Dina J. Sakita, Senior Counsel Manhattan Towers | 1230 Rosecrans Avenue | Suite 300 | Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 D: (415) 350-7552 | F: (424) 456-3001 | e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA 1999, Juris Doctor University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA 1996, B.A. Political Science-International Relations
2015 – Present: Madison Piper PC, Manhattan Beach, CA, Senior Counsel 2006 – 2014: Rose Carson Kaplan Choi & White LLP, Palo Alto, CA, Partner 2001 – 2005: Rose Rix & Bennett LLP, Half Moon Bay, CA, Partner & Associate Attorney 2000 – 2001: Won-Chung & Baker, San Jose, CA, Associate Attorney 2000: Ernst & Young LP, San Francisco, CA & Walnut Creek, CA, Tax Associate, Personal Financial Counseling Group
Ms. Dina J. Sakita has been devoted to the practice of corporate immigration law for over 20 years, where she has managed complex and voluminous immigration matters for some of the Silicon Valley’s leading technology giants. She has extensive experience working with government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of State, and other agencies. Ms. Sakita has expertise with Alien Labor Certifications, Nonimmigrant Work Visas, Immigrant Visas, U.S. Permanent Residency, and U.S. Citizenship/Naturalization, as well as extensive expertise with corporate compliance and strategic planning in all aspects of business immigration law including corporate restructuring and audit compliance. Ms. Sakita began her legal career as a Tax Associate with Ernst & Young LP’s Personal Financial Counseling Group, where she engaged in complex tax consulting exclusively to high net worth individuals.
Ms. Sakita previously served on the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Immigration Court Pro Bono Panel, where she assisted unrepresented Respondents’ during their Master Calendar Hearings. She is currently a Pro Bono Volunteer Attorney with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), where she represents unaccompanied minors seeking SIJS (Special Immigrant Juvenile Status) and asylum status. She has served as a Volunteer attorney for a variety of matters, including victims of domestic violence and other crimes, as well as DACA recipients. Ms. Sakita is a regular speaker at local colleges and universities, where she lectures on post-completion immigration options for F-1 students.
Ms. Sakita is a Member of the California State Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA), the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Section, and the American Bar Association.
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