Nancy Mao is a Northern California attorney who has practiced immigration and nationality law for well over a decade.  Nancy handles a variety of family-based immigration cases, as well as business immigration matters, including permanent residence cases and nonimmigrant visa petitions for H-1B specialty occupations, L-1 intracompany transferees, trainees, and individuals of extraordinary ability.
Prior to starting her own law practice, Nancy served as an associate attorney with one of the nation’s leading corporate immigration law firms in San Francisco handling employment-based immigration matters, mostly for mid-size and large corporations. Nancy's previous experience also includes an attorney position with Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy (the world’s largest global immigration law firm) as well as at a boutique Sacramento law firm where she co-managed their diverse caseload of immigration matters for corporations, universities, non-profits, government entities, and individual clients.

She is a member of the California State Bar and has been an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since 1998. A contributing author to a number of AILA publications, she is published in the Visa Processing Guide & Consular Posts Handbook (2005-2006 Edition) and the Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook (2002-2003 Edition).

Nancy received her bachelor's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1991, and her law degree from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific 1996. Prior to receiving her JD, she studied coursework in law during two summers abroad, first at Oxford University's Worcester College, and then at the National University of Singapore. Nancy is fluent in Taiwanese and conversant in Mandarin Chinese.

Nancy’s professional memberships and associations include: California State Bar; United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; United States District Court, Eastern District of California and Northern District of California; American Bar Association; American Immigration Lawyers Association; Sacramento Chinese Golf Club; Northern California Golf Association

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