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Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

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David Berry

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Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

Position

Founding Partner

Career

David Berry is a Founding Partner in the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. Over the years, Mr. Berry’s practice has encompassed every aspect of international corporate immigration. He currently focuses on working with human resources and global mobility professionals to optimize their companies’ worldwide immigration programs. He guides strategies for forays into new countries, and provides immigration plans for international mergers and acquisitions.  He helps companies address the worldwide challenges of global compliance, and has worked with major corporations to build out compliant visitor visa programs. Mr. Berry has served as Chairperson of the Northern California American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Bar Association of San Francisco Immigration Committee, as well as national Business and Industry Liaison to AILA. He has provided testimony to the United States Commission to Reform Immigration.  He is currently Chairperson of the Immigration Forum of Worldwide Employee Relocation Council (WERC). Mr. Berry is a frequent speaker on immigration matters before AILA, the Society for Human Resource Management, WERC, the National Foreign Trade Council and other professional associations, corporations, and research institutions. He served as Assistant Professor of Immigration Law at Hastings College of Law, University of California, in an adjunct faculty positon. He has published immigration articles on a panoply of immigration topics that include multinational transfers, mergers, layoffs, and exceptional merit visas. He has developed and overseen audits and trainings for international compliance. He advises companies in benchmarking for worldwide optimization of best immigration practices.

Languages

English

Member

American Immigration Lawyers Association

San Francisco Bar Association

Society for Human Resource Management

Worldwide Employee Relocation Council

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild

Education

Juris Doctorate, Antioch School of Law, Washington, D.C.

Bachelor of Arts, High Honors, University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana

Admitted to: State Bar of California


United States: Labor and employment

Immigration

Within: Leading lawyers

David Berry - Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

Within: Immigration

Highly respected by peers and clients, Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP is entirely dedicated to corporate immigration matters, dealing with every aspect of immigration, including pioneering innovative technological solutions within the field. In February 2018, the firm launched a mobile, cloud-based immigration application and, in June 2018, formally established an alliance with Deloitte UK for the provision of global immigration services for multinational companies. Jeremy Fudge, managing partner in Dallas office, is focused on the delivery of worldwide immigration services to his clients. Kortney Gibson is also in Dallas, where she, in addition to managing the US program for one of the biggest technology company, assists clients in obtaining visas in the extra 0-1 extraordinary ability and H-1B specialty occupation visa categories. San Francisco-based founding partner David Berry is helping human resources and global mobility professionals to augment their worldwide immigration programs. Vernadette Antonio, who is also in San Francisco, overseas the firm’s global immigration practice. From Houston and Austin, Roberto Caballero advises clients in the energy, engineering and technology sectors with non-immigrant visas, naturalization and consular processing.  Washington DC-based managing partner Lynden Melmed is the expert when it comes to compliance issues and government investigations. Liane Cooney leads the McLean, Virginia office and focuses on clients in the software and technology industries. The firm continues to grow and now has a total of nice offices throughout the US. The newest is New York, which opened with the acquisition of 60-lawyer team from Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.; under the leadership of Robert Groban, the new team adds significant on-the-ground capabilities in the Northeast and New York metropolitan area. Ruth Clark and Stephanie Wolf were made partners in January 2018. Senior associate Tiffany Martinez from the San Francisco office is also recommended.

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