Partner, Pearl Law Group
Addie has been dedicated to the practice of corporate immigration law since 2000. She represents and manages a range of corporate clients, from start-up companies to Fortune 500 technology clients, advising them on all aspects of U.S. business immigration law, including nonimmigrant work visas and applications for permanent residence. She also advises companies on general immigration policies, planning, and I-9 compliance. Before joining Pearl Law Group, Addie managed the immigration practice at a multi-practice firm.
While attending law school, Addie volunteered at The Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center (KGACLC) where she assisted low-income residents obtain immigration advice. Addie continues to be involved in pro bono legal work, assisting both juveniles and domestic violence victims in obtaining proper immigration status and volunteering at local naturalization workshops. Addie co-leads Pearl Law Group’s pro bono program.
In addition to hosting onsite immigration client trainings for employees, managers, and HR professionals, Addie has also published articles and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Recent highlights include:
“Employer Compliance: H-1B Visas and Alternatives for Top Foreign Talent”
“What’s Your Business Traveler IQ?” MOBILITY Magazine
“Business Traveler and Immigration Around the World” 11th Annual Relocation Summit
“Immigration in 2014: Strap on Your Seat Belts” HRWest Magazine
“Global Business Travelers: Strategies for Compliance – 5 Steps to Minimize Risk and Demonstrate Good Faith” MOBILITY Magazine
Connection to Immigration
During law school I participated in a course at the local law center that was designed around providing immigration advice to low-income residents. We law students would interview the clients and work with volunteer attorneys to provide advice, solutions, and additional resources to these individuals and families. The clients were tremendously grateful for our advice, and it became apparent to me how much immigration affected their lives. The first time I was able to tell one of those clients that we would help with her immigration case, she broke down in tears. This was the moment I knew I wanted to devote my life to the practice immigration law.
International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers
J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
B.A., cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles (Psychology and Political Science)
What is a fun fact about you?
Throughout high school I worked at a frozen yogurt shop. I ate so much frozen yogurt in those four years that I can barely stand the sight of it now! However, I still love gummy bears.