Jacquelyn E. Stone

Senior Advisor , State Government Relations

Richmond, VA

+1 804 775 1046

BIO

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 previously served as the firmwide hiring partner for over 20 years. She concentrates on general business matters on behalf of corporate clients, private clients and legislative matters before the Virginia General Assembly, and regulatory issues before state and federal agencies. She also advises corporate clients on a range of immigration matters.

She has represented clients on legislative issues relating to insurance, retirement, telecommunications, education, economic development, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and more. She has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of immigration and nationality matters. Her areas of concentration include employment-based visas for employees of multinational companies; professional working visas for engineers, physicians, lawyers, architects, teachers, professors and research scientists; entertainment visas for artists, musicians, performers and professional athletes; and investment visas for entrepreneurs. She has significant experience working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, 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 advises on formulating strategies for short-term and long-term employment of foreign nationals, and provides guidance concerning I-9 programs (including audits), and the complex laws and regulations relating to employer sanctions.

Jackie received her law degree from Harvard Law School and undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. She was a legislative assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1980 to 1982. Jackie has been recognized for several years as a Virginia "Super Lawyer" and as one of Virginia's "Legal Elite" in government relations and immigration law by Virginia Business magazine.

AFFILIATIONS

Member, Business Law Section, 1985-present; National Bar Leadership Conference Team, 1991-1992; Chairman, Richmond AOP Host Committee, 1991, American Bar Association

Member; Millennium Diversity Initiative, 2001; Faculty, Mandatory Course on Professionalism, 1995-1998; Committee on Professionalism, 1989-1990; Chairman, Community Law Week Committee, 1987-1989, Virginia State Bar

Member; Executive Committee, Young Lawyers Section, 1988-1990; Chairman, Membership Committee, 1988-1990, Virginia Bar Association

Member; Executive Committee, 1990-1992, Old Dominion Bar Association 

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1989-present

Executive Committee Member and Secretary, CenterStage Foundation

Board Member, Junior Achievement of Central Richmond

Board Member and Assistant Secretary, Venture Richmond

Member, Board of Visitors, Virginia Commonwealth University

Former Director, Virginia Commission for the Arts

Former Trustee, Science Museum of Virginia

Former Council Member, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Former Member, State Commission on Population Growth and Development

Former Council Member, State Council on Local Debt

Former Member, Virginia Commission on Competitive & Equitable Tax Policy

Former Board Member and Past President, Arts Council of Richmond

Former Member, Local Advisory Committee, Local Initiatives Support Campaign

Former Statewide Board Member, Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership

Former Board Member, Richmond Eye and Ear Hospital

Former Board Member, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

ADMISSIONS

Virginia

PUBLICATIONS
Contributing Author, Lobbying, PACs and Campaign Finance: 50 State Handbook, Thomson Reuters, 2017
Co-author, "Food And Beverage Industry Outlook For 2014: Part 2," Law360, January 23, 2014
Jackie Stone