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Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

555 MISSION STREET, SUITE 900, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105, USA
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Work +1 415 398 1800
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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

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP is a powerhouse in immigration law. The firm has seven US offices and 11 international platforms, all of which focus exclusively on corporate immigration law, and its highly experienced lawyers attract praise for offering ‘proactive solutions’ to a wide range of immigration matters. From Dallas, managing partner Jeremy Fudge and Kortney Gibson are advising a global internet technology company on the full scope of immigration issues involving over 60 countries. Gibson also manages some of the largest immigration programs in the US, with the telecoms sphere a notable sweet spot. From Houston, Roberto Caballero specializes in managing immigration programs for large oil and gas companies. In San Francisco, David Berry is assisting a multinational military contractor with immigration issues. Vernadette Antonio, who attracts praise for her ability to ‘think outside the box’, is also recommended in San Francisco; she oversees the office’s global visa practice and handles multinational immigration matters for clients from the aerospace, construction, hi-tech and engineering sectors. Washington DC-based Lynden Melmed acts for clients in immigration-related audits and federal investigations. Senior counsel Jeffrey Gorsky is also recommended in the Washington DC office. In March 2017, senior counsel Kelli Duehning, who was previously the managing attorney of the Western Law Division of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), joined the San Francisco office.

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