Brian Fu

Brian Fu

  • Immigration Law, Employment Law, Business Law ...
  • California, New York
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Legal Expertise
Brian Fu works closely with major production studios, talent and management agencies, and multinational corporations to devise creative immigration strategies for executives, on-screen talent in film and television, production teams, musicians, athletes, and artists to work on multi-million dollar projects in the United States. As a trusted advisor on global mobility matters for leading companies in such sectors as entertainment, fashion, design, cosmetics, and videogames, Brian counsels on complex labor and employment issues for foreign nationals. Brian has studied law at top schools in the United States, Australia, and Japan – on the prestigious Monbukagakusho Scholarship awarded by the Japanese government, and he fluently speaks Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Japanese, and Spanish. He has been recognized by the well-known and exclusive Super Lawyers Rising Stars and Best Lawyers Ones to Watch publications. He also serves on his firm’s Pro Bono Committee, as a DEI Liaison with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, as a Board Member of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association – the oldest AAPI Bar Association in the nation, as an invited Speaker for students at higher education institutions, and as a Mentor with his alma mater and local bar associations.

Representative Matters
? Successfully expedited adjudication of nonimmigrant petitions, consultations, and visa process for 10+ talent and production team members with complex travel plans to work on multinational, multi-million dollar production.
? Handled the preparation of urgent O-1/O-2 petitions and counseled related studios, talent/management agencies, and production teams to secure emergency visas to attend important press and publicity events for major, multi-million dollar network production.
? Obtained numerous visas for executives, artists, and support personnel to work on high-profile videogame projects.

Education
University of California - Berkeley
B.A. | Legal Studies
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Melbourne Law School
J.D.
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Keio University
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Speaking Engagements
Law Firm Representative at UCLA Diversity Reception
Panel Member of JusticeCorps Life after AmeriCorps Panel
Bay Area JusticeCorps
Founders in Education Sub-Community at Harvard Innovation Lab; presented to Harvard student entrepreneurs and held workshop
Awards
Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Ones to Watch
Best Lawyers
Pro Bono Certificate of Recognition
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles
Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Monbukagakusho Scholarship
Japanese Government
Professional Associations
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
Board Member
Current
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National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
DEI Liaison
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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Practice Areas
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Finance, Business Formation
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Family Law
Languages
  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
2049 Century Park E
18th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Telephone: (310) 312-3159