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Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

353 SACRAMENTO STREET, SUITE 1300, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111-3633, USA
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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

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David Berry - Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

Within: Immigration

Specialist immigration firm Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP provides ‘excellent service in all areas - knowledge, response time, advice, value and all-round service to employees’. One of the world’s largest firms dedicated solely to corporate immigration, it has a total of 16 US partners, led by Dallas-based managing partner Jeremy Fudge. The department has particular experience of representing clients in the oil and gas sector - the Houston office was engaged as the sole strategic immigration partner to a leading oil and gas exploration and production company and the practice also handles all North American work for the largest drilling rig contractor in Canada. Founding partner David Berry in San Francisco is responsible for managing a new client relationship with one of the world’s leading aerospace companies and developing a management structure to support its ongoing programs. Another name to note is Lynden Melmed, a former Citizenship and Immigration Services Chief Counsel at the Department of Homeland Security who splits his time between Washington DC and the firm’s McLean office. Delya Ghosh and Larry Drumm, both situated in San Francisco, were promoted to the partnership.

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