Sophia manages GlobalChek® Plus, BAL’s proprietary global immigration assessment software solution. GlobalChek® Plus enables multinational companies to optimize global programs, allowing them to automate best practices for assessment and improve global compliance. Sophia leads a team of professionals, who work with a network of global attorneys to maintain and continuously update the system’s robust U.S. and global immigration information. With GlobalChek® Plus and its proprietary technology, Sophia guides clients on how best to track international business travel and create a one-stop-shop for immigration—from case assessment to case initiation.

Previously, Sophia served as Senior Associate with Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP where she counseled companies on a broad range of U.S. immigration law, with a focus on employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions.

Education & Admissions

Texas Tech University, Juris Doctorate, cum laude
University of North Texas, Bachelor of Science, International Studies, summa cum laude
Admitted to: State Bar of Texas

Memberships

American Immigration Lawyers Association
Immigration and Nationality Law Section, State Bar of Texas
Past Member, AILA National Pro Bono Service Committee (2012-2013)
Member, AILA National Pro Bono Service Committee (2017-2018)
Houston Young Lawyers Association (2016-2017, 2018-2019)
Committee Member of Houston Young Lawyer Association Diversity - Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Professional Accomplishments

AILA Pro Bono Star, 2011
Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star by Thomson Reuters 2018-2019
Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, Inc. 2018-2019