Rose Carson LLP consists of staff of all levels including Attorneys, Paralegals and more to ensure that as a team we provide you with the best service.
Helga M. Carson
Partner & Attorney
Helga is a founding partner of Rose Carson LLP and has been practicing exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law for 30 years. Prior to Rose Carson LLP she was an associate at a business immigration law firm in San Jose, California and then ran her own practice for 15 years. She has partnered with numerous companies throughout the U.S. including start-ups and public entities to help them successfully navigate employment immigration matters and establish coherent immigration policies. She has also assisted many foreign nationals obtain permanent residence through the Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher, and National Interest Waiver categories.
Helga holds a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University, and a J.D. from the University of California Davis. She is licensed by the State Bar of California and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), where she has served in numerous capacities with the local chapter. Helga has also conducted immigration education seminars and has written articles for immigration publications, and has been a guest lecturer at Santa Clara University.
Helen Hopkins Mell
Helen brings 20+ years of experience spanning non-immigrant and immigrant visa work, multi-nationals and start-up clients to create highly successful filings, particularly focusing on immigrant visa petitions in the extraordinary ability, outstanding researcher and national interest waiver categories. She has also assisted clients achieve approvals for non-immigrant petitions, including H-1Bs, L-1s, TNs, Es and O-1s.
Prior to joining Rose Carson, Helen worked for several immigration firms throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Helen holds a B.A. with honors in History and a minor in Business from San Jose State University. During her time at Santa Clara University School of Law completing her J.D., Helen was Technical Editor of the Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal (formerly the Computer and High Technology Law Journal), a publication that focused on all aspects of intellectual property and high tech law.
Helen is licensed by the State Bar of California and an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
Karen Y. Chow-Gregory
Partner & Attorney
Karen Y. Chow-Gregory is a Partner in the Palo Alto office of Rose Carson LLP. Her practice focuses on corporate immigration. She advises and represents clients in a variety of industries, with a primary focus on the high-tech industry. Karen has extensive experience counseling corporations, individuals, and start-ups on various immigration issues, including nonimmigrant filings (H-1, L-1, TN, E-2, E-3, etc.), immigrant filings (EB-1, EB-2/EB-3), Labor Certification (PERM) process, corporate re-organizations, mergers, layoffs, and I-9 compliance issues.
Karen holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a J.D. from Santa Clara Law School. She is licensed by the State Bar of California and an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
Grace Do has been practicing exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law since 1999 and has over 15 years of experience providing comprehensive immigration law counseling to primarily high-technology companies, biotechnology companies, universities and government sponsored research facilities to ensure that both her employer and the employee(s) receive the best possible immigration representation. She has expertly handled the full-range of nonimmigrant visas including E, H-1B, L-1, O-1, and TN as well as immigrant visa categories including labor certification, national interest waiver, extraordinary ability and outstanding researcher.
Her work experience includes associate attorney (toxic tort litigation and immigration), partner (immigration law), in-house counsel (in charge of establishing the immigration group in the legal department of a high-tech company) and consultant.
Grace holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a J.D. from the University of California, Hasting College of the Law.
Grace is licensed by the State Bar of California and an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She has served as Department of Labor Liaison and San Jose USCIS Liaison for the AILA Santa Clara Valley Chapter, and was Co-Editor for the AILA California Chapters Conference.