Erin is an Associate in the Tysons office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, working on all U.S. nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters. She has experience in PERM, H-1Bs, TNs, E-3s, O and P visas, EB-1 multinational manager or extraordinary ability immigrant visa petitions and adjustment of status applications, and all investment-based options for immigrant and nonimmigrant investors. At BAL, Erin provides both immigrant and nonimmigrant solutions for a wide variety of immigration issues to large corporations, boutique businesses, start-ups, and nonprofits, guiding them through the immigration process from start to finish.
Prior to joining BAL, Erin worked for a number of years for a local boutique firm, with emphasis on immigration solutions for foreign investors. Erin also has an extensive background in humanitarian immigration support, including pro bono services to Afghan refugees, and she has worked closely with victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and other crime. She has worked alongside nonprofits, including Catholic Charities, as well as provided support in litigation aimed at seeking justice for victims of labor trafficking in the United States. Erin is an avid reader and a football fan.
Education & Admissions
Tulane University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
George Mason University, B.A., cum laude, History
Admitted to: State Bar of Virginia
State Bar of Maryland
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Associate Editor, American Immigration Lawyer's "Immigration Options for Investors & Entrepreneurs," Fourth Edition (June 2019)
Author, "OFAC, Escrow Agreements, and the Value of Patience: A Look at Investments from Iran," Regional Center Business Journal (May 2019)
Author, "A Rule by Any Other Name: Redeployment and 'Clarification' Gone too Far," Regional Center Business Journal (November 2020)
Panel Member, "Overcoming Overseas Investigations, Alleged Discrepancies Between I-526 and DS-160 & Other Push Back from USCIS on Source of Funds" at Invest in the USA (IIUSA) Seattle Conference (October 2019)