Teodora D. Purcell is a Senior Associate at Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen and Loewy, LLP, a leading global immigration law firm, where she counsels clients on global mobility and business immigration issues. She represents companies in a broad array of industries with a focus on the life sciences, biotechnology and IT sectors. Teodora advises corporate and individual clients on immigration compliance, immigration consequences of mergers and acquisitions, devises strategies for bringing and retaining foreign talent to the U.S. She also represents individuals in various family immigration and citizenship matters.
Teodora has extensive experience and expertise in all facets of immigration law, including US and global immigration, consular practice, administrative and federal appeals, removal defense, asylum, and humanitarian forms of immigration relief. She has worked in Fragomen’s offices in London, UK and Frankfurt, Germany where she focused on foreign consular practice.
Teodora obtained her LLM in Comparative Law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and her JD and LLM degrees in International Law and Bulgarian Law from the Sofia University in Bulgaria where she is also licensed to practice law. Teodora is dedicated to pro bono work and is a recipient of the KPBS/ Union Bank Local Hero Award (2016), the Casa Cornelia Distinguished Lawyer of the Year “La Mancha” 2015 Award, the Wiley Bar Pro Bono Award of the State Bar of California (2002, 2014, 2015 and 2016) and the AILA San Diego Chapter Pro Bono Award (2016). In recognition of her in depth immigration knowledge and her community involvement and leadership, Teodora is a recipient of many professional accolades, among which Super Lawyers List Immigration Law (2016 and 2015), the San Diego Daily Transcript’s Top Attorney List in Immigration Law (2014 and 2015). Teodora is a faculty member of the UCSD ABA approved paralegal program where she teaches Immigration Law and is a frequently invited speaker on US and global immigration topics.
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