Kelli Duehning, Partner, Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP | Speaker
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Kelli Duehning is a Partner in the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. Kelli joined BAL after a 17-year career with the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).
Kelli managed the Western Law Division of USCIS and was responsible for developing and coordinating all legal strategies in the western United States, working closely with government investigators and federal law enforcement officials and advising agency leadership on complex immigration issues.
She also worked as an immigration officer in the Overseas Refugee program in Kenya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Thailand; as the Acting Field Office Director in Beijing, China, and New Delhi, India; and as an Adjudications Officer in Bangkok, Thailand. Kelli has served as an instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), the USCIS BASIC Academy and the Refugee Affairs training division.