Lynn is a Senior Associate Attorney in the Northern Virginia office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. She concentrates her practice on business immigration matters including non immigrant and immigrant visa issues, advising clients on every step of the process.  She represents clients in various industries so that US employers can obtain the talent they need when they need it.  Although Lynn has experience with diverse visas types, she devotes most of her time to L-1, H-1B, E-2, and TN processing. Of course, she also enjoys arguing with the government if a Request for Evidence is received in a USCIS filing. She frequently speaks on immigration related topics- including on the unpredictable immigration environment, PERM, and on Consular Processing of L-1 and B-1 visas. Lynn has also successfully handled complex audit requests from the Department of Labor and uses any resources available to zealously represent her clients.

Prior to joining BAL, Lynn served as a Senior Consultant on the USCIS Transformation project, working with leaders and subject matter experts within USCIS. She also served as the Former Chair and Founder of the Immigration Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

Education & Admissions

Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America, Juris Doctorate
The University of Maryland, College Park
Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Government and Politics
Admitted to: State Bar of Maryland

Memberships

American Immigration Lawyers Association
AILA National Committee, CIS Ombudsman Liaison Committee
Maryland State Bar Association, Immigration Section, Founder and Former Chairperson

Professional Accomplishments

Speaker, Worldwide ERC Master Series: Plan, Budget and Be Prepared: Tips for Global Mobility and HR Professionals in Unpredictable Immigration and Tax Environments
Speaker, SHRM CFGI Webinar: Consular Processing: The Insider Perspective, April 25, 2019
Discussion Leader, Perm for Experts, ILW, (December 2015, January 2016, and February 2016)
Speaker, H-1B and L-1 Site Visits, Council for Global Immigration Symposium (June 11, 2015)
Speaker, Visa Options after Graduation, UMBC (October 2012 and October 2013)
Speaker, Visa Options after Graduation, Catholic University of America (October 2012 and October 2013)
Author, How Social Media May Affect an Immigration Case, Maryland Bar Bulletin (August 2013)
Author, 124K H-1B Immigration Visa Requests for 85K Spots Shows Reform Need, Technically Baltimore (April 16, 2013)
Author, Startup Act 3.0: How Does this Federal Legislation Encourage Immigrant Entrepreneurs?Technically Baltimore (February 25, 2013) Co-Author, Should Employers Sign Up For E-Verify? in The Immigration Compliance Book 2009-2010 Edition (Angelo Papparelli et al. eds., 2009)