Sarah Hawk

Philip Nutsugah
VP – Data & Voice Product Development & Management
Cox Communications

Sarah Hawk is a partner in the Atlanta office and she serves as the chair of the firm’s Global Immigration Practice Group. Sarah provides immigration counsel to numerous corporate clients and is a frequent speaker nationally and regionally on business immigration issues. Sarah advises clients on current immigration legislation, and has comprehensive knowledge and extensive experience in a broad range of immigration petitions, nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications, consular processing, waiver cases and outbound placement. She conducts I-9 compliance training, performs I-9 audits and advises on immigration policy for companies. She was one of several featured speakers from across Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia at the “Lawyering in the International Market,” seminar in Vancouver, Canada in 2007, sponsored by the Center for International Legal Studies. Sarah has been recognized as a “Who’s Who in Asian-American Communities” and was named to “Who’s Who Legal 2010” for her work as an immigration attorney. She is listed in Georgia Super Lawyers – Rising Stars 2010 and she has been listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers since 2009.

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Georgia Supreme Court

Professional Activities

Sarah is legal counsel for the Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia, a member of the Japan-America Society, the Georgia Asian-Pacific Bar Association, the National Asian-American Professionals, the National Asian-Pacific Bar Association and has served on the National Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Community Involvement

Sarah presents, pro bono immigration workshops for various groups, including leaders in the Asian community and newcomers to the U.S.

Published Articles

Electronic Form I-9 Process: Signatures and Storage
Growing Business Opportunities for Women in Asia
The Federal Government and Immigration Enforcement in 2010: I-9 Audits, Site Visits and a Big Push for E-Verify
Understanding the New 2009 Revised I-9 Form and E-Verify

Newsletter Articles

The Feds Are In The Lobby: And They Want To Review Your H-1B Records
Bulletproof Your Immigration Policy For The New Year


Eight Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Listed in “Georgia Super Lawyers 2010”
Fisher & Phillips Immigration Chair Named to Who’s Who Legal
Thirty-Seven Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Ranked Among Top in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers

Speaking Engagements

Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys – Atlanta, GA
Women Role Models – Women’s Initiatives – Duluth, GA