Robert is a Senior Associate in the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. At BAL, Robert identifies and executes efficient and effective immigration strategies for critical hires, valued employees, and their families. He advises employers and employees on temporary work authorization and permanent residence pathways, including nonimmigrant visas, immigrant visa petitions, PERM labor certification, adjustment of status, and consular processing. He also advises on immigration workplace compliance and related issues.

As the son of immigrants to the United States, Robert has a personal investment in seeing his clients achieve their immigration goals. He has specialized in US immigration throughout his professional career, as an attorney and case manager with respected business and employment immigration firms as well as in internships with the US Executive Office for Immigration Review and the Department of Homeland Security. While studying law at the University of San Diego School of Law, Robert interned with USD’s Immigration Law Clinic, assisting families with family-based cases, naturalization, and removal defense. Robert has also written articles on US immigration topics including family and employment-based immigration and was previously a contributing editor for “Fiancé & Marriage Visas: A Couple’s Guide to U.S. Immigration,” published by He is an active AILA member.

Education & Admissions

University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctorate
Brown University, Bachelor of Arts, Ethnic Studies
Admitted to: State Bar of California


American Immigration Lawyers Association