Admitted in California
2012, Joined SWLG
1999, Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D.
1993, Columbia University, M.A. in Political Science
1992, University of Notre Dame, B.A. in Government and International Studies, with High Honors
Phi Beta Kappa
Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Younger Scholars Award
Conversational in Mandarin, Elementary in Spanish and French
Jenny was a “band geek” and played the flute in middle school and high school. She also won her high school’s “Best short Story” award in the 9th grade.
Jenny is an attorney based in the Silicon Valley office. She manages an active caseload for a wide variety of immigration matters, including non-immigrant employment based visas (H-1B, L, E, TN), B-1 business visitor visas, PERM applications (labor certification), I-140 immigrant visa petitions, permanent residency applications, and naturalization. She especially enjoys assisting technology start-ups and other companies with their first visa case and helping them through the process. She advises companies regarding their immigration policies, provides training on immigration basics to HR personnel, and guides them on current business immigration law. Jenny also helps supervise the team of paralegals.
Prior to joining SWLG, Jenny was a law clerk and then an attorney at a boutique immigration law firm in San Jose, California. She also worked at an attorney with one of the major immigration law firms in the country. In addition to immigration, Jenny has recruiting and HR-related experience after her time with a localization company in the Bay Area. While in law school, Jenny was a co-tutor in Contracts for the Academic Success Program at Santa Clara University School of Law. She participated in a summer study abroad program in Singapore, during which time she took courses at the National University of Singapore and interned with a local law firm.
Interest in Immigration:
Jenny was born in Taiwan and spent many years in Manila, Philippines where she attended an international school and gained a deep appreciation for the many cultures and languages represented among the diverse student body. Her exposure to the international community abroad and in the U.S. sparked her interest in the challenges faced by immigrants. Her interest in immigration law sparked after she took an immigration law class at Santa Clara, and she has been passionate about immigration ever since. As an immigrant and naturalized citizen, herself, she is dedicated to helping others achieve their dream of being able to live and work in the U.S.
Telephone: (408) 329-9184 ext. 130