Xiaolu Sheng is an associate in the Raleigh, North Carolina, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on business immigration law, assisting clients with immigration matters to build an efficient immigration program, a globally diverse and highly skilled workforce, as well as to enable workforce mobility.
As a native Mandarin speaker, Xiaolu became interested in immigration law during her time as an exchange student at Oxford and San Francisco. She passed the Chinese national bar examination in 2013 and gained transactional experience in the Beijing offices of global law firms.
Through her law school experience, Xiaolu served as a research assistant in drafting an Amicus Brief on President Donald Trump’s travel ban. She dove deep into the Constitutional and administrative aspect of immigration law. Xiaolu also served as president of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA), dedicating herself to raising awareness of the minority student community, connecting the Asian legal community and providing more resources to minority students. She joined the Immigration Clinic, helping refugees seek asylum in the United States and reunite with their families.
Xiaolu has been practicing employment-based immigration law since 2019, advising clients on nonimmigrant visa categories, including H-1B, L-1, O-1, and TN visas, and the various paths to obtaining legal permanent residency. She is experienced with obtaining U.S. Department of Labor approval of applications for alien employment certification (PERM), and responding to government requests for evidence, including nonimmigrant and immigrant RFEs, and PERM audits.