Irene Lee


Irene began her immigration career as a paralegal with a prominent global immigration firm, providing case management support for a high volume of corporate accounts and handling a wide range of employment-based temporary and permanent visa matters. While in law school, she gained experience in a variety of practice areas, from criminal law as a legal intern for the San Francisco District Attorney’s office to administrative and regulatory work as a law clerk for the D.C. Attorney General’s office. Following her passion in immigration, Irene resumed her career in immigration law as an attorney with Pearl Law Group. Irene manages high volume and complex cases from small start-up companies to large Fortune 500 corporate clients across multiple industries, including the financial tech, retail and fashion, food and pharmaceutical, and more.

Connection to Immigration

As a second-generation Korean American, my parents, uncles, aunts, and grandparents are all immigrants from South Korea. The life and opportunities I have here in America are constant reminders of how important their journey to the U.S. has been for our family.


J.D., George Washington University Law School
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (Asian American Studies)

What is a fun fact about you?

Before applying to law school, I was very close to deciding on going to culinary school to become a chef (like my mother). Cooking is still a hobby of mine, and I love exchanging fun, new recipes!


English, Korean

My Family's Journey

South Korea