Kristen Hughes

Kristen is a Staff Attorney in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP.  She works on all aspects of employment-based immigration, including non-immigrant and immigrant visa matters.  Before joining BAL, Kristen was an Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County Massachusetts.  That experience, along with her desire to help individuals and to enrich our
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Sama Sayej

Sama is an Associate in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden, LLP. Currently, her practice is focused on employment based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions for corporate clients. Sama represents her clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and United States Department of State. Prior to joining Berry Appleman and Leiden, Sama worked at
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Brandi Motamedi

Brandi is a Staff Attorney in the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, working on employment-based United States immigration matters, focusing on nonimmigrant visas for technology firms. Brandi’s business immigration experience focuses on processing high volume nonimmigrant visa petitions for a Fortune 100 tech client. One of her areas of concentration is
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Matthew Dillinger

Matthew is a Senior Associate in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP.  His practice focuses on developing and implementing corporate immigration strategies to meet the needs of his clients. He has worked with clients from a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, information technology, consulting, higher education, and healthcare. Matthew’s practice covers
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Negar Mortazavi

Negar is an Associate at Berry Appleman & Leiden’s New York City office. Negar represents multinational companies and organizations in nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters. She provides strategic advice on how to best maneuver the complexities of the US immigration system. Prior to joining BAL, Negar represented large healthcare corporations and J-1 physicians in their
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Laura Bloniarz

Laura is a Senior Associate in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP where she specializes in counseling employers to develop, maintain, and defend immigration compliance programs. She represents clients in a variety of global industries: finance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, healthcare, supply chain, technology, and engineering services. Her clients have ranged from Fortune 100
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Kristen Lommele Festin

Kristen is a Senior Associate in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. Her practice focuses on all aspects of employment-based immigration, including non-immigrant and immigrant visa matters. Prior to joining BAL, Kristen practiced business immigration law in Chicago at a global immigration firm, where she advised clients in the financial services, automotive,
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David Hicks

David is a Staff Attorney in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. He works primarily on employment-based, non-immigrant visa matters. David began his career in immigration law as a Law Clerk at BAL assisting with non-immigrant visa petitions and onboarding new corporate clients. During law school, David worked as a student attorney
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Rachelle Uy

Rachelle is a Staff Attorney in the San Francisco office of Berry, Appleman & Leiden LLP. She has experience with various corporate immigration legal matters, as well as family-based U.S. immigration. She currently focuses on employment-based nonimmigrant visa matters. Since entering law school and continuing throughout her legal career, Rachelle has focused on the practice
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Emily Callan

Emily is an Associate Attorney in Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP’s McLean, Virginia office. Emily guides multinational and Fortune 500 companies through the complexities of the different green card sponsorship processes. She is well-versed in numerous aspects of employment-based immigration law, and at this time focuses her practice on EB-1 cases, PERM filings, and Form
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