Elena is a Senior Associate in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. Her practice focuses on all aspects of employment-based immigration including nonimmigrant, immigrant, and corporate compliance matters.

Prior to joining BAL, Elena practiced business immigration at a law firm in Washington, D.C. advising corporate clients from a broad range of industries including information technology, financial services, energy and oil, engineering, pharmaceutical, and hospitality/healthcare. Elena’s areas of expertise include nonimmigrant visas, PERM labor certifications, immigrant visas, consular processing, I-9 compliance, and global immigration matters. She also possesses extensive experience providing corporations with strategic solutions focused on movement of foreign employees and customized global mobility programs tailored to retain top talent. As an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Elena stays abreast of immigration developments in real time and keeps her clients well-informed throughout the various stages of the immigration process.

Education & Admissions

Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, North Carolina Central University School of Law
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Guilford College
Admitted to: North Carolina State Bar


American Immigration Lawyers Association