California, US

Julia has practiced business immigration law for more than 25 years. She leverages this experience to counsel clients, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 1000 companies, on all aspects of business immigration, with a focus on E-2 investor visas and O-1 extraordinary ability visas for entrepreneurs.

Julia’s immigration law experience includes serving as the Managing Partner of her own business immigration law firm for 15 years and serving as a Partner and Associate at large, international law firms for the 10 years prior. During this time, Julia has prepared and filed hundreds of H-1B, L-1, TN, E-3 and PERM applications. She has also assisted clients with coordinating outbound immigration to Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, South America and the UK.

Julia speaks English and is conversant in German.

Education


Washington University School of Law | J.D., 1993
Southern Methodist University | B.A., 1990, cum laude

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Texas

Member, American Bar Association

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Northern California Chapter

Former Member, AILA, Nebraska/Iowa, Mid-South and Texas Chapters

Former Member, Society for Human Resource Management

Created an L-1B system to move wait staff from Brazil to the U.S., as they possessed specialized knowledge for a U.S. subsidiary of a Brazilian restaurant.

Obtained EB-1 visas for fashion designers, an architecture critic and a comparative literature professor.

Obtained O-1A visas for a gymnastics coach and STEM/recruiting app entrepreneur.

Assisted several smaller foreign-owned subsidiaries with initial filings and extensions of their E-2 and Blanket L approvals.

Publications and Lectures

Speaker, “How to Market Yourself to U.S. Employers.” SMU International Student Society, Dallas, TX, November 2005.

Speaker, “How to Market Yourself to U.S. Employers.” Trinity University International Student Society, San Antonio, TX, November 2005.

Speaker, “How to Market Yourself to U.S. Employers.” SMU Hughes Trigg Student Center, Dallas, TX, March 2005.

Speaker, “Immigration Law for Texas Employers.” Lorman Seminars, Dallas, TX, February 2003.

Speaker, “Opening the Doors to Immigration Law.” Center for International Legal Studies, Steamboat Springs, CO, February 2003.

Speaker, “Options for H-1B Workers.” Greater Dallas Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Dallas, TX, August 2001.

Speaker, “Summary of DOL’s 12/20/00 Interim Final H-1B Regulations.” Dallas AILA Chapter, Dallas, TX, January 2001.

Contributor, “Chapter 7: Immigration-Related Employment Practices.” Texas Employment Law, November 2000.