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Courtney B. Noce Co-Chairs the Immigration & Compliance Practice. She focuses her practice on U.S. business immigration, compliance and enforcement actions, as well as global immigration. She represents both large multinational companies and small start-ups on the full range of employment-based immigration, ranging from permanent residence (PERM, National Interest Waivers, Extraordinary Ability/Outstanding Researcher, Multi-National Managers, among others) to nonimmigrant visa categories (H-1B, H-3, J-1, L-1A/B, O-1, TN). Courtney has a particular understanding of working with the retail industry and the ever-evolving challenges this industry faces.

Courtney works closely with companies on complex challenges associated with I-9 employment verification, enforcement actions, as well as H-1B and LCA compliance. She provides proactive strategies in the form of onsite training, internal audits and reviews, as well as deploying best practices to minimize exposure and liabilities in the event of government investigations.

Courtney also assists multinational clients in the area of global mobility and immigration. She has experience helping companies move key personnel into all parts of the world. 

Prior to practicing law Courtney worked with the Georgia Department of Economic Development as a Business Development and Project Manager. In this role, she helped Life Sciences and Technology companies move to and expand in the State of Georgia. She worked frequently with international and domestic companies addressing global mobility needs, and is acutely aware of the important role immigration plays for global companies.

Courtney has studied, lived, and worked in Canada, France, and Italy. She is fluent in Italian, proficient in French and has basic Spanish skills.



  • Extern, Internal Revenue Service, Office of General Counsel, Large and Mid-Size Business Division, Strategic Litigation, Fall 2009
  • Business Development and Project Manager, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Life Sciences Business Development, 2006-2009

Reconocimientos y Liderazgo

  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Immigration, 2021-2022
    • "Up and Coming," 2021
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Immigration Law, 2021-2023
  • Listed, Daily Report, "Georgia Trailblazers," 2019 
  • Listed, National Law Journal, "Immigration Law Trailblazer," 2019
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Labor and Employment - Immigration, 2019


  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law
  • B. Com., McGill University
Con licencia para ejercer en
  • Nueva Jersey
  • Nueva York
Admitted in New Jersey and New York. Not admitted in Georgia. Practice limited to federal immigration practice.
  • Italian, Fluido
  • French, Conversational
  • Español, Conversational