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Business Immigration Attorney:  Larry L. Drumm is a Senior Associate in the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. Mr. Drumm handles a variety of business immigration matters, including employment visas for professionals, intracompany transferees, investors, and trainees. Mr. Drumm has an extensive background with respect to all aspects of business immigration law, regulation, and policy. He has federal agency experience, including numerous petitions before the Department of Homeland Security, visa processing with the Department of State, and employer compliance investigations by the Department of Labor (DOL) and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Mr. Drumm has served in various leadership capacities for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), including five years on the executive board of the Northern California Chapter. He has also chaired the Consumer Protection and Authorized Practice of Law Action Committee, and has led liaison efforts with the USCIS San Francisco District Office. Mr. Drumm is serving on the USCIS California Service Center Liaison Committee 2009-2010. Mr. Drumm has participated in providing comments on proposed immigration legislation and rulemaking. Mr. Drumm regularly speaks on a variety of immigration topics involving human resources, legal concerns and recruiting and retention issues, and he has published articles on a variety of business immigration topics. Mr. Drumm is fluent in Mandarin.


Languages spoken: Mandarin

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    18 years



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Berry, Appleman & Leiden LLP

353 Sacramento St Ste 1300
San Francisco, CA, 94111


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AssociateBerry, Appleman & Leiden LLP1998 - Present
ChairNorthern California Chapter at American Immigration Lawyers Association2007 - 2008
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Robert P. Gaffney1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationUSCIS California Service Center Liaison Committee2009 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationConsumer Protection Committee Chair2008 - 2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association (California chapter)Chair2007 - 2008
American Immigration Lawyers Association (California chapter)Executive Committee2004 - 2008
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
American Immigration and Nationality Association (AILA), Immigration and Nationality Law HandbookIt’s Always Darkest before the Dawn, Getting a Grip on L-1 Eligibility, AILA Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association (California chapters)H-1B’s for the Outliers – A Practical Approach to H-1B Experience Based Educational Evaluation Challenges2009
American Immigration and Nationality Association (AILA), Immigration and Nationality Law HandbookManaging Managers in Business Reorganizations, AILA Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of California - BerkeleyRhetoricBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AILA California Chapters ConferenceHot Nonimmigrant Visa Topics "MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE”2009
AILA Annual ConferenceAt the Casino with L-1’s and other Gamblers2009
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationU.S. Customs and Border Protection Update2007
AILA National TeleconferenceKeeping It in the Family: Strategic Use of the L-12007
NCHRA ConferenceGlobal Immigration Issues and Effective Program Management2006
NCHRA Annual ConferenceImmigration Law and Recruiting Update2006