Grace Shie

Employment & Benefits, Global Mobility & Migration

"She is one of the most professional, incredibly warm and approachable attorneys I've had the pleasure to work with. The knowledge and expertise she brings to the table is second to none, and she commands the room – when Grace Shie talks, people listen." 
Chambers USA

Visión general

Grace Shie is a partner in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office and a member of the Employment & Benefits group focusing on global mobility and immigration. She advises multinational companies on employee mobility and management of the work corps across the globe, including in major financial centers and emerging markets. Grace's background includes five years in Hong Kong where she led a top-ranked immigration practice covering Greater China and managed matters for clients in the Asia-Pacific region. Grace, who is fluent in Mandarin, continues to maintain a practice focus on inbound expatriate movement into China and Hong Kong. In addition, she has a longstanding command of US immigration across the commercial nonimmigrant and immigrant visa categories and manages global immigration matters across all worldwide regions.


  • Managing high-volume visa transactions for multinational companies with global mobility needs, including employers hiring international talent in the United States and investment banking and financial services firms with significant expatriate movement into China and Hong Kong.
  • Coordinating expatriate assignments for global security company placing employees in multiple jurisdictions across EMEA, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific.
  • Representing clients across different industries during government investigations of suspected breach of the Immigration Ordinance in Hong Kong.
  • Advising on succession issues in the M&A context, including the multi-jurisdictional impact to visa holders arising from global reorganizations and acquisitions.


  • Profiles in Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching in Leadership (2023)
  • Corporate Counsel’s DEI Champion (2023)
  • Chambers USA ranked lawyer (2019-2023)
  • The Best Lawyers in America for Immigration Law (2020-2023)


  • University of California, Berkeley, BA
  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Participación Profesional y Comunitaria

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia