Lorianne Cercenia

Attorney, Pearl Law Group

Lorianne Cercenia has fifteen years of legal experience with a focus on both global and US immigration for the last twelve years. While working to receive her J.D., she continued at Pearl as a paralegal, becoming specialized in H-1B visas and PERM Labor Certifications. She also managed global business immigration for corporate employees in need of work visas and permanent residency in the EMEA region.

At Pearl, Lorianne manages large caseloads for corporate clients by assisting their employees in U.S. inbound non-immigrant & immigrant visas, including H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, O-1, E-3, TN, PERM, EAD, AP, I-140, and AOS. She also helps in the development of in-house immigration policies and immigration process maps for clients and makes regular onsite client visits to give presentations and professional development to key stakeholders, including employees, managers, and HR professionals. Lorianne has recently started supporting high-growth start-up companies, and she enjoys helping her clients launch successful immigration programs and helping them scale as their business needs evolve.

Connection to Immigration 

My grandfather first came to the US on a student visa obtaining an engineering degree and finding employment in Los Angeles. Through his employer, he was able to petition his wife and children (my dad) to the United States from the Philippines. My father joined the USAF and was stationed in the Philippines when he met my mom.


J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law
L.L.M., Golden Gate University School of Law
B.S., summa cum laude, Arizona State University (Justice Studies)

What is a fun fact about you?

My love for traveling and exploring new places began the moment I was born – I was a U.S. citizen born abroad in Okinawa, Japan. As a military dependent, I was able to live and visit several Asian countries and several U.S. states including Alaska. After college, I thought I’d set roots in Phoenix, Arizona but my urge to travel sent me on my way to San Francisco, California, where I began working at Pearl. Then shortly after, I ended up marrying into the military life again and suddenly I was living in Tallinn, Estonia and traveling all over Europe. Most recently, my family and I completed an epic road trip across the North American continent from Alaska to South Carolina.


English, Tagalog

My Family's Journey

Philippines United States of America