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Brian Fu

Associate - los angeles

Experience

Legal Expertise

Brian Fu focuses his practice on immigration matters for extraordinary individuals in motion picture and television, arts, and business. He has experience representing clients in a wide range of industries, including entertainment, tech, healthcare, food and beverage, automotive, fashion, and athletics. Brian has successfully worked with Tech PERM clients in Silicon Valley, L-1 and E-2 executives, and EB-1, O-1, and P-1 entertainment professionals. Furthermore, he has counseled numerous clients in court and at immigration interviews.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully expedited adjudication of nonimmigrant petitions, consultations, and visa process for 10+ talent and production team members with complex travel plans to work on multinational, multi-million dollar production.
  • Handled the preparation of urgent O-1/O-2 petitions and counseled related studios, talent/management agencies, and production teams to secure emergency visas to attend important press and publicity events for major, multi-million dollar network production.
  • Obtained numerous visas for executives, artists, and support personnel to work on high-profile video game projects.
  • Proved eligibility and received approval for young professionals (actors, directors, etc.) to work on entertainment and commercial productions after preparing winning responses to lengthy requests for evidence. 
  • Advised high-level executives and in-house counsel on labor and employment issues for foreign nationals, such as work authorization, I-9 compliances issues, etc.
  • Successfully responded to numerous lengthy RFEs/NOIDs and received approvals for business immigration clients (H-1B, L-1, E-2, etc.).
  • Won Immigration Court cases for reviews of prior denials.
  • Had numerous I-290B motions granted reopening denials.
  • Proved nunc pro tunc and reinstatement cases on behalf of clients.
  • Received favorable outcomes for I-212 and I-601 waivers for inadmissibility findings.
  • Responded successfully to audits for PERM cases.

Honors & Awards

  • "Southern California Rising Stars," Super Lawyers (2022) 
  • Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship Recipient

Other Career Experience

  • Associate Attorney, Law Offices of Sabrina Li, P.C.
  • Law Clerk, Law Offices of Sabrina Li, P.C.
  • Law Clerk, Liu Law, Inc. 
  • Law Clerk, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) 

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Events & Speaking Engagements

Admissions

  • California 
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Melbourne Law School (Australia)
  • Study Abroad, Keio University (Japan)
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
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