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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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Within: Immigration

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP is an ‘outstanding strategic partner’ and ‘a top choice for multinationals looking to manage global immigration issues’. Significantly, its lawyers stand out as ‘true experts’ and their ‘high level of expertise brings exceptional value to the table’, according to clients. The firm has seven US offices, and nine international platforms, all of which focus exclusively on corporate immigration law, ensuring a ‘comprehensive and seamless global approach’. From Dallas, managing partner Jeremy Fudge oversees ‘a technically excellent group’ with ‘a service philosophy that far exceeds that of competing firms’. Fudge is the key contact for the firm’s ongoing representation of a global engineering services company and regularly advises it on migration issues involving over 20 countries. The ‘extremely efficientKortney Gibson is also recommended in Dallas and manages some of the largest immigration programs in the US, with a particularly strong showing in the telecoms sphere. In San Francisco, ‘excellent global strategistDavid Berry provides ‘strong service management’; he continues to advise a multinational IT company on immigration issues spanning 26 countries. Washington DC managing partner Lynden Melmed is an ‘instantly recognizable name in the immigration space’ and his office also includes senior counsel Jeffrey Gorsky, who recently joined from the Visa Office at the Department of State. In 2016, Shawn Orme left the Houston office to join Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy.

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