Maria (Maru) Eugenia,  is a Senior Associate in Berry Appleman & Leiden’s San Francisco office. Maru provides complex strategic advice and planning, manages and successfully implements  global immigration programs for  Fortune 500 clients in major financial centers and emerging markets. Maru represents domestic and international corporate clients in global mobility and immigration matters.  She also advises corporations on comprehensive compliance and program’s risk management and provides business-oriented solutions for the worldwide placement of international personnel. Maru has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, global policy development, program management, as well as, entry, work and residency processes across the globe. Maru also has deep knowledge of the legal requirements and procedures related to U.S. immigration processes and analyses, including employment-based immigration benefits, corporate compliance and family based immigration. Prior to joining BAL, Maru was an Associate within the global migration and executive practice group of a prestigious global law firm in Washington, D.C. Maru also practiced in Argentina in the field of international law on a national and international level. Maru has over 10 years of business immigration law experience, spanning a broad sector of industries including Fortune 500, government and private sector, as well as non-governmental organizations.


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