B.A., University of California, Berkeley
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Worldwide ERC – Global Mobility Specialist (GMS)
Christy has been passionate about immigration all her life, and has dedicated all of her professional and volunteer efforts to this field. She has been helping foreign nationals since 1997 and practicing business immigration law with prominent law firms since 2001. She has extensive experience partnering with corporate clients, from startup companies to Fortune 500 companies, and with non-profit research and educational institutions. Christy’s client base has also included multinational professional consulting firms, technology companies, artists, outstanding researchers/professors, and other talented individuals.
Christy is certified by Worldwide ERC as a Global Mobility Specialist (GMS®). This training enables her to better understand and identify solutions for the range of global mobility issues facing clients, from relocation resources to cross-cultural considerations.
Her volunteer and internship activities have included participating in the Immigration Law Clinic at U.C. Hastings College of the Law, teaching a naturalization class with Asian Law Alliance, volunteering with the Immigration Clinic at Asian Law Caucus, researching and authoring immigration manuals for the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and clerking with a renowned law firm that litigated many challenging immigrant cases. She served as a contributing author to ILW.com’s The Consular Post Book (Edition 2009-2010) on the subject of visa processing at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.
Christy is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area. She is fluent in Vietnamese.
My family came to the U.S. as political refugees. I remember signing my naturalization certificate when I was 10 years old and attending the oath ceremony. Today, when I take clients to the local USCIS office in San Francisco, I still fondly recall the exciting day I became a naturalized citizen there.
I love hula/Tahitian dancing!
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