Virginia, US

Cheryl, Of Counsel, practices exclusively in the area of business immigration and nationality law. Serving as corporate immigration and strategic counsel to small, mid-size and large Fortune 500 companies, as well as individual and emerging clients, Cheryl has represented clients in an array of global industries, including leading high technology companies, consumer product manufacturers, preeminent biopharmaceutical firms, multinational energy and aluminum suppliers, leaders in renewable energy sources, and international engineering and architectural firms. Based in the firm's Santa Clara office, Cheryl partners with corporate clients to effectively manage their in-house immigration programs, and she manages a team of experienced legal professionals responsible for meeting the employment-based immigration needs of these clients. Cheryl has also successfully provided pro bono legal representation in an array of immigration cases, including challenging family-based matters, Asylum and Deportation (now Cancellation of Removal).

Cheryl engages in the following pro bono projects:
Asylum – Successfully provided pro bono legal representation for Burmese nationals in an asylum case.
Suspension of Deportation (now Cancellation of Removal) – Successfully provided pro bono legal representation in a suspension of deportation case.

Cheryl speaks English and Visayan.

Education


Western State University, College of Law | J.D., 1998
University of California, Irvine | B.A.

Awards

American Jurisprudence Award, Legal Research and Writing

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Florida

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member, Santa Clara Valley AILA Chapter

Previous Member, American Bar Association

Represented numerous multinational companies in a wide range of industries in securing E-2 treaty investor status

Prepared numerous Extraordinary Ability Alien Petitions (Arts, Science and Business) and Outstanding Researcher Petitions

Represented a start-up school in gaining approval of the school for attendance by nonimmigrant students

Publications and Lectures

November 2003, Speaker, Orange County, California, Fragomen’s Annual Regional Immigration Seminar (Update: Managing Change).

October 2004, Speaker, Orange County, California, Fragomen’s Annual Regional Immigration Seminar.

October 2005, Speaker, Northern California, ACIP Basics Seminar.

April 2006, Speaker, San Francisco, California, Fragomen’s Annual Regional Immigration Seminar.

February 2007, Speaker, Northern California, ACIP Immigration Seminar.

1999 to present, quarterly and/or yearly seminars and high-level training sessions at client sites.