Council Resources for
AILA San Diego, Southern California, Nothern California, Santa Clara Chapter:
Your San Diego Council Ambassador: Diana Vellos Coker
Larrabee Albi Coker LLP
About Diana: Diana Vellos Coker is a Partner at Larrabee Albi Coker LLP. Her practice focuses on corporate immigration matters for high-tech, pharmaceutical/biotech and health care industries including implementing immigration policies and procedures.
Improving our immigration system is of critical importance for Diana. As a daughter of an immigrant, she has seen first-hand the real-life impact our immigration laws have on families and our community. She frequently speaks with members of Congress and their staff regarding immigration issues and has served on a grassroots taskforce to advocate for positive change.
Diana was awarded a Juris Doctor degree from The Washington College of Law at American University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Macalester College. Diana serves on the Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana’s Board of Directors and the Kyoto Symposium Organization Advisory Board. She is also the Vice-Chair for the San Diego chapter of AILA.
Your Northern California Council Ambassador: David Palmer
David is an associate whose immigration law experience includes a wide range of employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant representation. He has particular expertise in LCA-based nonimmigrant cases (H-1Bs, H-1B1s, E-3s) and in the challenges of securing H-1B petition approvals for early-stage startup businesses.
David is a member of the State Bar of California, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and the American Immigration Council. He has served on the Advisory Council of AILA’s Northern California chapter, both as New Member Division Co-Coordinator and as Pro Bono Co-Coordinator.
Your Santa Clara Council Ambassador: Sweta Khandelwal
About Sweta: COMING SOON!
Your Southern California Council Ambassador: John Manley
John M. Manley - Immigration Attorney
About John: John Manley practices immigration law in the Los Angeles area. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association(“AILA”), and serves as a Media Liaison for the Southern California Chapter. He is also an Ambassador to the American Immigration Council in Los Angeles. John Manley is a member of the Executive Committee of the Immigration Law Section at the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He is a Past Chair of the Immigration Law Section. John Manley also serves on AILA National’s Liaison Committee to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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