Jeremy Fudge

“Corporate immigration is not only about helping companies succeed; it’s also about the people whose lives we change for the better every day. I have always kept that in mind and it has made my work meaningful.” Jeremy Fudge serves as Managing Partner of BAL. He champions the firm’s vision and helps direct the firm’s
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Ruth Clark

Ruth is a Partner in the Houston office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. Ruth focuses her practice on corporate and business immigration matters related to temporary work visas, employment-based immigration, naturalization and consular processing. She represents multinational corporations in a variety of industries, including energy, technology, and engineering, advising on development of corporate immigration
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Shehryar Chaudhry

Shehryar is a Senior Associate in the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. He provides strategic counsel to clients on all aspects of corporate and business immigration, working with Fortune 500 companies as well as with small and medium-sized businesses, startups, and non-profit organizations. His practice focuses on employment-based immigration matters, including
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Ronald Oye

Ron is Senior Counsel in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. His practice includes both nonimmigrant and immigrant business visa issues, as well as advising companies in immigration practice and policy concerns. Ron’s current practice focuses on advising and representing clients in a variety of industries, but with a primary focus on
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Brendan Kinne

Brendan Kinne* is Director of Global Programs in the Houston office of BAL. He provides strategic insight to Partners and Managing Directors for new global program initiatives and enhancements for the management of firm-wide client needs. Brendan leads and contributes to key global business development efforts with RFP responses and presentations, and assists in revenue
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Vernadette Antonio

“I believe in people and their potential.  I believe that diversity of thought, experience and culture enriches and strengthens our world.” Vernadette is a Partner at Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, and oversees the Global Immigration Practice for the Dallas office. She has over eighteen years’ experience in practicing corporate immigration law, and provides expert
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Benjamin Wright

Benjamin Wright* is a Project Manager in the Houston office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. Ben is responsible for the overall management and coordination of large-scale business projects for BAL with a primary focus on information technology, including product development, data analytics, and enterprise security. Ben serves as a primary lead for internal, firm-wide
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Petra Tang

“Born in the States, growing up in Asia and travelling extensively to visit family in Europe and Australia, I am part of the “global village” with a unique international perspective.  It gives me immense joy and fulfillment to merge that perspective with BAL’s values and commitment to unparalleled service to help our clients travel the
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Lynden Melmed

“Our family immigrated to the U.S. when I was a young child, and I grew up watching my parents welcome and help other immigrants settle into the community.  I feel privileged to continue that tradition by advising individuals, companies and policy-makers on such an important topic.” Lynden Melmed is a partner with Berry Appleman &
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Kortney Gibson

“The best part about working in immigration is that you aren’t dealing with a faceless corporation, but instead positively impacting the lives of real people.” Kortney is a Partner in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, serving corporate and individual clients in an array of business and family immigration matters. Additionally, Kortney
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