“I am constantly inspired by the amazing work that our services enable, and the myriad of extraordinary contributions of immigrants to the U.S.”

As a Senior Counsel in the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, Larry leverages his extensive background with respect to all aspects of business immigration law, regulation, and policy to create successful immigration programs for our clients.  Larry leads a variety of business immigration matters for BAL, including employment visas for professionals, intracompany transferees, investors, and trainees. He has federal agency experience, including numerous petitions before the Department of Homeland Security, visa processing with the Department of State, and employer compliance investigations by the Department of Labor (DOL) and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Larry speaks on a variety of immigration topics involving human resources, legal concerns and recruiting and retention issues. He has also engaged in extensive liaison work with the Department of Homeland Security through positions held with the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  Larry is also fluent in Mandarin.

Education & Admissions

University of California Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctorate; Associate Editor, Hastings International & Comparative Law Review
University of California at Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts with Honors Rhetoric; Regent's and Chancellor's Scholar
Admitted to: State Bar of California


American Immigration Lawyers Association


Best Lawyers since 2021

Professional Accomplishments

American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions Held: Northern California Chapter Chair and Executive Board; USCIS California Service Center Committee Chair and Member; U.S. Customs and Border Protection Committee, Member; Board of Publications, Member; Consumer Protection Committee Chair; USCIS San Francisco District Office Liaison
Asian Law Caucus: Immigration Clinic Attorney Advisor
Citizenship Day Reviewing Attorney for AILA and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Pro-bono Panel Attorney – AILA/San Francisco Bar Association
Speaker, “Dealing the Winning Hand in Every H-1B Petition: Preparation and Supporting Documentation,” AILA National Conference, June 2016
Speaker, “New F-1 STEM OPT Regulation: Best Practices & Tips from the Experts,” AILA Norcal CLE Presentation (May 2016) Speaker, “How to Comply with the New STEM OPT Regulations,” with DHS and SEVP, Global Benchmarking Association and BAL Teleconference (April 2016)
Speaker, “How to Comply with the New STEM OPT Regulations – What Companies Need to Know,” BAL Teleconference (March 2016)
Speaker, “Who’s Training Whom? J-1 and H-3 Trainee Options,” AILA CLE Teleconference (November 2015)
Speaker, “Credential Evaluations—The Latest Trends with H-1B Petitions,” AILA CLE Teleconference (July 2015)
Speaker, “L-1 Site Visits,” with DHS Fraud Detection and National Security, AILA Norcal CLE Presentation (February 2015)
Speaker, “The Ins and Outs of H-3 Trainees,” AILA CLE Teleconference (November 2013)