Virginia, US

Angelica has in-depth experience managing all aspects of U.S. immigration programs for corporate clients in a variety of industries, including energy and information technology. She provides extensive advice to human resources professionals and corporate counsel regarding immigration compliance matters, including I-9 and LCA compliance issues. She has experience managing teams of attorneys and paralegals, and serving as an escalation contact for both global and U.S. matters.

Education


St. Mary's University School of Law | J.D., 1999
Brown University | B.A., 1995

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Texas, Colorado

Court Admissions: Supreme Court of Texas

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Former AILA Texas Chapter Houston CBP Liaison, 2010 to 2012

Advised a leading energy company on immigration due diligence and compliance regarding the acquisition and divestiture of multiple entities and subsequent reorganization.

Streamlined and managed PERM labor certification programs for large engineering and information technology companies.

Partnered with clients to proactively address issues related to maintaining and deploying an international workforce.

Publications and Lectures

Speaker, “Immigration Hot Topics.” American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas Chapter, Fall Conference, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, November 2017.

Speaker, “Labor Cert. 102: Recruitment.” American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2017.

Speaker, “Preparing for a New Era in H-1B and L-1 On-site Inspections.” Hispanic National Bar Association 2017 Corporate Counsel Conference, Miami, FL, March 2017.

Speaker, “Prevailing Wage Mambo.” American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas Chapter, Fall Conference, New Orleans, LA, November 2016.

Speaker, “Hot Topics in Business Immigration.” American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas Chapter, Fall Conference, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, November 2015.

Speaker, “Creating a Sound PERM Program for Your New Client – Large or Small.” American Immigration Lawyers Association, webinar, October 2015. 

Speaker, “Top Tips for Filing L Petitions.” American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, Boston, MA, June 2014. 

Speaker, “Avoiding Employment-Based Backlogs.” American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas Chapter, Fall Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2013. 

Speaker, “PERM Strategies for Successful I-140s.” State Bar of Texas, 12th Annual Advanced Immigration Law Course, Houston, TX, February 2013. 

Speaker, “When Eat, Pray and Love Doesn’t Work, Respond, Build and Sue: Dealing with Difficult RFEs EB-2 and EB-3.” American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, June 2012.

Speaker, “Prevailing Wages: Continuing to Deal with NPWHC.” American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, June 2011. 

Speaker, “New Developments in PERM.” State Bar of Texas, 10th Annual Advanced Immigration Law Course, Houston, TX, February 2011. 

Speaker, “Advanced H and L Issues.” American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas Chapter, Fall Conference, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, November 2010. 

Speaker, “Bi-Partisan Paperwork: Successfully Completing LCAs and ETA 9089s through iCERT.” American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, National Harbor, MD, June 2010.

Speaker, “PERM Updates and the New 9089.” American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas Chapter, Spring Conference, Fort Worth, TX, April 2009.