Berry Appleman & Leiden Promotes Paul Rynerson and Jessica Mullins-Ta to Partner

San Francisco, CA — Berry Appleman & Leiden, one of the world’s leading corporate immigration law firms, today announced that Paul Rynerson and Jessica Mullins-Ta are being promoted to Partner. “Paul and Jessica are two outstanding lawyers doing great work for their clients,” said BAL Managing Partner, Jeremy Fudge. “Paul excels at offering strategic immigration advice
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Trump Nominations Forecast Shifts in High-Skilled Immigration Policy and Enforcement

President-elect Trump’s early nominations signal a likely shift in high-skilled immigration policy, with an emphasis on compliance and an increased need to compete against other countries to fill skills gaps.  An article in the Mercury News yesterday analyzes the recent cabinet-level nominations and what they could mean for U.S. employers that hire foreign workers.  Regarding Trump’s as
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Brexit Bulletin December 13, 2016

The following is a roundup of recent developments concerning Brexit negotiations and the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. News Summary Last week, the Supreme Court heard final arguments in a case over whether Parliament must have a say in the triggering of Article 50 EU exit procedures. The government brought the appeal after
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BAL Analysis: Trump’s next moves on immigration and impact on US employers

Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the presidential election has reshaped the policy landscape, and his immigration policies are being closely watched by U.S. employers, immigration professionals, and an anxious immigrant community. The new administration’s policies will not only affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of unlawful immigrants; they will also influence the ability of
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U.S. Election and High-Skilled Immigration Reform

Last night, Donald Trump upended U.S. politics and defeated Secretary Hilary Clinton in the presidential election. From day one of his campaign, President-elect Trump made immigration enforcement and control a centerpiece of his political platform, carrying the theme throughout the election. He committed to building a Mexican-financed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, declared that he
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Brexit Bulletin November 8, 2016

The following is a roundup of recent developments concerning Brexit negotiations and the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. News Summary A British High Court ruling has thrown Prime Minister Theresa May’s timetable for leaving the European Union into flux and could ultimately give Parliament a stronger voice in shaping the terms of the
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U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers by Woodward White, Inc. ranks Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP as a “Best Law Firm” for 2017

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have ranked Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP as a national “Best Law Firm” for a second year running.  BAL is also ranked in 2017 as a “Best Law Firm” in the metropolitan areas of Houston, Texas, and San Francisco, Calif. Firms included on the 2017 “Best Law
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Thailand alters visa processing times

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? The Thai Embassy in Singapore has said that that visa processing times will be left to the discretion of individual visa officers and that it will no longer abide by standard two-day processing times. What does the change mean? Visa applicants should expect longer processing times and should submit applications
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Brexit Bulletin October 11, 2016

The following is a roundup of recent developments concerning Brexit negotiations and the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. News Summary Prime Minister Theresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd have laid out plans which suggest the U.K. should prepare for a “hard Brexit”, but critics in Parliament and the business community have warned
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BAL Partner Lynden Melmed to appear on Sirius XM POTUS Channel 124

Join Berry Appleman & Leiden Partner and former United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Chief Council, Lynden Melmed, as he sits down with The Morning Briefing’s Tim Farley to discuss the 2016 presidential election and the impact of immigration on the race. Tune in on Monday, September 26 from 8:35 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. EDT on
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