Talya is a Staff Attorney in the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, where she provides immigration counsel to multinational corporate clients on all aspects of employment-based immigration, including non-immigrant and immigrant visa matters.

Talya joined BAL as a Law Clerk shortly after graduating law school. As a first-generation American, Talya has pursued her interest in immigration law since the beginning of her legal career. She worked as a student attorney for the UC Hastings Refugee and Human Rights Clinic, where she obtained affirmative asylum for her client. Additionally, she worked as a law clerk at a San Francisco-based business immigration firm, handling a substantial caseload of Requests for Evidence for various employment-based visa applications. She also clerked at the Immigration Institute of the Bay Area, where she managed a caseload of U-Visa cases, helping victims of violent crimes attain immigration relief. Furthermore, she competed in the Asylum and Refugee National Moot Court competition. She also served as the Executive Editor for the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review. Talya has studied and lived in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia and speaks conversational Hebrew, Chinese, and French.

Education & Admissions

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctorate
The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Bachelor of Arts, Communications and Government
Admitted to the State Bar of California


American Immigration Lawyers Association