Laura Penney

Penney, Laura


Laura Penney is a corporate attorney in Holland & Knight's Nashville office where she assists clients across diverse industries with a wide range of employment-related issues to build and retain competitive workforces. She is experienced in managing the hiring and sponsorship of foreign national employees; travel and visa renewal issues; and requests for evidence, audits, and inquiries from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Justice.

Ms. Penney is knowledgeable in a wide range of specific immigration and employment matters, including:

  • L-1 visas for intracompany transferees
  • EB-1 petitions for multinational managers, outstanding researchers, and individuals of extraordinary ability
  • H-1B visas for specialty occupation professionals
  • O-1 visas for individuals of extraordinary ability
  • reviewing I-9 documents for identity verification and employment authorization
  • PERM labor certification applications

Previously, Ms. Penney gained valuable experience as an associate in the business immigration practice of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, in Raleigh, North Carolina.


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D.
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee