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Stephen D. Davis II
Shareholder
PROFILE
AWARDS
AFFILIATIONS
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Stephen's Profile

Stephen is a Shareholder and member of Maynard Cooper’s Immigration Practice Group. He is an experienced attorney who works closely with his clients to develop strategies to maximize their immediate and long-term immigration plans. By evaluating each foreign national’s credentials, travel history, and ultimate immigration goals, Stephen helps his clients obtain the most advantageous arrangements for entry and stay in the United States.

Stephen represents professional and specialized knowledge workers, foreign nationals with exceptional ability, foreign nationals with U.S. family ties, and domestic and international businesses across the globe. He handles a variety of employment-based sponsorship cases (EB-1, EB-2, EB-2 NIW, EB-3), family-based sponsorship cases (IR, F1, F2A, F2B), and nonimmigrant work visas for companies hiring foreign national talent (H-1B, E-1, E-2, L-1, TN, O-1). Stephen provides immigration advice and representation to companies and professionals in numerous industries, including hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, information technology, higher education, financial services, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology. He communicates with his clients on a constant basis to keep them apprised of changes in the applicable regulations that could affect their pending and future immigration matters.

Stephen also advises businesses regarding immigration compliance. This includes conducting internal Form I-9 audits and H-2B audits and advising companies regarding prevailing wage obligations for its foreign national employees. Stephen represents businesses in immigration-focused investigations initiated by U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Stephen's Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Employment Law – Management (2020 – present)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in General Litigation, Immigration: Business (2016 – Present)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Immigration: Business and General Litigation (2014-2015)

Stephen's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • National Children’s Advocacy Center, Board of Directors (January 2017 to present)

Stephen's Speaking Engagements

10/26/18: “Immigration Update,” 64th Annual Human Resources Management Conference (Birmingham, AL)

CONTACT
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Assistant
Olga Mitula
RELATED INDUSTRIES & SERVICES
BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar:Alabama
EDUCATION

University of Alabama School of Law (2008, J.D., Alabama Law Review; John A. Campbell Moot Court Board; Tax Law Moot Court Team; Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society)

University of Alabama (2005, B.A., magna cum laude)

JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

Honorable Inge P. Johnson
United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama

August 20, 2020
168 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021
Birmingham, AL. (August 20, 2020) Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 168 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide...
March 13, 2020
MAYNARD COOPER COVID-19 CONTINGENCY PLAN AND TASK FORCE
Dear Clients, In this time of growing concern surrounding the COVID-19 virus, we want to assure our clients that Maynard, Cooper & Gale is prepared with an emergency business contingency plan. We continue to closely monitor developments and...
August 15, 2019
130 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020
Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 130 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their practice areas in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide highlighting att...
March 8, 2019
CLIENT ALERT - NEW OVERTIME PAY RULES PROPOSED, AT LAST
After years of debate and waiting, the USDOL has issued its newly-proposed overtime rules. The USDOL has released a rule that, if adopted, will set a minimum salary for the OT exemption at $679 per week or annually at $35,308 per year. The increase t...
November 9, 2018
MAYNARD COOPER & GALE RECEIVES RECOGNITION IN RECENT U.S. NEWS/BEST LAWYERS “BEST LAW FIRMS” AND SUPER LAWYERS LISTINGS
The recently released edition of the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” positions Maynard Cooper in the National Tier Rankings in 10 areas of practice, including Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, L...
November 10, 2018
5TH ANNUAL CONSTRUCTION LAW SUMMIT (CONSTRUCTION LAW SECTION OF THE ALABAMA STATE BAR)
May 11, 2018
Practice Pointers for Banks Dealing With ICE Investigations - Alabama Bankers Association Board Briefs
September 1, 2017
OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW: EMPLOYERS MUST USE REVISED FORM I-9 STARTING SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued a revised ...