MEET OUR TEAM
Meet Our Team
Christina develops and executes immigration strategies for a wide range of corporate clients in a variety of industries, including U.S. companies seeking to hire foreign workers and multinational companies transferring foreign employees and executives to the U.S. She also represents foreign investors, and serves as immigration counsel to a corporate services law firm with particular emphasis in assisting European interests in the United States. In addition, Christina helps individuals achieve their immigration goals including obtaining work visas, family-based visas, and citizenship. Previously, she practiced as a litigator at Sidley Austin, where she defended companies in complex federal and state litigation, including multi-district litigation. Christina earned her J.D. at Loyola University of Chicago Law School, where she graduated magna cum laude. In addition, she holds a Master of Philosophy Degree in Medieval Studies from Yale University, a Master of Arts Degree in English Literature from McGill University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in French and English Literature from Dalhousie University. She has significant experience working with students, and was an Adjunct Faculty member at the DePaul College of Law. Originally from Canada, Christina came to the U.S. in F-1 student status and naturalized in 2006.
As a first generation Mexican-American, Brenda has always had a passion for immigration law. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Spanish with a concentration in Pre-Law and a minor in communication from Millikin University in Decatur, IL. From there, Brenda gained several years of experience as an immigration paralegal while she attended the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where she served as Vice President of the Student Association of Immigration Law. Brenda is fluent in Spanish and English.
Cecilia holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Connecticut College in Art History / Hispanic Studies, as well as a Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Latin American and Latino Studies. Bilingual in both Spanish and English, Cecilia’s background is in legal and government services. She has worked as a litigation assistant for a family-based immigration law firm, and as a contract analyst for the Department of Labor Chicago National Processing Center.
Liz SanFilippo Hall
With more than a decade of experience in writing and editing, Liz begins every project by understanding the needs of the client and researching their particular industry. Previously the Web and Travel Coordinator for The International Kitchen, she also has experience building and executing social media and blog strategy. Liz holds a Master’s degree in Humanities/Creative Writing from The University of Chicago as well as a Bachelor’s degree in English and Women & Gender Studies from Augustana College.