Emily is a Senior Associate Attorney in Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP’s Tysons office. Emily guides multinational and Fortune 500 companies through the complexities of the different green card sponsorship processes. She is well-versed in numerous aspects of employment-based immigration law, and at this time focuses her practice on EB-1 cases, PERM filings, and Form I-140 Petitions.

Prior to joining BAL, Emily was a Managing Attorney at a boutique immigration law firm in Northern Virginia. In what spare time she finds after juggling her husband, three children, and one dog, Emily avidly follows the Washington Capitals hockey team.

Education & Admissions

George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, Juris Doctorate
George Mason University, Bachelor of Arts, Russian & Psychology
Admitted to: Commonwealth of Virginia and State Bar of New York


American Immigration Lawyers Association


Selected for inclusion as an Immigration “Super Lawyer – Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters, 2015, 2019 & 2020
Hughes-Gossett Award, The Supreme Court Historical Society, 2011

Professional Accomplishments

Bloomberg Business, “Chinese Maternity Tourists and the Business of Being Born American,” (interviewed and directly quoted) (May 12, 2015).
American Immigration Lawyers Association D.C. Chapter Fall Conference, “Alternatives to the H-1B Visa,” (Panel Leader and Presenter) (Nov. 2016).
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, “Immigration Primer for Non-Immigration Attorneys.” (Presenter) (Apr. 2017).
Emily C. Kendall, The United States Guards the Guards Themselves: The International Law Implications of the UBS IRS Controversy, 2 Trade L. & Develop. 329 (2010).
Emily C. Kendall, Protecting Children at Home and Abroad: How the Repudiation of the HIV Waiver Will Affect International Adoption, 30 Children’s Rights L. J. 1 (2010).
Emily C. Kendall, “Because of His Spotless Integrity of Character,” The Story of Salmon P. Chase: Courts, Cabinets and Currencies, J. Sup. Ct. History (2011).
Emily C. Kendall, The Alien Terrorist Removal Court and Other National Security Measures You May Have Never Heard of: The Need for Comprehensive National Security Reform 18 Texas Wesleyan Law Review (2011).
Emily C. Kendall, Amending the Constitution to Save a Sinking Ship? The Issues Surrounding the Proposed Amendment of the Birthright Citizenship Clause and ‘Anchor Babies,’ 20 U.C. Berkeley La Raza Law Journal (2012).
Emily C. Kendall, Guy Fawkes’ Dangerous Remedy: The Unconstitutionality of Government Ordered Assassination and its Implications for Due Process in America, 45 John Marshall L. R. 44 (Fall 2012). Emily C. Kendall, Green Cards as the Ultimate Dividends: Why Improving the U.S. Investment Visa Program Will Hasten the Economic Recovery by Increasing Foreign Investment and Creating Jobs for Americans, 27 Georgetown Imm. L. J. 3 (2013).
Emily C. Callan, Sanctuary in the 21st Century; The Unique Asylum Exception to the Extradition Rule, 23 Michigan State U. College of Law Intnl L. Rev. 154 (2015).
Emily C. Callan, Bringing Operation Pedro Pan Back from Never Never Land: Is INA 207(b) the President’s Solution to the Humanitarian Crisis at the Border? St. Thomas L. Rev. 166 (2015).
Emily C. Callan, Changes in the Political Tide – An Examination of How the Courts Adapt Federal Preemption Doctrine in Response to a Shift in Political Opinion on Immigration, 33 Miss. Coll. L. Rev. 3 (2015).
Emily C. Callan, Peter Approved My Visa But Paul Denied It – The Immigration Implications of the Visa Bulletin Crisis, 9 DePaul J. of Social Justice 2 (2016).
Emily C. Callan, The Guards May Still Guard Themselves: An Analysis of How Kerry V. Din Further Entrenches the Doctrine of Consular Nonreviewability, 44 Cap. U. L. Rev. 303 (2016).
Emily C. Callan, Is the Game Still Worth the Candle (or the Visa)? How the H-1B Visa Lottery Lawsuit Illustrates the Need for Immigration Reform, 80 Albany L. Rev. 5 (2017).
Emily C. Callan, A Funny Thing Happened on My Way To The Border . . . How the Recent Immigration Executive Orders and Subsequent Lawsuits Demonstrate the Immediate Need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform," 47 Univ. of Baltimore Law Review 1 (2017).
Emily C. Callan, A Most Unnatural Body of Law…How the Complexities of Operation Janus and Denaturalization Illustrate the Need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.” Elon Law Review (Winter 2018).
Emily C. Callan, Looking for Work in All the Wrong Places – An Argument for the Adoption of a Job-Seeker Visa in the United States, 48 Cap. U. L. Rev. 1 (Winter 2019).