Law School: Golden Gate University School of Law, Certificate of Specialization with distinction, international law, member of Jessup International Moot Court
College: University of California, San Diego
I serve as corporate immigration counsel to a wide range of clients, from startup industry leaders to Fortune 500 corporations in varying industries, counseling them on all aspects of employment-based U.S. immigration, regulation, policy changes and compliance. I advise clients on due diligence and immigration impact in the event of corporate restructuring, M&A transactions, or reduction in force situations. I partner with our clients in managing their contingent workforce with respect to immigration compliance and brand protection. To that end, I manage a team of attorneys and paralegal professionals which provides cutting-edge immigration solutions to corporate clients, creating and implementing customized immigration programs to meet their specific needs in a streamlined and cost-effective manner.
Member, Lawyers Club of San Diego; Connect; San Diego Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association; Advisor Emeriti and past executive committee member, international law section of the State Bar of California. Past AILA chair and executive committee member, San Diego Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Former board of directors for the San Diego French-American Chamber of Commerce.
Frequent presenter, lecturer and content contributor for the following professional organizations: Connect newsletter; WINGs, May 2013; Association of Corporate Counsel, San Diego Chapter; SoCal Global H.R.; 20th Annual AILA California Chapters Conference; AILA 2007 Spring Fundamentals of Immigration Law Conference; AILA’s Conference, “The Essentials of Immigration Law for Paralegals, Legal Assistants, and Law Office Staff”; State Bar of California, international law section; San Diego County Bar Association; Sterling Education Services.
I provide pro bono services for Casa Cornelia Law Center in support of their Violence Against Women Act, and U Visa program.
This past year, I volunteered as a mentor for Clairemont High School’s Academy of Business and Technology program. I was a mentor to three high schools students, providing guidance in developing time management skills, improving studying habits, and setting goals and implementing a plan to achieve them.
I was born in France and immigrated to the United States with my family in the 1980s. I am a dual United States and French citizen, and am fluent in French and Spanish. I enjoy spending time with my family, cheering and supporting my three active boys in their numerous sporting events.