Soo Young Paik

Soo Young Paik is a Staff Attorney in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, assisting with immigrant and nonimmigrant visa matters. Prior to joining BAL, she worked at a law firm focused on providing fully integrated biopharma business development and licensing services, and interned at the Federal District Court of Claims and
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Erum Afgan Choudhry

Erum Choudhry is an Associate in the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, working on all nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters for the United States. She has experience in PERM, H-1Bs, TNs, L-1A/L-1Bs, Blanket Ls, E2s, E3s, as well as EB-1 multinational manager immigrant visa petitions and adjustment of status applications. Erum
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Tobias Boydstun

Toby Boydstun is an Associate in the Houston office of BAL. He works on all inbound U.S. nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters and has extensive experience with PERM, H-1B, TN, E-3, L-1, O-1, as well as EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 immigrant petitions. Prior to joining BAL, Toby worked for a boutique immigration firm, focusing on
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Maggie Murphy

Maggie Murphy is a Partner in the Austin office of BAL. She specializes in complex, creative business immigration solutions. She has over 20 years of technical experience in immigration law and is an industry leader in PERM, I-9 and E-Verify compliance and Business Visa case types. Maggie is currently serving as Elected Director on the
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Tiffany Derentz

Tiffany serves as Senior Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. Tiffany joined BAL after nearly nine years with the U.S. State Department in the Bureau of Consular Affairs and as a senior adviser to the Chief Legal Adviser for immigration affairs. Prior to joining BAL, Tiffany served as Deputy
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J. Gabriel Castro

Gabriel is an Associate in the Santa Clara office of BAL. As an experienced attorney who has worked in multiple aspects of immigration law, including business, family, and removal defense, Gabriel offers his clients both skilled legal advice and exceptional service. Gabriel focuses his practice on business immigration, specifically in the Sports and Entertainment sectors,
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Audrenia Graham

Audrenia Graham is the Director of Training for Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP and works in the firm’s Dallas office. With more than 20 years of experience, Audrenia is passionate about all facets of helping individuals acquire, retain and apply knowledge and skills. She is well-versed in facilitation, instructional design, customer service, leadership, innovation, and
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Ericka Cruz

Ericka is a Staff Attorney in the New York City office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. Ericka represents multinational companies and organizations in nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters. As a first-generation Ecuadorian- and Guatemalan-American, Ericka has pursued her passion for immigration throughout her legal career. Prior to joining BAL, Ericka worked at a global
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Cristina Silva

Cristina Silva is an Associate Attorney in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden specializing in a wide array of inbound non-immigrant and immigrant employment-based visa matters for the United States. Prior to joining BAL, Cristina worked at boutique immigration law firms representing companies and individuals in all facets of immigration law, including both
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Vicki Sanditen

Vicki is an Associate in the Houston office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, handling nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters. She has broad experience in employment-based visas including H-1Bs, L-1s (individual and blanket), professionals under the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (formerly NAFTA), Treaty and Investor Trader visas, Business visas, as well as PERM labor certifications, I-9
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