Alejandra G. Zapatero

Managing Director / Attorney, Client Relations

415.851.8594

alejandra@eiglaw.com

Alejandra Zapatero is a Managing Director with Erickson Immigration Group. Alejandra has been practicing immigration law for 10+ years in Virginia, Washington D.C., and California. Her practice focuses on corporate immigration, working with large, medium, small, and startup companies in filing employment-based petitions for foreign workers seeking temporary and permanent employment in the U.S. Her experience includes immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions. Alejandra advises employers from startups to Fortune 500 companies on establishing and refining immigration programs, including strategies for hiring, compliance, and complex immigration matters resulting from corporate restructuring, including mergers, acquisitions, and reductions-in-force. 

She has counseled clients on workforce compliance, including I-9 issues and public access file audits. Alejandra is proficient in preparing and filing nonimmigrant visas such as E-3, H-1B, H-1B1, L-1, O-1, and TN. She is also adept in immigrant visa processes, including preparing and filing PERM, I-140 petitions, and I-485 Adjustment of Status applications. She is also well-versed in family immigration law and has represented individuals seeking family-based green cards, deferred action of childhood arrival (DACA) work authorization, and naturalization applications. 

Alejandra is a frequent speaker on immigration issues and has presented at various conferences and events, including SHRM, Worldwide ERC, Bay Area Mobility Management, British American Business Council, sf.citi, Global HR Business News, and the Council for Global Immigration. 

Education:

University of Richmond, Juris Doctor
College of William & Mary, Bachelor’s Degree

Languages:

English, Spanish

Admitted to:

Virginia State Bar

Speaking Engagements:

“Brits and Aussies in the Bay – Immigration, International Tax, UK Pensions/Superannuation and More” (British American Business Council, Virtual, April 28, 2021)

“One Year Later, What Does ‘Normal’ Look Like for the Workplace and Remote Employment?” (Society for Human Resources Management Workforce Policy Conference, Virtual, April 20, 2021)

“Going Forward to a New Normal – Future of Workplace and Remote Employment” (Bay Area Mobility Management Annual Conference, Virtual, April 1, 2021) 

“2021 Immigration Outlook” (Aires Webinar Event, Virtual, March 10, 2021) 

The Immigration Nerds talk about the FY21 H-1B Lottery and Options” (Erickson Immigration Group – Immigration Nerds Podcast, Virtual, May 29, 2020) 

“Spring Client Symposium” (Erickson Immigration Group, Virtual, February 24, 2020) 

“Immigration in the Biden Era” (Global TV Talkshow, Virtual, November 25, 2020) 

“Future of Workplace and Remote Employment” (Worldwide ERC Global Workforce Symposium, Virtual, November 19, 2020)  

“The H-1B RFEs: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?” (Society for Human Resources Management Global Mobility and Immigration Symposium, Virtual, November 18, 2020) 

“Immigration in the Trump Era” (Worldwide ERC Global Workforce Symposium, Boston, MA, October 17, 2019) 

Immigration Nerds Talk about 2020 Cap Season” (Erickson Immigration Group – Immigration Nerds Podcast, Virtual, March 29, 2019) 

“Tech Community Response to Recent Executive Orders” (sf.citi One City Standing Together, One City Forum Event, San Francisco, CA, March 9, 2017) 

“Immigration Compliance Enforcement” (Global Business News, Continuing Professional Education, San Jose, CA, May 25, 2017)  

“International Business Travel in an Age of Uncertainty” (Duty of Care Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 14, 2017) 

“International Relocation 101 – Immigration” (Aires Event at Netflix HQ, Los Gatos, CA, June 21, 2017)

“An Uncertain Future: Dreamers, Tech, and a Changing Immigration Landscape” (FWD.US, sf.citi, Microsoft, ACLU of Northern California, Harvard Alumni for Education, San Francisco, CA, November 28, 2017) 

“The H-1B and L-1 Site Visit” (Council for Global Immigration Symposium, Washington, D.C., June 21, 2016) 

“Express Learning Labs – Rapid Fire Discussion on What’s Trending with Industry Service Segments” (Worldwide ERC Americas Mobility Conference, Houston, TX, May 18, 2016) 

“DACA Program” (Prince William Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Business Council, Woodbridge, VA, June 2012) 

“DACA Program” (Panorama Latino Television Program, Woodbridge, VA, May 2012) 

Honors and Awards:

The Global Mobility Top 100 Most Admired Service Providers of 2021, The View from the Top

William & Mary Presidential Scholarship

Articles and Publications:

Tech Sector to Benefit from New STEM Worker Rule, The Recorder, April 13, 2016

Community Involvement:

Bay Area Mobility Management, Board of Directors
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
National Association of Women Lawyers, Member
British American Business Council, Member
Worldwide ERC, Member
Society for Human Resources Management, Member
Hispanic Bar Association, Member

Outside the Office:

Alejandra is a first-generation Peruvian American. She values spending time with her family and friends as well as traveling the world and meeting new people.

