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Teri Simmons

Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory, Georgia, USA

Teri A. Simmons is a partner at Arnall Golden Gregory in Atlanta, Georgia, where she has practiced for over 30 years. Arnall Golden Gregory employs over 200 attorneys at its offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Washington DC. She directs the International/ Immigration Practice Group which focuses on the holistic representation of multi-nationally owned companies in the US in the areas of corporate, employment, and immigration law. The group employs 12 professionals fluent in German along with additional language expertise in Dutch, French, Romanian, Portughese, Mandarin and Spanish.

Ms. Simmons is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law where she teaches the course on Business Immigration Law.

Active in the international community, and fluent in both spoken and written German, Ms. Simmons served as the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA’s) Customs & Border Protection liaison chair for Atlanta Hartsfield Airport for many years, on the national AILA CBP committee and as Mentor Chair for Chapter Chairs of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She chaired the Ga./Ala . Chapter of AILA from 1999- 2001. She currently serves on the board of AILA’s Latin America/ Caribbean Chapter, on AILA’s national faculty for online E visa coursework, on the national honorary board of NGO Sister Cities International, on the Boards of the Dean Rusk Center for International and Comparative Law, the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeastern U.S. and the German American Cultural Foundation. She served formerly as the Mayoral appointed Chair of the Atlanta Sister Cities Commission. The Federal Republic of Germany has awarded her with the Friendship Award, and the City of Nürnberg has presented her with the International Prize of Honor in 2008 and 2023 for her work with the Atlanta/ Nürnberg Sister Cities programming.