Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP establishes Center of Excellence to fuel dynamic growth in global immigration practice
21 Mar, 2018
RICHARDSON, Texas – March 21, 2018 – Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL), a global law firm that meets the immigration challenges of corporate clients around the world, has moved its two Dallas and Richardson offices to an expanded location at 2400 N. Glenville in Richardson, Texas. This new office, located on three floors, will become a Center of Excellence for BAL’s future growth plans.
“Establishing a COE in Richardson is an integral part of BAL’s dynamic, exciting growth strategy,” said BAL’s firm wide Managing Partner Jeremy Fudge. “By combining our North Texas offices and expanding our operations presence here, we are establishing one strong, centrally located hub that gives our professionals the ability to continue supporting the business operations of leading companies around the globe for years to come, while delivering a high level of service.”
The office now houses about 225 BAL attorneys, paralegals and staff and is the firm’s largest worldwide. The COE is anticipated to reach 320 on-site employees within a year.
Kortney Gibson serves as managing partner of the new location. “In many ways, Richardson is optimal for BAL’s North Texas office and COE,” said Gibson. “The city has a longstanding high-tech and international business focus, and many of our clients are multinational industry leaders in the tech sector or innovative adopters of technology. We consider ourselves a progressive, tech-savvy firm that operates differently from traditional law firms, and we designed our new office with a fresh, thematic focus on our mission and clients to appeal to the talented next generation of professionals. Richardson’s proximity to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport with its significant global connectivity, and this well-situated facility’s recent renovation, were also important factors in our decision.”
BAL has locations in key international markets including: Dubai, Geneva, Johannesburg, London, Maputo (Mozambique), Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney, and in major U.S. financial and commercial centers Dallas/Richardson, Austin, Boston, Houston, McLean (Virginia), San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
BAL offers a data-driven, globally seamless approach to its work, to maximize its practice and deliver greater efficiencies, resulting in a better client experience. Among the firm’s key points of differentiation are technology and development, artificial intelligence, automation and machine learning, and a consistent focus on cybersecurity knowledge and best practices. The firm also offers a robust knowledge management team; an unrelenting commitment to customer service; a delivery model and internal structure uncommon in the industry; and strong consultative and strategic advisory services at a programmatic level.