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Former Deputy Attorney General in California, Julie Pearl founded her award-winning firm in 1995, along with Alan Nelson, the former head of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service under Presidents Reagan and Bush Sr. Within three years, she developed ImmigrationTracker®, the immigration management system now used by over 75% of top immigration law firms who buy case management software (according to IndUS Business Journal and American Lawyer Media), as well as many Fortune 1000 companies, hospitals and universities.


Julie won a Cisco Systems Growing with Technology Award (Customer Service Category) and was profiled in the book The Moral Advantage, Getting Ahead in Business by Doing the Right Thing (Stanford University Project on Good Works) for applying the “Golden Rule” to her clients’ needs. She has authored several legal publications, including chapters and articles on U.S. and global immigration topics and corporate compliance. She also contributed to Inside the Minds: Leading Executives on Creating a Leadership Plan, Evaluating Risks, and Managing Cyclical Growth. 


She is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of California, all Federal courts and the United States Court of International Trade. A founding member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL) and former Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Immigration Subcommittee, Julie has spoken on immigration topics to dozens of human resources, legal, accounting, and other business and professional organizations. Julie ranked #2 in the American Bar Association’s Client Counseling Competition (Combined Finals for Australia, Canada, U.K. and U.S.) She has lived in five countries and speaks three languages. 



Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%

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Pearl Law Group

315 Montgomery St. 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94104


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 20 Lawyers in Immigration LawLawdragon2014
Business LawyersInternational Who's Who2014
Most Powerful Employment LawyersHR Executive Magazine2014
Immigration Provider of the Year - Runner UpEMMAs - Expatriate Management & Mobility Awards2014
Corporate Immigration LawyersInternational Who's Who2013
Northern California “Star Individual” rankingChambers USA2013
Fastest Growing Private BusinessesSF Business Times2013
Largest Women-Owned BusinessesSF Business Times2013
Nationwide - ImmigrationChambers USA2013
Immigration: Business - USAChambers Global2013
Nation’s Most Powerful Employment AttorneysHR Executive Magazine2013
Lawyer/Law Firm of the YearLawyer Monthly2013
Pro Bono Service AwardSuperLawyers2013
Woman of the Year - Business ServicesStevie Awards for Women in Business2013
Top 20 Lawyers in Immigration LawLawdragon2013
Immigration Provider of the Year - Highly CommendedEMMAs - Expatriate Management & Mobility Awards2013
Immigration Provider of the Year – AmericasEMMAs - Expatriate Management & Mobility Awards2012
Corporate Immigration LawyersInternational Who's Who2012
Northern California “Star Individual” rankingChambers USA2012
Top 20 Lawyers in Immigration LawLawdragon2012
Nation’s Most Powerful Employment AttorneysHR Executive Magazine2012
Nation’s Most Powerful Employment AttorneysHR Executive Magazine2011
Top 20 Lawyers in Immigration LawLawDragon2011
Northern California “Star Individual” rankingChambers USA2011
Corporate Immigration LawyersInternational Who's Who2011
Top 15 for Immigration LawHR Executive Magazine2010
Corporate Immigration LawyersInternational Who's Who2010
Top 20 Lawyers in Immigration LawLawDragon2010
Top 10 Immigration AttorneysHR Executive Magazine2009
Top 20 Lawyers in Immigration LawLawdragon2009
Corporate Immigration LawyersInternational Who's Who2009
Corporate Immigration LawyersInternational Who's Who2008
Top 20 Lawyers in Immigration LawLawdragon2008
Top 20 Lawyers in Immigration LawLawdragon2007
Corporate Immigration LawyersInternational Who's Who2007
America's Leading Business LawyersN/A2006
Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in AmericaN/A2006
Top 20 Lawyers in Immigration LawLawdragon2006
Corporate Immigration LawyersInternational Who's Who2006
Top 20 Lawyers in Immigration LawLawdragon2005
Corporate Immigration LawyersInternational Who's Who2005
Technology AwardCisco Systems Growing2004
Who's Who of American WomenN/AN/A
Who's Who in American LawN/AN/A
100 Women of Influence in Silicon ValleySilicon Valley/San Jose Business JournalN/A
Who’s Who of Business Immigration LawyersN/AN/A
New StarsN/AN/A
New WorldsN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Co-founderPearl Travel Tech2014 - Present
Co-FounderTracker Corp2001 - Present
CEO/Managing AttorneyPearl Law Group1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alliance of Business Immigration LawyersFounding MemberN/A
Watermark for WomenN/AN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Worldwide ERCN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Business Lessons from the EdgeCited in Chapter 10 and 172009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Harvard UniversityN/AM.P.A.N/A
Stanford UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LegalTech® West CoastCan Tech (Save) Fuel Small Firms?2014