Mayer Brown announced that Washington DC-based Employment & Benefits partner Elizabeth (Liz) Espín Stern was named 2017 “Global Mobility Professional of the Year” at the Forum for Expatriate Management’s (FEM) 8th annual Americas Expatriate Management & Mobility Awards, which celebrates the best and brightest of the global mobility industry. Mayer Brown was named runner-up in the “Immigration Provider of the Year” category.

Ms. Stern leads the firm’s Global Mobility & Migration practice. A founder and leader of global immigration practices for over 30 years, she helps companies establish global compliance and management programs to move their executive and professional work corps across borders around the world. She manages mobility-related HR disciplines and transactions, including visas, work permits and compliance and how immigration transactions interface with tax, employment, compensation and benefits, corporate formation, data privacy, export controls, and anti-corruption and anti-bribery regulation.

FEM is a premier worldwide community for Global Mobility professionals with a mission to distill best practice across regions, industries and functions while providing valuable networking opportunities for knowledge sharing and program support.