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 managed a top-ranked immigration practice covering Greater China and coordinated 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, as part of Mayer Brown’s new global worksite initiative. In addition, she has a longstanding command of US immigration and manages global immigration matters across all worldwide regions.
Grace provides immigration compliance advice to public and private companies operating in regulated industries and across a variety of industry sectors, including financial services and banking, technology and communications, security and defense, manufacturing, and retail. She advises clients on the use of available work permit and visa categories to meet hiring and training needs for a global workforce. She counsels employers on the intersection of immigration, employment, and tax considerations when planning cross-border staffing and engaging in new market entry. Grace also advises private banking clients on global investment visa options to acquire permanent residency and foreign citizenship. She regularly partners with tax counselors and wealth management professionals on pre- and post-immigration planning.