Eric Dominguez
Eric Dominguez
Eric Dominguez

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Biography

Eric leads the firm’s non-EB-5 practice area where his team focuses on immigrant and nonimmigrant visas for families, small, mid-size, and large multi-national clients in industries including entertainment, fashion, real estate, technology, and pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining David Hirson & Partners, Eric gained considerable experience with employment and family-based immigration matters with a large business immigration firm.

Representative Experience:
  • Assisted numerous research scientists with obtaining visas classifications as outstanding researchers based on demonstrated international expertise and prominence in their fields.
  • Counselled numerous classical musicians in obtaining non-immigrant (O-1 and P-1) and immigrant visas (EB-1A and National Interest Waivers) based on their performance and teaching experience.
  • Advised foreign entrepreneurs on visa strategies to expand into the United States and transfer managers, professional staff, and ownership
  • Obtained immigrant and nonimmigrant visas for internationally acclaimed character technical designers, art directors, coaches, and set designers

Education

  • Chapman University School of Law, Orange, California
    • J.D. - 2010
  • Chapman University
    • B.A. - 2003

Classes & Seminars

  • Featured/quoted in: Associated Press, Daily Journal, Orange County Register, Orange County Business Journal, Excélsior, Orange County Lawyer, La Opinión
  • Panel Presenter, Alumni Panel, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, November 15, 2017
  • Panel Presenter, Diversity in the Legal Profession, University of California, Irvine School of Law, April 13, 2017
  • Panel Presenter, “Immigration Town Hall hosted by Congressman Lou Correa”, Santa Ana College, January 27, 2017
  • Panel Presenter, Immigration Awareness Week Immigration Forum, University of California, Irvine, April 27, 2015
  • Speaker, “Business Immigration Law: Representing Corporate Clients and High-Skilled Workers.” Lecture, Western State College of Law, Fullerton, CA, February 5, 2015
  • Panel Presenter, “L-1 Visas: Current State of Adjudications and Best Practices.” Panel presentation, Orange County Bar Association Immigration Law Section, October 7, 2014
  • Panel Presenter, “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.” Panel presentation, League of United Latin American Citizens, September 15, 2012
  • Presenter, “DACA Issues for Employers and Career Center Staff.” Lecture, University of California, Riverside, September 11, 2012

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Treasurer of the Orange County Justice Fund
  • Board of ChispaOC
  • Represented detained families at the Artesia Detention Facility in Artesia, New Mexico as part of the AILA Artesia Pro Bono Project.

Past Positions

  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), Law Clerk

Published Works

  • Co-Author, “Appendix A17 – Immigration Law”, In-House Counsel’s Handbook, 5th ed.

Professional Associations

  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Region XVIII President, 2018 to Present
  • AILA Southern California Chapter, Congressional Advocacy Liaison, 2015 to Present
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Immigration Section Co-Chair, 2019 to Present
  • Appointments Committee, Orange County Bar Association, 2019 to 2019
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County, President, 2017 to 2017
  • AILA Southern California Chapter, Consular Liaison, 2016 to 2016
  • Orange County Bar Association, Immigration Law Section, Chair, 2015 to 2015

Practice Areas

  • Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visas

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Honors

  • Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2015-2020