Mark J. Newman

Partner

Atlanta
Business Phone: 404.885.3194
Business Fax: 404.962.6643

mark.newman@troutman.com

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Mark Newman has over 30 years of experience in immigration law and has been consistently ranked as a top immigration attorney by Chambers USA and U.S. News – Best Lawyers. He leads the firm’s immigration practice, providing sophisticated advice, training, compliance, and advocacy services to corporations, executives and specialized employees. Mark analyzes international transfers on a daily basis and advises all size of companies on work permits and business visas. He is often engaged in challenging matters dealing with appeals, re-filings and Requests for Evidence. He also advises on outbound visa work. Many of his clients are entrepreneurs and investors, as well as General Counsels, CEO’s and Directors of HR. As Chair of the Atlanta Office Pro Bono Committee, Mark manages some of the firm’s significant pro bono contributions, which resulted in the 2013 National Public Service Award by the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section.

Representative Matters

  • Lead counsel for Mariel Class Action suit to obtain permanent residency. INS had taken no action on nearly 100,000 pending permanent residency applications; filed suit to have INS ordered to adjudicate these applications. After negotiations and litigation, INS consented and adjudicated the applications (exclusive of criminal and mentally ill applicants).
  • Petition for Certiorari to U.S. Supreme Court in Duncan v. INS. Prepared petition and brief on novel immigration issues regarding ineffective assistance of prior counsel and whether a certain criminal statute fell within applicable grounds of deportability.
  • Petition for Review to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on Majothi v. INS (November 1996) testing the sufficiency of proofs in the de novo review of I-751 Conditional Residency cases.
  • Petition to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, successfully challenging on retroactivity and due process grounds (November 1997-1999).
  • Petition to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, successfully challenging naturalization application denial on moral character grounds (August 2009).
  • Defense of various employer sanctions and anti-discrimination claims under IRCA.
  • Appeal to Board of Immigration Appeals reversing trial court and upholding Order of Clarification from Georgia State Courts (February 2010).

Publications

  • "Non-Immigrant Visas and Recent Trends", KOCHAM (Korean Chamber of Commerce), December, 2012.
  • “Where to Marry - Adjustment of Status v. Consular Processing,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference Publication, 2010.
  • “The Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act: Comprehensive Immigration Reform in Georgia – ‘Think Globally....Act Locally,’” Georgia Bar Journal, Dec. 2007.
  • “Building the Perfect Client,” American Immigration Lawyer Association Annual Conference Publication, 2007.
  • "Supervision of Paralegals in an Immigration Practice," American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference Publication, 2005.

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

  • "The Politics of Being Latino," Latino Activism & Leadership Symposium, University of Georgia, 2012.
  • "Business Immigration Hot Topics," Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce, 2012.
  • Speaker, N. Dekalb Rotary Club, 2011.
  • Speaker, Clayton County Bar Association, 2010.
  • “Where to Marry - Adjustment of Status v. Consular Processing,” American Immigration Lawyer Association Annual Conference, 2010.
  • “Building the Perfect Client,” American Immigration Lawyer Association Annual Conference, 2007.
  • Speaker, Georgia Association of School Boards Annual Conference, 2007.
  • Speaker, Georgia Construction Financial Management Association, 2007.
  • Speaker, Mexican American Chamber of Commerce, Emory University, 2007.
  • Speaker, The Society of Human Resource Managers, 2007.
  • Speaker, Georgia Bar Conference on Family Law, 2007.
  • "Ethics in Dual Representation," American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2006.
  • Georgia Tech Alumni Presentation on Immigration Policy at the Federal and State levels – May, 2012.
  • Paideia School Presentation – April, 2012. Mediated and spoke on Immigration Law Panel.
  • Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – June, 2011. Presented on Georgia Immigration Law.
  • Alternatives to H-1 Visas” (AILA) Atlanta Seminar – May 2014.
  • Moderator for EB-5 Panel, AILA Georgia/Alabama Annual Conference –March 2014.
  • Panelist, Ethics and Business Immigration, Emory Law Center for Religion and Law - November 14, 2014

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association (Advisory Panel Member of Commission on Hispanic Rights & Responsibilities)

Rankings and Recognition

  • 2015 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Mentor of the Year
  • Recognized as the Atlanta Immigration Law Lawyer of the Year for 2013 by Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized as one of America's Leading Lawyers for Immigration Law by Chambers USA (2006-2017).
  • Latin American Association (Chairman of the Board, 2009-2011).
  • Recipient of Troutman Sanders Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award (2009).
  • Florida Bar Out-of-State Division Pro Bono Service Recognition (2007).
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal, 2007-2010 Editions.
  • Recognized as one of the top 5 immigration lawyers in Atlanta (2000 & 2002).
  • Mark Newman has achieved Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards.
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in Immigration Law (1995-2015, 2018).
  • Selected as a Super Lawyer in Immigration by Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine (2004-2016); Selected for inclusion in the Law & Politics’ Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition (2010).
  • Organizer of KIND Advocacy Day in Washington, DC (2011-2015).
  • Recognized in The Legal 500 United States for Immigration (2015-2016).
  • Named to Georgia Trend magazine’s Legal Elite in Immigration Law (2015).

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 1991-present
  • Counsel, Troutman, Sanders, Lockerman & Ashmore, 1989-1990
  • Partner, Walters, Constanzo, Russell, Zyne & Newman, 1983-1989
  • Associate, Walters, Constanzo, Miller & Russell, 1981-1983
  • Associate, Matthew D. Margoles, P.A., 1979-1981

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Education

  • University of Miami, J.D., 1979
  • Princeton University, B.A., 1976

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Languages

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese