Jihan is a Senior Associate in the Boston office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, where she provides legal counsel and strategic guidance on all areas of US employment-based immigration law. Her practice includes assisting employers on matters relating to immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, labor certification, and I-9 compliance. She has represented clients in a wide variety of industries, including but not limited to technology, healthcare, energy, biotech, retail, finance, and consulting services, of all sizes, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies.
Prior to joining BAL, Jihan practiced business immigration law in the Boston and Chicago offices of a global immigration firm. She enjoys volunteering her services to a number of organizations including the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA), and Instituto del Progreso Latino.
Education & Admissions
BS Journalism, Northwestern University
Juris Doctor, Boston College
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Take Action Philly Award for Exceptional Service (2017)
A Section of International Law, 49 ABA/SIL YIR 295 (2014).
Finding Hope for “Aged Out” Derivative Beneficiaries: Re-examining the Child Status Protection Act in the Wake of Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio, 47 John Marshall L. Rev. 1319 (2014).
A New Hope for “Aged Out” Derivative Beneficiaries, LatCrit 2013 Biennial Conference, Resistance Rising: Theorizing and Building Cross-Sector Movements (Oct. 2013).
A New Hope for “Aged Out” Derivative Beneficiaries: Re-Examining the Child Status Protection Act in Light of De Osorio v. Mayorkas, THE GREEN CARD (FED. BAR ASS’N, IMMIG. LAW SECTION, Arlington, Va.), May/June 2013, at 18-28. Reassessing E-Verify in light of Self Check program, MASSACHUSETTS LAWYERS WEEKLY (Sept. 13, 2012).
Reassessing E-Verify in light of Self Check program, RHODE ISLAND LAWYERS WEEKLY (Sept. 13, 2012).