Yane Park McKenzie



Yane works with organizations of all sizes that hire and retain foreign nationals, providing actionable advice with respect to government audits/site visits and I-9/E-Verify matters. She counsels companies and individuals at every step, from exploring the available visa options and entrance of the individual into the United States to maintaining a specific status in the country on a temporary or permanent basis.

She has experience in a wide range of visa categories, including E-1/E-2, L-1, H-1B, EB-1, TN and O-1, as well as PERM labor certifications and green card applications. Yane has also been successful at handling unique cases, including petitioning for a fashion buyer, a country singer, a gundog trainer and a foreign actor.

Representative Matters

  • Audited the Forms I-9 of a multibillion-dollar special chemicals company, and provided legal and practical advice on I-9 practices moving forward.
  • Audited the Forms I-9 of a landscaping company in anticipation of an acquisition, and advised the acquirer based on an assessment of the company’s intake practices.
  • Assisted in the successful representation of a senior-level executive for a multinational business management consulting company.
  • Responded successfully to requests for evidence from the government regarding multinational manager petitions filed by a global steelmaking company.
  • Assisted in obtaining visas for a 20-person film crew to help it meet a demanding shooting schedule in the United States.

Troutman Sanders LLP

Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have agreed to merge effective April 1, 2020, becoming Troutman Pepper.

Troutman Sanders LLP, founded in 1897, is an Atlanta-based international law firm with more than 600 attorneys throughout the United States and China. With over 40 areas of legal practice, the full-service firm offers a broad array of legal services, including corporate, energy and regulatory, finance and real estate, business litigation and specialized litigation services.

The Troutman Sanders LLP Labor & Employment Practice Group consists of more than 20 attorneys located in the Firm’s Atlanta, Hong Kong, New York, Orange County and Richmond,. The Labor and Employment Group provides clients with comprehensive advice and counsel in all areas of labor and employment law, including litigation, human resources consulting, and training, as well as business immigration law and traditional labor law. The Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group at Troutman Sanders LLP consists of 14 attorneys in Atlanta, Richmond and New York who provide legal and consulting advice on the full spectrum of federal laws impacting employee benefit plans, compensation, and privacy issues. Likewise, the Immigration Practice Group consists of attorneys in Atlanta, and New York focusing on all aspects of business immigration law. Together, the Labor and Employment Group, Compensation and Employee Benefits Group and Immigration Practice Group represent numerous Fortune 500 companies across a wide variety of industries.

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