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Immigration Specialist

Location:
San Francisco, CA
Posted:
April 20, 2016

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AYNA MEREDOVA

**** ******* ******, ***. **** • SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103

PHONE 404-***-**** •E-MAIL acufrg@r.postjobfree.com

Objective

Obtain a position within the legal sphere allowing me to utilize my extensive knowledge and experience working in various legal positions with increasing responsibility.

Professional Experience

12/2015 – Present Berry Appleman & Leiden San Francisco, CA

Senior Immigration Paralegal

Manage and execute various business immigration cases including non-immigrant and immigrant cases. Managed a large caseload of H-1B CAP cases. Currently managing a large caseload of extraordinary ability and outstanding researcher petitions amongst other nonimmigrant and immigrant visa cases including PERM, I-140. H-1B, TN, and J-1 Waivers.

06/2015 – 12/2015 Seyfarth Shaw Law, LLP Atlanta, GA

Business Immigration Specialist

Manage and execute various business immigration cases including non-immigrant and immigrant cases. Act as account manager for large national and international clients, handling all aspects of their immigration needs, from initial analysis and determination of immigration options to assigning work and processing cases from start to finish within various business immigration fields.

08/2012 - 06/2015 Weinstock Immigration Lawyers Atlanta, GA

Business Immigration Paralegal

Joined the team initially to manage all DACA cases and assist with the firm's business immigration cases. Became fully trained in handling PERM cases from start to finish, and was the firm's sole paralegal with such expertise, handling both regular PERMs as well as PERMs for university professors and researchers. Managed the entire caseload of a major software consulting corporate client, including a high volume of PERM cases, I-140 petitions, H-1Bs and RFE responses. Successfully prepared and filed all types of immigration applications and petitions, including employment-based (PERM, I-140, EB-1, L-1, O, H-1B, and E-2 for all of Europe, including initial company registration), family-based (I-130, I-129F, consular processing, I-824 following-to-join, I485, I-751), and other miscellaneous cases such as refugee and asylum, SIV for Interpreters, Naturalization and Citizenship, and passport applications.

07/2010 – 08/2012 The Kapoor Law Group Atlanta, GA

Immigration Paralegal

Worked on various immigration matters from start to end – from signing clients on, to researching and preparing all immigration related documents, filing and follow-up with the Immigration Services, responding to requests for further evidence.

Gained vast and dynamic experience in all aspects and fields of immigration law, including, but not limited to, marriage and family based cases, temporary and permanent employment based cases, and removal and deportation cases.

Gained experience handling a high and diverse volume of cases and clients. Corresponded with attorneys and clients to ensure a smooth-sailing and efficient experience for all.

08/2009 – 07/2010 Adorno & Yoss, LLC Atlanta, GA

Legal Assistant

Assisted attorneys and paralegals in the preparation and filing of various immigration-

related applications and petitions.

Assisted attorney with file maintenance, various office tasks, billing maintenance and numerous written tasks. Attended to telephone and e-mail communication with clients and government agencies to resolve matters promptly and efficiently.

10/2005 – 05/2006 Valdosta State University Valdosta, GA

Student Assistant to Political Science Department Head

Assisted in creating, editing, and publishing the semi-annual Czech and Slovak History Newsletter. Assisted the Senior Secretary with various office errands which included research, telephone services, computer applications, filing, organizing, typing and assisting students.

05/2004 – 10/2004 Valdosta State University Valdosta, GA

Student Assistant for the Study Abroad Advisor

Assisted the Study Abroad Advisor with recruiting Study Abroad students, preparing

their trips, and compiling and organizing information. Assisted the Senior Secretary with various office errands including computer and phone related tasks. Assisted international students with immigration laws, university policies and other academic and legal issues.

Education

2004 – 2006 Valdosta State University Valdosta, GA

Political Science Major, French Minor

Majored in Political Science and minored in French until May 2006.

2001-2002 School # 27 Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Turkmen High School Diploma

Acquired a High School Diploma in the education system of Turkmenistan.

Awarded a certificate as translator/interpreter upon completion of high school.

2000-2001 Ridley High School Folsom, PA

American High School Diploma

Acquired an American High School diploma through participation in the Freedom

Support Act Future Leaders Exchange Program (FSA Flex).

Languages

English, Russian, Turkish, Turkmen: Fluent, German, French: Fair, Spanish, Farsi:

Elementary



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