San Francisco Business Immigration Lawyer Don L. Pangilinan consults with clients to prepare and file nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions for employees of national and multinational corporations. He also advises corporations with regard to laws governing the employment of foreign nationals in the U.S., including such issues as mergers and acquisitions, hiring, reductions in force, and document compliance for Labor Condition Applications and Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification. As a business immigration lawyer, he represents clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and United States Customs and Border Protection, as well as the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Labor.
Mr. Pangilinan began his business immigration law career in 1991 at Philip Levin & Associates as a law clerk. He then attended law school and became a Certified Law Clerk in the San Francisco District Attorney's office where he actively prosecuted criminal defendants, including arguing law and motion, in open court.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Pangilinan developed his business immigration law specialization working for a high-tech company in the San Francisco Bay Area where he spent five (5) years as the company's in-house Immigration Counsel. In this capacity, he partnered with the company's management to hire and retain nonimmigrant and immigrant talent, developed immigration processes and procedures, and corporate compliance policies. From this experience, he developed a unique insight into the specific needs of the corporate environment.
In third quarter 2005, Mr. Pangilinan became in-house counsel to a financial services company headquartered in San Francisco. While there, part of his responsibilities included advising the Human Resources department in immigration law and employment law issues as well as other transactional matters. In March 2007, Mr. Pangilinan rejoined Philip Levin & Associates.
- California, 2001
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
- U.S. District Court Northern District of California
- John F. Kennedy University School of Law, Pleasant Hill, California, J.D., 2001.
- Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California, B.A., 1996
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
- San Francisco Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Filipino Bar Association of Northern California