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Perrin Ozdemir

Perrin Ozdemir

Senior Associate
(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 two 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 immigrant petitions, including PERM/ I-140/ AOS petitions, as well as EB-1 Outstanding Researcher and Multinational Manager Immigrant Visa petitions.  She assists a broad range of clients, from start up 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, 2005. University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 2009. Managing Editor, Journal of Law and Social Challenges.

Professional Memberships:  State Bar of California; American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) (Northern California and Santa Clara Valley Chapters); Bar Association of San Francisco (Immigration Law and Women in the Profession Sections); ICE Liaison – Santa Clara Valley Chapter, AILA, 2014;  Santa Clara County Bar Association.

Speaking Engagements:

  • 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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