Cherylle C. Corpuz is a leader in the immigration bar, having spent more than 19 years counseling a broad range of individual and institutional clients on immigration matters and advocating before the USCIS, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of State, and immigration and federal courts. She has served as the Chair of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, as liaison with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, and on numerous committees. Ms. Corpuz has been a frequent speaker at CLE-accredited courses and a mentoring attorney, as well as a former instructor with the Temple University Beasley School of Law Immigration Clinic. She is the co-chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s newly formed Immigration Law Committee.
Ms. Corpuz began her career at Nationalities Service Center, where she directed the nonprofit legal services department and served as Vice President responsible for the overall operations of this refugee resettlement organization. Ms. Corpuz then established her own firm providing counseling in immigration matters and representation in all venues to individuals as well as organizations, including businesses, hospitals, social service agencies, and criminal defense firms. From 2006 to 2010, Ms. Corpuz managed the immigration practice at Blank Rome, LLP where she was responsible for visa and compliance work with multi-national corporations, universities and high net worth individuals. While at Blank Rome she established the pro-bono domestic violence representation project, Safety in Numbers, which has been adopted firm-wide.
Ms. Corpuz does extensive volunteer work in local immigrant communities, helping to organize annual citizenship drives and speaking at immigrant community meetings.