Diem Ngo

As a Senior Manager, Diem* leads production of global content and projects in the Houston office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. She focuses on corporate global immigration matters for multinational companies in a variety of industries including energy, procurement, construction, and engineering. Specifically, she assesses clients’ global migration needs, develops and facilitates short-term and
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Sanjee Weliwitigoda

Sanjee Weliwitigoda advises and represents companies in connection with their corporate U.S. immigration matters. His expertise covers all types of U.S. employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, as well as labor certifications, filed before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Sanjee’s experience includes:
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Vernadette Antonio

“I believe in people and their potential.  I believe that diversity of thought, experience and culture enriches and strengthens our world.” Vernadette is a Partner at Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, and oversees the Global Immigration Practice for the San Francisco office. She has over eighteen years’ experience in practicing corporate immigration law, and provides
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Benjamin Wright

Benjamin Wright* is a Project Manager in the Houston office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. Ben is responsible for the overall management and coordination of large-scale business projects for BAL with a primary focus on information technology, including product development, data analytics, and enterprise security. Ben serves as a primary lead for internal, firm-wide
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Jeffrey Gorsky

Before Jeff joined Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP as Senior Counsel, Jeff served as Chief of the Legal Advisory Opinion section of the Visa Office in the Department of State. For over a decade, he led the team and provided legal guidance to consular officers worldwide on visa matters. During his tenure in Washington, DC,
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Petra Tang

“Born in the States, growing up in Asia and travelling extensively to visit family in Europe and Australia, I am part of the “global village” with a unique international perspective.  It gives me immense joy and fulfillment to merge that perspective with BAL’s values and commitment to unparalleled service to help our clients travel the
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Lynden Melmed

“Our family immigrated to the U.S. when I was a young child, and I grew up watching my parents welcome and help other immigrants settle into the community.  I feel privileged to continue that tradition by advising individuals, companies and policy-makers on such an important topic.” Lynden Melmed is a partner with Berry Appleman &
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Kortney Gibson

“The best part about working in immigration is that you aren’t dealing with a faceless corporation, but instead positively impacting the lives of real people.” Kortney is a Partner in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, serving corporate and individual clients in an array of business and family immigration matters. Additionally, Kortney
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Stephanie Wolf

Stephanie is a Partner in the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman and Leiden LLP. She has experience in handling all aspects of business immigration and currently focuses on nonimmigrant matters. Stephanie’s practice also includes I-9 and E-Verify employment eligibility verification compliance and program management.  Prior to BAL, Stephanie’s immigration expertise includes a career as an immigration
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Michael Sela

Michael is a Senior Associate in the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. His practice is focused on meeting the US immigration and visa needs of multinational corporations and their employees. Michael has expertise in numerous business immigration matters including nonimmigrant and immigrant visa issues. He has represented clients of all sizes
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