Lisa Atkins



33 New Montgomery St #1400, San Francisco, CA 94105

Lisa is a Partner/Head of Global Immigration and is based in our San Francisco office. She represents clients in both U.S. and global mobility related immigration law matters. Lisa provides strategic advice related to global immigration policies and best practices and facilitates the mobility of executives, managers, specialized knowledge and professional workers across the globe and inbound to the United States. Lisa represents multinational companies and businesses of all sizes and fields including technology, engineering, finance and scientific research in employment-based immigration matters before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the U.S. Department of State and Labor. She also trains corporate human resource departments regarding immigration laws and regulations to manage foreign national personnel, including providing right to work guidance across the globe.

Prior to joining T&S, Lisa worked at a large international law firm in Washington, DC in the Global Immigration and Employment practice. She also served as the Director of Immigration Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where she worked with various members of the business community to advocate before Congress and the administrative agencies for sensible immigration policies.

When not at work, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family outdoors exploring the San Francisco Bay Area and its various hiking trails. She is an avid baker/cook and enjoys experimenting with new recipes, finding hidden local restaurants, and baking for the T&S San Francisco office.


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J.D., University of Miami, magna cum laude

B.A., Claremont McKenna College


District of Columbia



American Immigration Lawyers Association


State Bar of Florida

State Bar of the District of Columbia

Awards and Recognition

Chambers USA, Leader in the Field for Immigration, District of Columbia, 2017

Community and Pro Bono

  • Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Strengthening the Economy and Creating Jobs
  • Alternate Non-Immigrant Visa Options for International Medical Graduates, The Physician Immigration Book