“Having lived and worked internationally, I appreciate first-hand the complexity and stress of a global move on the business, the individual and the family.  I love working with clients to make that process simple and easy for every employee we touch.”

As a partner and manager of the Tysons and New York offices of Berry Appleman and Leiden LLP, Liane strategically advises companies in all aspects of immigration practice and policy. Liane guides her clients in both nonimmigrant and immigrant business visa issues, with a primary focus on clients in the software and technology industries. With over twenty years’ experience, Liane is widely recognized for her strategy and consulting services required to create an exceptional immigration program.  She frequently speaks on employment-related immigration topics including: managing PERM recruitment programs, advising multinational corporations regarding reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions and layoffs, and immigration compliance issues.

Liane was a prior Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Vermont Service Center Liaison Committee. Prior to joining BAL, she worked in London, advising corporations and individuals on filing visa applications at U.S. Consulates throughout Europe.

Education & Admissions

George Washington University Law School, Juris Doctorate
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and Political Science
Admitted to: State Bars of Texas and Virginia


American Immigration Lawyers Association
British American Business Association
AILA Department of State Liaison Committee (2007-2008)
AILA USCIS Vermont Service Center Liaison Committee (2009-2013)