Before establishing his own practice, Daniel worked as an associate attorney with
Nathan Waxman PLLC,
a leading immigration firm with a long history of success in handling complex self-sponsorship scenarios for
a diverse range of clients, including actors, artists, musicians, playwrights, entrepreneurs, IT
professionals, scientists, financial workers, business managers, and corporate executives.
Daniel has a proven track record of success in handling hundreds of self-sponsored national interest waivers and EB-1A petitions for individuals from a wide variety of professional fields and backgrounds. Additionally, he has extensive experience with PERM labor certification, EB-1B outstanding researcher/professor petitions, EB-1C manager/executive, H1-B skilled worker petitions, E1/E2 treaty trader and investor visas, L1A manager/executive visas, L1B specialized knowledge visas, H-3 and J-1 corporate training programs, and TN professionals.
Daniel earned his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law in 2012, where he was the Chair of the Chinese Legal Society and a Clinician at the MSU immigration law clinic. In 2006, he graduated from the University of California (Santa Cruz) with honors in History with a concentration on China. Prior to law school, Daniel worked and studied Mandarin in Beijing, and from 2006-2009, he taught English at Beijing Normal University and New Oriental Education & Technology Group.
Outside of his legal work, Daniel enjoys exploring Northern California's scenic outdoors by hiking, biking, and surfing.
New Hampshire, Washington State
(Can represent clients nationwide in federal immigration matters)
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
San Francisco Bar Association
PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS/ PRESENTATIONS
“National Interest Waiver Best Practices: Reality Check,” AILA Practice Advisory, CLE Credit Course (October 2022)
“New National Interest Waiver: Standard Looking Back and Looking Forward,”
The PERM Book 2017-2018 Edition.
"High-Tech NIW EB2 Computer Science Self Petition."
The PERM Book, 2014-2015 Edition.