Many large companies have global business interests that require employees to travel to multiple countries within the same year. However, several of these same companies find it difficult to navigate the shifting rules pertaining to business visas as they cross national boundaries. How can these businesses continue to have a global presence while avoiding the potential pitfalls that can come with frequent international travel?
In this episode of Law Technology Now host Monica Bay sits down with Tracker Corp. and Pearl Travel Tech Founder Julie Pearl to discuss how tech can improve the business travel and immigration process. Julie begins by giving insights into her background and why she created her law firm and tech company. This exploration of her history gives way to an analysis of several key issues, such as communicating in real time and understanding requirement differences between countries, that global employers have relating to immigration. Julie then wraps up the conversation with an explanation of her work with, and her passion for, helping women get involved in science, technology, engineering and math.
Julie Pearl – Since founding her global immigration law firm two decades ago, Julie Pearl has pioneered service enhancements and received top honors for her contributions to the business immigration field. Julie also co-founded two software companies (Tracker Corp. and Pearl Travel Tech), which offer immigration case management and compliance systems to other law firms, Fortune 1000 companies, hospitals, and universities. Chambers Guide to Leading Lawyers names Julie the only “Star Individual” immigration attorney regionally and HR Executive Magazine consistently ranks her among the nation’s Top 20 Immigration Attorneys. She also received a 2013 Stevie® Award as “Woman of the Year – Business Services.”
Other awards for Julie’s firm, Pearl Law Group, include a Stevie® Award for Most Innovative Company, the Super Lawyers National Pro Bono Award (one of only two firms nationwide awarded), and a global mobility industry award as Immigration Provider of the Year – Americas. Additional accolades include a Cisco Systems Growing with Technology Award (Customer Service Category) and a chapter in The Moral Advantage, Getting Ahead in Business by Doing the Right Thing (Stanford University Project on Good Works) for following the “Golden Rule” with clients.
Julie has lived in five countries and speaks three languages. She received degrees from Stanford and Harvard Universities, and the University of California, Hastings Law School.