Overview

Staci is a member of the Labor & Employment group in the Cincinnati office. She focuses her practice on employment-based immigration and affirmative action compliance issues. Her immigration practice concentrates on healthcare organizations, global companies and Fortune 500 companies, while her affirmative action work is for federal contractors. Staci also serves as Cincinnati office vice chair of the firm’s women’s initiative, Spotlight on Women.

 

Experience

Her immigration practice includes:

  • Counseling employers on strategies for sponsoring employees for both immigrant and non-immigrant visas.
  • Counseling employers on I-9 compliance by developing I-9 policies, providing I-9 training and conducting on-site or remote I-9 audits.
  • Analyzing relationships between employers and independent contractors who provide workforce services.
  • Counseling employers on use of E-Verify.
  • Developing immigration-related policies, such as setting employer/employee financial obligations for various stages of immigrant and non-immigrant sponsorship.
  • Conducting due diligence to determine immigration issues within corporate transactions.
PublicationsPresentations
  • “Immigration Hot Topics,” Legal Update Seminar, December 2013
  • “Employment Based Immigration,” Cincinnati Bar Association, August 2013
  • “Go to the Head of the Class: Extraordinary Ways to Avoid PERM and Visa Backlogs,” AILA Mid-South/Ohio Fall CLE Conference, October 2013
  • “Permanent Residency Options for Physicians,“ Client Training; 2011 and 2013
  • “I-9 Compliance & Audits,“ Legal Update for HR Professionals, June 2012 and June 2013
  • “ICE is Knocking on Doors – Are You Prepared for an I-9 Audit?” Lorman Education Services, March 2011 and February 2013
  • "Work Sponsorship Options for Health Care Professionals," Client Training; 2010
  • "Tricks of the Trade – How to Detect Fraudulent Documents," Client Training, 2011 and 2012
  • Co-Presented with Stephen Richey, "Seven Deadly Wage and Hour Mistakes," Labor & Employment Seminar; May 20, 2008
  • "I-9 Compliance Training," Client HR Summit, Yearly 2007 - Present
  • "Hiring Foreign Nationals: Recruitment through the First Day of Employment," Labor & Employment Seminar, May 24, 2007
  • "Immigration Reform Update: Impact on Employers," Labor & Employment Seminar; May 24, 2007
  • "Navigating the OFCCP Audit," Industry Liaison Group, November 15, 2005
Distinctions
  • Rising Star; YWCA Academy of Career Women of Achievement, 2012
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Community Activities

  • ArtsWave Campaign, Funds Development, 2013
  • Run For Kids,  co-chair, 9th and 10th Annual 5k Run For Kids
  • C-Change – Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's Leadership Development Program for Young Professionals, Class of 2010

Professional Activities

  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Secretary, Immigration Committee, 2011 to present
  • Cincinnati Bar Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2010 to present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2010 to 2012
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Executive Board, 2008 to 2013
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Nominating Committee, 2008 to 2009 and 2012 to 2013
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