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March 22, 2018

Former U.S. Diplomat Chris Richardson Joins Nelson Mullins’ Atlanta Immigration Team

ATLANTA – A former U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s International and Immigration team as of counsel in Atlanta. Christopher M. Richardson brings experience in immigration law, consular affairs, foreign affairs, public diplomacy, and strategic communication to the team. At the U.S. State Department, he has served as American Citizen Services Chief, with prior experience as Deputy Consular Section Chief, Immigrant Visa Chief, Acting Nonimmigrant Visa Chief, and Deputy Nonimmigrant Visa Chief, with assignments in Nigeria, Nicaragua, Pakistan, and Spain.

“We are excited to have Chris bring his skills to our Firm and team,” said team leader Jeong-Hwa “June” Lee. “Chris has deep experience with immigration rules and law and will be a great asset to our clients.”

Richardson will assist clients with immigration and non-immigration visas, including immediate relative and family-based visas and employment-based visas, as well as investor visas and religious workers. Richardson also has experience in immigration investigations, handling and processing visa applications, and responding to Request for Evidence from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

He is a graduate of Duke University School of Law (JD, 2007) and Emory University (BA, Political Science and History, summa cum laude, 2003).

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