Kerri-Ann Griggs, senior associate in Alston & Bird’s Labor & Employment Group, and Aimee Pickett Sanders, associate in the firm’s Financial Restructuring & Reorganization Group, have been named to the National Black Lawyers – Top 100 in Georgia, an honor reserved for a select group of lawyers who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers.
The National Black Lawyers is a professional honorary organization composed of the top 100 lawyers in each state who represent individuals and businesses in the American legal system. Membership in the organization is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to attorneys who excel in their profession or promote diversity. It is one of few preeminent organizations in the United States established to promote the nation’s top black attorneys and is designed to enhance the professional development of its members.
Griggs advises clients on key aspects of corporate immigration law, including employment-based visas – H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, and TN – and related legal issues, such as labor certification applications, corporate compliance, employment verification, and government investigations for Form I-9 violations. She represents clients in appeals at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), responds to USCIS requests for evidence, and assists corporate clients in formulating compliant strategies for their treatment of foreign national workers to ensure equal treatment of workers in the face of the pandemic and economic downturn.
Sanders advises creditors, debtors, lenders, and other strategic parties in a wide range of corporate restructuring matters. These include pre-packaged and traditional bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, debtor-in-possession and exit financing transactions, asset sales, bankruptcy and commercial litigation, and international and cross-border insolvencies. Following law school, she served as a law clerk to the Hon. Marcia P. Parsons in the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. She also serves on the boards of the Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and Alliance Française d’Atlanta.
Selection to the National Black Lawyers – Top 100 is determined through a rigorous vetting process and takes into account a number of specific criteria, including outstanding reputation among peers, the judiciary and the public; notable achievements, settlements, and verdicts as specialty lawyers; board certification in their areas of specialty; nominations from other leading lawyers and current National Black Lawyers members; membership in other national and statewide specialty lawyer organizations; and rankings/ratings by leading national evaluation organizations and associations.