Our Team

Paul W. Chen

Partner

Mr. Chen represents start-ups, entrepreneurs, investors, early stage tech companies and publicly traded companies in immigration visa and employment compliance matters. He advises on I-9 matters, worksite placement, and immigration enforcement issues, and represents companies’ and their foreign nationals during large M&A transactions.

Related to investor-related visas, Mr. Chen advises and represents designated Regional Centers and individual investors before USCIS and the US Department of State. He is well-versed in all immigration visas, including H-1B, L Blanket, L1A, L1B, E1, E2, E3, TN, O1, EB1 (Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher/Professors, Multinational Managers and Executives), EB2 Labor Certification and National Interest Waivers, EB3 Labor Certification (including skilled workers), EB4 Special Immigrants, and EB5 investors in Regional Center Targeted Employment or non-TEA projects. (Prior to October 2019, he served as Senior Attorney).

Mr. Chen drives the firms operations and technology initiatives, and truly understands that clients and immigration technologies must eventually merge completely to provide a premium client experience.

Mr. Chen is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association, BAMM, and SCRC. He is also a board member of Humankindnow.org and the San Diego Chinese Attorneys Association.

Mr. Chen received his Juris Doctorate from University of San Diego School of Law (2010) and his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley (2002).

When Mr. Chen is not working with a client, he is spending time with his family, taking his two energetic boys on ice cream runs, finding new local coffee shops, and playing basketball.

Fun Facts:

  • Favorite Legal Movies: The Lincoln Lawyer, My Cousin Vinny, and The Rainmaker
  • Favorite TV Shows: Mad Men and Monk
  • Favorite Food: Birria, Ramen, and Thai Food