Master of Journalism, Northwestern University J.D. University of Memphis Law School
Brenda is Senior Attorney & Practice Group Leader in matters involving extraordinary ability, outstanding professors and researchers, exceptional ability, and national interest waivers. Before serving the firm in this capacity, Brenda was an associate in the firm, helping numerous companies and employees obtain temporary and permanent employment-based visas, and later served in an of-counsel capacity in her areas of expertise. She has developed a reputation for successfully handling difficult and complex cases in the “extraordinary,” “outstanding,” “exceptional,” and “national interest” areas.
Brenda received multiple academic excellence awards when she earned her J.D. from the University of Memphis Law School. She is a member of the Tennessee Bar, the American Bar Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She is a longtime AILA mentor, advising member attorneys on handling complex cases in the “extraordinary,” “outstanding,” “exceptional,” and “national interest” areas. She has served as a member of the governing boards of the Northern California Chapter of AILA and the National Coalition of Legal Professionals. Brenda is also a former committee member of the American Immigration Council’s Community Education Center.
Prior to her career as a lawyer, Brenda was an award-winning journalist. After receiving her graduate Journalism degree from Northwestern, she worked as a television news reporter, taught broadcast journalism at her alma mater, and served on the Board of Directors of KQED, one of the largest affiliates of the national Public Broadcasting Service.