San Francisco, CA — Berry Appleman & Leiden, one of the world’s leading corporate immigration law firms, today announced that Paul Rynerson and Jessica Mullins-Ta are being promoted to Partner.

“Paul and Jessica are two outstanding lawyers doing great work for their clients,” said BAL Managing Partner, Jeremy Fudge. “Paul excels at offering strategic immigration advice to his clients and Jessica thrives in consulting with clients to create solutions to their workforce needs. We look forward to both attorneys continuing their great work as Partners.”

Paul Rynerson previously served as a Senior Associate in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. His practice focuses on employment-based immigration matters, including immigrant visa matters covering all aspects of the permanent residency process, nonimmigrant visa matters, I-9 and other compliance issues. Rynerson is an expert in managing PERM programs for large technology clients of the firm and also has experience in the finance, energy, non-profit, and manufacturing industries.

Throughout his career, Rynerson has been a leader in the corporate immigration field, particularly in the area of PERM labor certification, and is a frequent speaker on the subject, including most recently:
  • 2016 AILA National Conference: Laying a Solid Foundation for a Successful PERM Case
  • 2016 AILA National webinar: Advanced PERM: Successful Reconsiderations and Appeals
A graduate of Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, Rynerson is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He lives in the Dallas area.

Jessica Mullins-Ta previously served as a Senior Associate in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, handling a wide array of cases for corporate clients. She serves clients in obtaining nonimmigrant visas, both in the US and abroad, and represents employers of all sizes with labor certification cases. Mullins-Ta also represents clients obtaining permanent residence as International Managers, Outstanding Ability, Researchers, and National Interest Waivers. Her experience includes working with a wide array of corporate clients, including public and private universities, publicly traded international companies, religious organizations, and privately owned companies.

Throughout her career, Mullins-Ta has been a sought-after speaker on corporate immigration, including most recently:

  • AILA Fall 2015 Texas Chapter Conference: How to Hit a Home Run with your NIVs: Corporate Changes, Waivers, Dual intent, L1B Guidelines, B-1s/ESTA
  • AILA Spring 2016 Texas Chapter Conference: The New Horizon: Important Changes to Programs We Know
A graduate of Baylor University School of Law, Mullins-Ta is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She lives in the Dallas area.

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