Inspired by the immigration attorney that helped her parents immigrate to the United States, Mailine wanted to make a difference and help others who wanted opportunities for themselves and their families to immigrate. Mailine’s immigration career started with a boutique law firm focusing on deportation, asylum and family reunification areas.
At TSM she is a lead attorney for one of the larger clients and heads the Systems and Operations Committee within the firm. She thrives on strategizing tough cases and enjoys a challenge. Her law background includes work at large business immigration law firms, where she created systems to process a large volume of labor certifications, filing countless EB-1 and I-140 National Interest Waiver cases, and managing over 35 accounts, attorneys and a team of legal assistants. Mailine has served as AILA NorCal Liaison with the US Department of Labor, Region IX, spoken on numerous AILA Panels and written articles relating to Labor Certifications, Ethics and B-2 visas. She was the Author/Editor for Lexis/Nexis, 2004-2005, Immigration Law and Procedure: Desk Edition, Chapter 15: Labor Certification and PERM and has co-authored with fellow attorney, Ronald Wada on the topic of Labor Certifications for Bender's Immigration Bulletins.
Mailine earned a B.A. in Legal Studies and Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her JD from the University of San Francisco.