in accord with I-9 and DOL regulations. Her client base has included employers from Fortune 100 corporations to small and startup businesses in industries spanning the manufacturing, automotive, information technology, consulting and financial services industries.

Education

  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law (2001)

  • B.A. in Political Science and Criminal Justice, Indiana University

Admissions

  • Not admitted to practice in Georgia
  • Illinois

Courts

  • Supreme Court of Illinois

Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Presentations

  • Committee, “Customs & Border Protection,” Chicago Chapter AILA Liaison Committee (2009-2012)
  • Presenter, “Introduction to PERM Labor Certification,” Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (April 7, 2011)
  • Panelist, “Audits, I-9 and E-Verify,” AILA Annual Midwest Conference, Chicago, IL (March 29, 2011)
  • Presenter, “Corporate Immigration Compliance Program/Policies,” Chicago AILA Chapter, Chicago, IL (August 16, 2010)
  • Panelist, "Government Audits: What Every Employer Should Know," Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (May 27, 2010)
  • Panelist, "Workplace Enforcement and Immigration," Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Chicago, IL (November 9, 2009)
  • Panelist, “Workplace Enforcement and Immigration,” Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA), Chicago, IL (November 17, 2008)
  • Panelist, “Alphabet Soup: Introduction to the Most Common Employment Based Non-Immigrant and Immigrant Visa Categories,” Chicago Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Chicago, IL (October 21, 2008)
  • Panelist, “Workplace Enforcement and Immigration,” Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Chicago, IL (November 14, 2007)

Publications

  • “What to Do when ICE Arrives at Your Client’s Doorstep,” The Federal Lawyer Magazine (March 2012)
  • Co-Author, “How do Layoffs Affect PERM?,” THE PERM BOOK, ILW.com, 2008–2009 Edition (2008–2009)