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Attend Beyond the F-1: Pursuing Work Visas & Permanent Residence After Graduation
, a free guest lecture by San Francisco-based immigration lawyer Gali Schaham Gordon
, Jan. 25 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room 2313 at Foothill College. Admission is free. Complimentary refreshments.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn more about work opportunities, immigration regulations and permanent residence options after graduation for international students in F-1 status. Gordon's presentation will emphasize immigration options for people interested in starting and operating a small business in the U.S.
Gordon personally guides her clients through the nuances and complexities of immigration law. She counsels employers as well as professionals, entrepreneurs, students, scientists, artists and families. She is a regularly invited speaker on immigration issues both nationally and locally, and in 2009 was named a 'Rising Star' by Super Lawyers magazine, an honor awarded to the top 2.5 percent of immigration lawyers in Northern California under age 40.
She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned a law degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She spent the first several years of her career at the law firms of Morrison and Foerster, LLP, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC, where she represented venture-financed start-up companies, venture capital funds, and Fortune 500 companies, as well as refugees and asylees pro bono. An immigrant herself, she has lived and traveled abroad extensively, and enjoys working with people of different cultures. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, Japanese and French.