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Perrin Ozdemir

Perrin Ozdemir

(415) 395-9331 ext. 324

From Perrin's interview for the Masters of Immigration Law series on

For Ms. Ozdemir, the practice of immigration law is like a mosaic made up of all her passions in life: family (she is the daughter of an immigrant), travel and all things international, meaningful people-centric work and solving puzzles. She and her husband, both attorneys and Bay Area natives, live in Silicon Valley with their three young children.

Ms. Ozdemir has experience working with corporations, not-for-profit organizations and universities to attain H, L, O, TN and E-3 nonimmigrant visas for foreign-national employees and their dependents. She also handles all stages of the Green Card process, including PERMs, I-140s (EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3), and Adjustment of Status petitions. And she strategizes on and manages simple and complex RFE responses. At a macro level, she also guides clients through rapid expansions and economic downturns, provides strategic advice on the immigration consequences of corporate restructurings and mergers, and counsels clients on developing scalable immigration policies. She assists a broad range of clients, from start-ups to large multinational corporations in industries as diverse as high-tech, advertising, insurance, engineering and financial services. Previously a litigator with an emphasis on employment law, Ms. Ozdemir now parlays her skills with story-crafting, legal and factual analysis and advocacy into immigration successes for clients.

Education: UC Davis, B.A., Psychology & French. University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D. Managing Editor, Journal of Law and Social Challenges.

Professional Memberships: California Bar Member; American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); Bar Association of San Francisco; CBP San Francisco Liaison on behalf of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Northern CA Chapter.  

Speaking Engagements:

  • 2023: "Fiscal Year 2024 H-1B Registration & Lottery," February WSM Webinar, "Nonimmigrant Visa Options," April WSM Webinar; "Business Immigration Updates Fall 2023," September WSM Webinar. 
  • 2022: "Fiscal Year 2023 H-1B Registration & Lottery," January WSM Webinar.
  • 2021: "Updates on International Travel & Consular Appointments (for Employers)," October WSM Webinar; "F-1 STEM OPT Employer Obligations," June WSM Webinar; "Fiscal Year 2022 H-1B Registration & Lottery," February WSM Webinar.
  • 2020: "What You Should Know About STEM OPT," July WSM Webinar.
  • 2019: "L-1 Visas," September WSM Webinar; "F-1 STEM OPT Employer Obligations," August WSM Webinar; "Travel and Visa Requirements," May WSM Webinar.
  • 2018: "International Travel Considerations for Your Foreign National Employee," July WSM Webinar; "U.S. Nonimmigrant Visa Options Beyond the H-1B," May WSM Webinar; "L-1 Visa," February WSM Webinar.
  • 2017: "L-1 Visa," May WSM Webinar.

Languages: French. Conversational Spanish. 

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