Pepper Center Fellow
Mark Newman is a fellow of The Pepper Center for Public Service. The Pepper Center draws on the talents of the firm's retired partners and senior attorneys to wrestle with tough problems facing our communities. Through the Center, these attorneys study, analyze, and work to resolve problems that affect the lives of people in our communities.
Currently a retired immigration partner, Mark uses his experience in immigration law to better serve his community through pro bono work with several organizations, primarily within the Latin American community. He received the Volunteer of the Year award in 2019 for his pro bono contributions to the Latin American Association (LAA), the largest and oldest organization serving the needs of Atlanta's Latino community. Mark, who is half-Hispanic and speaks Spanish, has been part of the LAA since 2006.
As chair of the Atlanta Office Pro Bono Committee, Mark managed 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.
Mark 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. Prior to his retirement, he led the firm's immigration practice, providing sophisticated advice, training, compliance, and advocacy services to corporations, executives, and specialized employees. Mark analyzed international transfers on a daily basis and advised companies of all sizes on work permits and business visas. He was often engaged in challenging matters dealing with appeals, re-filings, and Requests for Evidence. He also advised on outbound visa work. His client list includes many entrepreneurs and investors, as well as general counsels, CEOs, and HR directors.