Mackenzie is an Associate in the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman and Leiden LLP. She enjoys helping companies find the best possible immigration solutions for their unique foreign national employees and their families. Her experience covers assessing and executing nonimmigrant and immigrant matters, with a focus on extraordinary ability and outstanding researcher petitions. Mackenzie has obtained O-1, L-1, H-1B, H-1B1, H-3, TN, E-3, and other nonimmigrant visas for her clients. She has also guided foreign nationals to permanent residence through PERM, EB-1/EB-2/EB-3, and adjustment of status processes. Mackenzie has advised on DACA, TPS, and waiver matters for the employees of corporate clients, as well as the potential immigration consequences of criminal activity. She has worked with professionals across numerous industries from biomedical and software engineers to TV producers, architects, and motion designers.
Prior to joining BAL, Mackenzie worked for leading business immigration law firms in San Francisco, Toronto, and Boston. During law school, Mackenzie argued an immigration case before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, interned for the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, and partnered with the Post Deportation Human Rights Project, Catholic Charities of Miami, and the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition in pro bono matters.
Education & Admissions
Boston College Law School, Juris Doctorate
University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts in Economics & International Studies
Admitted to: State Bar of California
American Immigration Lawyers Association