Partner

Eric M. Domínguez

Eric has over a decade of experience assisting companies and individuals with their immigration matters. Prior to founding KLD, LLP, Eric led the non-EB-5 practice group of a boutique immigration law firm and before that, gained considerable experience with complex employment immigration matters at a large business immigration firm where he represented multinational clients in the entertainment, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and technology
industries.

Memberships & Professional Organizations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Congressional Advocacy Liaison (2015-present)
  • Department of State Liaison (2016)
  • Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)
  • Chair, Immigration Section (2018-present)
  • Deputy Regional President (2020-present)
  • Regional President (2018-2020)
  • Orange County Hispanic Bar Association (OCHBA)
  • President (2017)
  • Board of Directors (2015-2018)
  • Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)
  • Pro Bono Committee (2018-2020)
  • Appointments Committee (2019)
  • Chair, Immigration Law Section (2015)

He continues to represent clients in a variety of industries with a focus on assisting overseas companies expand to the United States and US-based startups onboard foreign talent. Eric also represents a growing roster of talented athletes, musicians, and film/television professionals in obtaining temporary and permanent employment visas.

Eric draws from his experience as the child of immigrants to devote considerable time to various non-profit organizations. Serving on the board of the Public Law Center, Orange County Justice Fund, and ChispaOC. He has also served as President of the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association, Regional President of the Hispanic National Bar Association, and Chair of the Immigration Section for the Orange County Bar Association, where he has also served on the Nominations and Pro Bono Committees.

Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2015-present)

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Panel Presenter, HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference & Annual Conference, “The Post-Covid/Pre-Election State of Immigration”, September 21, 2020
  • Panel Presenter, AILA, “H-1B RFE Trends and Strategies for Winning at CSC, NSC, TSC, andVSC”, August 4, 2020.
  • “Rising Above the Rhetoric: Employer Tips for Navigating the Changing Immigration Landscape”, Hispanic National Bar Association Corporate Counsel Conference Publication, 2018.
  • Panel Presenter, Alumni Panel, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, November 15, 2017
  • Panel Presenter, Diversity i n the Legal Profession, University of California, Irvine School of Law, April 13, 2017
  • Panel Presenter, “Immigration Town Hall hosted by Congressman Lou Correa”, Santa Ana College, January 27, 2017
  • Panel Presenter, Immigration Awareness Week Immigration Forum, University of California, Irvine, April 27, 2015 Speaker, “Business Immigration Law: Representing Corporate Clients and High-Skilled Workers.” Lecture, Western State College of Law, Fullerton, CA, February 5, 2015.
  • Panel Presenter, “L-1 Visas: Current State of Adjudications and Best Practices.” Panel presentation, Orange County Bar Association Immigration Law Section, October 7, 2014.
  • Panel Presenter, “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.” Panel presentation, League of United Latin American Citizens, September 15, 2012.
  • Presenter, “DACA Issues for Employers and Career Center Staff.” Lecture, University of California, Riverside, September 11, 2012.
  • Featured/quoted by: A ssociated Press, Daily Journal, Orange County Register, Orange County Business Journal, Excélsior, Orange County Lawyer, La Opinión

Community Service

  • Board Member, Public Law Center (2020 – present)
  • Board Member, Orange County Justice Fund (2017 – present)
  • Board of Directors, ChispaOC (2017 – present)
  • Board of Directors, Community Lawyers Inc. (2015 – 2017)
  • On-site Attorney, Artesia Family Detention Facility (Artesia, New Mexico), as part of the AILA Artesia Pro Bono Project
  • Volunteer Attorney, CARECEN – Los Angeles, CSU Project
  • Volunteer Attorney, Public Law Center

Education

  • J.D., Chapman University School of Law
  • B.A., Political Science, Chapman University

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court Central District of California