Principal Attorney, Sweta Khandelwal
Sweta has been practicing law for more than 10 years and has represented clients across multiple nationalities. Sweta has been recognized as amongst the “Top 40 under 40” immigration attorneys in California by the American Society of Legal Advocates.
As an immigrant herself, Sweta came to the United States as a dependent on a H-4 Visa, transferred to a student (F-1) visa, interned under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) Program, worked on a H-1B Visa, and is finally self-employed while obtaining her Permanent Residency. Sweta has navigated her way through the complex web of U.S. immigration laws and is sensitive to the challenges faced by her clients.
Sweta completed her Masters in Law from the University of California Los Angeles and her J.D. from the Faculty of Law, India. During her academic career, Sweta has been recognized at multiple international forums for her sharp analytical and oratory skills.Sweta is licensed by the State Bar of California.
Sweta is also a Chartered Accountant- equivalent of a CPA. This makes her uniquely positioned to understand the immigration needs of her business clients in the broader context of their corporate objectives. Sweta is actively involved with immigration issues and immigrant communities in various capacities: Member of the Business Immigration Committee at the National Board of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) (2014); Member of the Law Student Committee at AILA National (2014); Chair of the Silicon Valley Chapter of AILA (AILA-SCV) (2013-2014); Chair-Elect (AILA-SCV 2012-2013); Media Liasion at AILA-SCV (2014-2015); Advocacy & Media Liasion (2014-2015); AILA liaison for the San Jose Customs and Border Protection unit of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2011-2012); and as a pro-bono/volunteer attorney for several legal-aid clinics. Sweta has addressed multiple conferences/forums in India and the United States on immigration and business issues.