Attorneys

Attorneys

Andrew J. Stevenson

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.7046 | stevensona@lanepowell.com

Area of Practice

Andrew Stevenson focuses his practice on business immigration law. His practice includes temporary and permanent immigration sponsorship for professional workers, I-9 and employment eligibility compliance, investment-based visas, DHS/DOL immigration audits, seasonal and agricultural worker visas, sports and entertainment visas, waivers and resolution of inadmissibility problems, consular processing, removal defense, complex family immigration, naturalization and citizenship. Andrew has served in various leadership capacities for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”), including Vice Chair of AILA’s National Liaison Committee to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He also earned certification as a specialist in immigration and nationality law from the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Professional Experience

  • Wolfsdorf Immigration Law Group, Attorney (2006-2010)
  • Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, Attorney (2005-2006)

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Academics

  • University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D.)
    • Arizona Law Review
    • Perry S. Rogers Scholar
    • S. Thomas Chandler Public Service Award
  • Truman State University (B.A., magna cum laude)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Immigration

Publications

  • “Non-Immigrant Waivers of Inadmissibility: Tips to Begin or Improve Your Practice,” Fall Conference Handbook, American Immigration Lawyers Association (2012)
  • “Creating a Safe Harbor From Immigration Liability,” Puget Sound Business Journal (August 26, 2011)
  • Third-Country National Consular Processing of Non-Immigrant Visa Applications in Canada and Mexico,” American Immigration Lawyers Association’s 2011 Conference Handbook, Co-author (June 2011)
  • “Waivers Around the World: Practice Tips for Inadmissibility Determinations at U.S. Consular Posts, and Waiver Adjudication at USCIS International Offices,” Immigration Practice Pointers, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Co-author (2010-2011)
  • “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Admission: Understanding Legal Issues and Communicating with U.S. Customs and Border Protection,” California Chapters Conference Handbook, American Immigration Lawyers Association (2009) (updated and republished in New York Chapters Conference Handbook (2009) and California Chapters Conference Handbook (2010))
  • “Report: Going Green — U.S. Consular Processing Enters the Electronic Paperless Era in 2008,” The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, Co-author (2008)
  • “‘Let Me In, Coach’: Temporary Work Visas Now Available for Amateur Athletes and Coaches,” Immigration Options for Artists and Entertainers, Co-author (2007)
  • “Dreaming of an Equal Future for Immigrant Children: Federal and State Initiatives to Improve Undocumented Students’ Access to Postsecondary Education,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Edward L. Dubroff Award (2004)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Non-Immigrant Waivers,” American Immigration Lawyers Association, Fall Conference 2012, Moderator (September 14, 2012)
  • “U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Open Forum,” American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference 2012, Co-moderator (June 15, 2012)
  • “NAFTA Revisited: Business Visas,” American Immigration Lawyers Association, Web Seminar, Co-presenter (April 24, 2012)
  • “ICE I-9 Audits: Attorney Panel,” Co-presenter; “Social Security Number Discrepancies and Immigration Compliance,” Washington Farm Labor Association, 2012 Annual Labor Conference (February 15, 2012)
  • “Immigration Compliance: Guiding Your Way Through the Web of Immigration Laws,” Lane Powell Seminar, Seattle (December 6, 2011)
  • “Consular Processing at Border Posts: Canada and Mexico,” American Immigration Lawyers Associations Annual Conference, Moderator (June 2011)
  • “Employing a Foreign Workforce: Key Issues Employers Need to Know,” Association of Corporate Counsel Washington State Chapter Meeting (January 26, 2011)
  • “Waivers Around the Word,” AILA 2010 Annual Conference
  • “CBP — Update on the Balancing Act of Security and Facilitation,” AILA 2010 Spring Conference
  • “CBP Update,” AILA 2009 California Chapters Conference
  • “S, T & U Visas: Practice Roundtable,” AILA 2009 Annual Conference
  • “HIV and Other Health-Related Waivers of Inadmissibility,” AILA 2008 Annual Conference

Awards and Honors

  • Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization (2011-present*)
  • Listed as Top Legal Expert in Who’s Who Legal, Corporate Immigration
  • Named as a “California Rising Star,” Super Lawyers magazine, Immigration (2009-2010)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Edward L. Dubroff Award (2004)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
    • Vice Chair, National U.S. Customs and Border Protection Liaison Committee (2011-Present)
    • National U.S. Customs and Border Protection Liaison Committee (2009-2010)
    • Southern California U.S. Customs and Border Protection Liaison (2007-2010)

Languages

  • Spanish
*The Supreme Court of Washington does not recognize certification of specialties in the practice of law, and the certificate, award, or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in the state of Washington.

Andrew J. Stevenson

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.7046 | stevensona@lanepowell.com

Date
12.06.2011