Jacquelyn E. Stone Partner

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Jackie has decades of experience advising clients on government relations, regulatory and immigration matters. She first worked at McGuireWoods as a summer associate in 1984 and joined the firm as an associate in 1985 after graduating from Harvard Law School. Jackie is former chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is a former member of the firm’s Board of Partners. She also served as the firmwide hiring partner for over 20 years. Her areas of expertise include legislative issues before the Virginia General Assembly, regulatory matters before the Virginia State Corporation Commission, and business immigration and worksite enforcement as a member of the firm’s corporate securities department.

She has represented clients on legislative and regulatory issues relating to insurance, retirement, telecommunications, education, economic development, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and more. She has more than 34 years of experience in all aspects of immigration and nationality matters. She concentrates on employment-based visas for employees of multinational companies, engineers, physicians, lawyers, architects, teachers, professors and research scientists. She works closely with the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, the Department of Labor, and officials of U.S. Embassies and Consulates. She assists foreign companies and organizations with establishing U.S. operations and coordinating the transfer of key executives. She assists in formulating strategies for short-term and long-term employment of foreign nationals, export control analysis, and provides guidance concerning I-9 programs (including audits) and the complex laws and regulations relating to employer sanctions.

Jackie worked as a legislative assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives after obtaining her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. Jackie has been recognized as a Virginia “Super Lawyer” and as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” in government relations and immigration law by Virginia Business magazine. In 2018, Jackie was honored with the prestigious National Women in Law Award for Lifetime Achievement by Corporate Counsel and InsideCounsel, leading ALM publications. She is one of only six women to receive this award from ALM, which also publishes The American Lawyer and The National Law Journal. She was selected as one of Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s Influential Women of Law in 2020. In 2021, Jackie won the award for Best Mentor: Law Firm in The American Lawyer Industry Awards. She is the recipient of the McGuireWoods Diversity and Inclusion Award and the Virginia FREE inaugural Advocacy Award Best Advocate Award, both of which have been named in her honor.

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