Alejandra Zapatero is a Managing Director with Erickson Immigration Group. Alejandra has been practicing immigration law for 10+ years in Virginia, Washington D.C., and California. Her practice focuses on corporate immigration, working with large, medium, small, and startup companies in filing employment-based petitions for foreign workers seeking temporary and permanent employment in the U.S. Her experience includes immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions. Alejandra advises employers from startups to Fortune 500 companies on establishing and refining immigration programs, including strategies for hiring, compliance, and complex immigration matters resulting from corporate restructuring, including mergers, acquisitions, and reductions-in-force. 

She has counseled clients on workforce compliance, including I-9 issues and public access file audits. Alejandra is proficient in preparing and filing nonimmigrant visas such as E-3, H-1B, H-1B1, L-1, O-1, and TN. She is also adept in immigrant visa processes, including preparing and filing PERM, I-140 petitions, and I-485 Adjustment of Status applications. She is also well-versed in family immigration law and has represented individuals seeking family-based green cards, deferred action of childhood arrival (DACA) work authorization, and naturalization applications. 

Alejandra is a frequent speaker on immigration issues and has presented at various conferences and events, including SHRM, Worldwide ERC, Bay Area Mobility Management, British American Business Council, sf.citi, Global HR Business News, and the Council for Global Immigration. 

Alejandra G. Zapatero

Managing Director / Attorney, Client Relations

415.851.8594

alejandra@eiglaw.com

Education:

University of Richmond, Juris Doctor
College of William & Mary, Bachelor’s Degree

Languages:

English, Spanish

Admitted to:

Virginia State Bar

Speaking Engagements:

“Brits and Aussies in the Bay – Immigration, International Tax, UK Pensions/Superannuation and More” (British American Business Council, Virtual, April 28, 2021)

“One Year Later, What Does ‘Normal’ Look Like for the Workplace and Remote Employment?” (Society for Human Resources Management Workforce Policy Conference, Virtual, April 20, 2021)

“Going Forward to a New Normal – Future of Workplace and Remote Employment” (Bay Area Mobility Management Annual Conference, Virtual, April 1, 2021) 

“2021 Immigration Outlook” (Aires Webinar Event, Virtual, March 10, 2021) 

The Immigration Nerds talk about the FY21 H-1B Lottery and Options” (Erickson Immigration Group – Immigration Nerds Podcast, Virtual, May 29, 2020) 

“Spring Client Symposium” (Erickson Immigration Group, Virtual, February 24, 2020) 

“Immigration in the Biden Era” (Global TV Talkshow, Virtual, November 25, 2020) 

“Future of Workplace and Remote Employment” (Worldwide ERC Global Workforce Symposium, Virtual, November 19, 2020)  

“The H-1B RFEs: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?” (Society for Human Resources Management Global Mobility and Immigration Symposium, Virtual, November 18, 2020) 

“Immigration in the Trump Era” (Worldwide ERC Global Workforce Symposium, Boston, MA, October 17, 2019) 

Immigration Nerds Talk about 2020 Cap Season” (Erickson Immigration Group – Immigration Nerds Podcast, Virtual, March 29, 2019) 

“Tech Community Response to Recent Executive Orders” (sf.citi One City Standing Together, One City Forum Event, San Francisco, CA, March 9, 2017) 

“Immigration Compliance Enforcement” (Global Business News, Continuing Professional Education, San Jose, CA, May 25, 2017)  

“International Business Travel in an Age of Uncertainty” (Duty of Care Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 14, 2017) 

“International Relocation 101 – Immigration” (Aires Event at Netflix HQ, Los Gatos, CA, June 21, 2017)

“An Uncertain Future: Dreamers, Tech, and a Changing Immigration Landscape” (FWD.US, sf.citi, Microsoft, ACLU of Northern California, Harvard Alumni for Education, San Francisco, CA, November 28, 2017) 

“The H-1B and L-1 Site Visit” (Council for Global Immigration Symposium, Washington, D.C., June 21, 2016) 

“Express Learning Labs – Rapid Fire Discussion on What’s Trending with Industry Service Segments” (Worldwide ERC Americas Mobility Conference, Houston, TX, May 18, 2016) 

“DACA Program” (Prince William Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Business Council, Woodbridge, VA, June 2012) 

“DACA Program” (Panorama Latino Television Program, Woodbridge, VA, May 2012) 

Honors and Awards:

The Global Mobility Top 100 Most Admired Service Providers of 2021, The View from the Top

William & Mary Presidential Scholarship

Articles and Publications:

Tech Sector to Benefit from New STEM Worker Rule, The Recorder, April 13, 2016

Community Involvement:

Bay Area Mobility Management, Board of Directors
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
National Association of Women Lawyers, Member
British American Business Council, Member
Worldwide ERC, Member
Society for Human Resources Management, Member
Hispanic Bar Association, Member

Outside the Office:

Alejandra is a first-generation Peruvian American. She values spending time with her family and friends as well as traveling the world and meeting new people.