MARCINE A. SEID, Esq., practices exclusively in the area of Immigration and Naturalization Law as a member of the State Bar of California. She is a graduate (Phi Beta Kappa) of the University of California, Davis (B.A.) and earned her Jurisdoctorate degree from the Santa Clara University Law School in 1993.
Ms. Seid is currently an elected Director of the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA) and was a former Chairperson for AILA's Santa Clara Valley, California chapter. She had the opportunity to act as a liaison between AILA and the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and the U.S. Department of Labor. Specifically, Ms. Seid served as an AILA liaison with INS' California Service Center in 2001-2003, as an AILA liaison for the U.S. Department of Labor, Region VI in 2004-2005, , and as the AILA's liaison committee Chairperson for USCIS' Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) from 2005 to 2007. Currently, she serves on AILA's Compliance Auditing Standards Task Force.
Ms. Seid is a frequent speaker for many national, regional and local continuing legal education (CLE) conferences and seminars. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles on immigration law and was published in the Santa Clara University's Law School's High Technology Law Journal.
Ms. Seid has participated as an immigration expert witness at the Santa Clara Superior Court, in California, and has guest lectured on employment-based immigration at the Santa Clara University Law School and Stanford Law School.
Ms. Seid is recognized in Best Lawyer's in America and listed in the Heritage Registry of Who's Who's and the Global Directory of Who's Who.
Since 2007, Ms. Seid has been selected as a "Northern California Superlawyer" - i.e., one of the top 5% of the lawyers practicing in Northern California, chosen on the basis of peer evaluation and independent research.
Ms. Seid is president of the INBLF's Silicon Valley chapter. The INBLF is an organization of the most highly credentialed and preeminent single-discipline law firms throughout the United States and some of the world's most prominent full-service law firms in foreign nations.
In addition, Ms. Seid has co-authored the book "Immigration Law in the Workplace", a resource written specifically to make immigration law understandable for American employers.
Most notable, Ms. Seid volunteers her time as a Trustee of the American Immigration Council and advocates for positive Comprehensive Immigration Reform as the Chairperson of the Bay Area Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
Ms. Seid was a former Commissioner for the Parks & Recreation Department of Santa Clara County and a member of the San Jose Leadership Program.