Steve Plastrik

Steve is a Senior Associate at Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. As part of the Government Affairs team, he advises clients on a range of topics, including compliance with H-1B worker regulations and policies, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services adjudication trends, and issues presented by mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate restructuring. Steve enjoys the complexity
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Heather Oh

Heather Oh is a Senior Associate in the New York City office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. Heather provides strategic guidance on employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant matters for corporate clients in a variety of industries. Heather advises employers on immigration compliance, program management, and corporate reorganizations. Prior to joining Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP,
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Kelli Duehning

Kelli Duehning is a Partner in the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. Kelli joined BAL after a 17-year career with the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Prior to joining BAL, Kelli managed the Western Law Division
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Josiah Curtis

Josiah is a Senior Associate in the Boston office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP where he provides strategic guidance to employers on all facets of the complex US business immigration process. He represents employers in the information technology, energy, insurance, management consulting, and legal industries before the US Department of Labor, US Department of
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Eileen Lohmann

Eileen is a Senior Associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. As part of the Government Affairs team, she analyzes legislative and policy developments in immigration law. She also advises clients on various compliance issues, including I-9 and E-Verify obligations, and assists clients in performing audits of their immigration programs.
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L. Ruth Clark

Ruth is a Partner in the Houston office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. Ruth focuses her practice on corporate and business immigration matters related to temporary work visas, employment-based immigration, naturalization and consular processing. She represents multinational corporations in a variety of industries, including energy, technology, and engineering, advising on development of corporate immigration
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Edward Rios

Edward is a Partner and manages the Boston office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. His practice focuses on immigration strategies for multinational companies and investors, as well as healthcare provider networks, research facilities, academic institutions, and cross-border manufacturing operations seeking to transfer key personnel to the U.S. With his experience, knowledge and approachability, Edward
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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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Matthew D. Gross

Matthew is a Senior Associate in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. He focuses his practice on business immigration law matters involving the recruitment, hiring, transfer, and retention of international workers. He has substantial experience advising employers on Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, major universities,
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Lynn O’Brien

Lynn is a Senior Associate Attorney in the Northern Virginia office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. She concentrates her practice on business immigration matters including nonimmigrant and immigrant visa issues, advising clients on every step of the process.  She represents clients in various industries so that US employers can obtain the talent they need
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