Brendan Coggan

Vice President of Global Immigration

With a decade of global immigration experience, Brendan Coggan started his career working for a large leading corporate immigration firm before joining Pearl Law Group as a Global Law Clerk.  His wide range of experience includes individual case management, account management for both large and small clients, and infrastructure development for clients looking launch successful global programs.

While still heavily involved in strategically supporting larger clients, Brendan’s focus has increasingly shifted to helping Pearl Law Group strategically expand its global footprint: under Brendan’s leadership, Pearl Law Group’s Global (non-US) Immigration Practice grew 35% year over year in 2018. Brendan leads Pearl’s global immigration services for a diverse set of clients both in the United States and abroad, overseeing programs with heavy caseloads while offering flexibility and a personal touch to ensure all clients reach their immigration goals.  With his focus on offering personalized employee development, exploring strategic business expansion opportunities, and building scalable, sustainable processes, Brendan’s team of over a dozen global immigration professionals across three continents is helping elevate Pearl’s global immigration practice to new heights.

Connection to Immigration 

I first became interested in immigration law while participating in a study abroad program in Queensland, Australia. My time in Australia, surrounded by students from all over the world, opened my eyes to all of the fascinating similarities and differences that exist between different people and cultures. The experience truly sparked my enthusiasm for both learning and experiencing more of what the world has to offer.

SuperLawyers: Rising Stars (2018 – 2019)


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
B.A., Tufts University (Economics)

What is a fun fact about you?

I have a large collection of World War II literature and am always looking to find more reading on the time period.



My Family's Journey

Ireland Italy United States of America