Amanda has been practicing employment-based U.S. immigration law since 2005. Based in the San Diego, California office, Amanda represents clients across the country that include a diverse range of industries—from telecommunications and information technology to life-sciences, pharmaceutical, engineering, semiconductor, as well as healthcare. In addition to corporate client management, Amanda represents individual clients on family-based immigration matters and naturalization.
Amanda provides comprehensive legal representation to corporate clients and their foreign national employees on all aspects of employment based immigration. This includes temporary visa categories, with a focus on H-1B, TN, E-1, E-2, L-1, 0, H-3, and B classifications, as well as permanent residency options to include labor certification, multinational executive/manager classification, extraordinary ability filings, outstanding researchers, and national interest waivers. She also counsels corporate clients on various compliance issues, including I-9, E-Verify, and Public Access File regulatory requirements. She conducts mock audits of corporate records to assist in client compliance, as well as guides clients in establishing internal policies to aid in regulatory compliance. Moreover, Amanda routinely counsels corporate clients on the impact of and compliance steps needed in response to corporate mergers, acquisitions and reductions in force.